Scouting Report: Luke Weaver RHP

by Kevin_Gallo | Posted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Pitcher name: Luke Weaver

HT: 6’2

WT: 170lbs

Position: RHP

Draft status: FSU

B/T: R/R

Physical:  Weaver has sloping shoulders with long limbs.  He has a lanky body and loose limbs.   He is 6’2and at 170lbs shows a lot of room full out.

Mechanics:  He starts on the 1B side of the rubber.  He keeps his hands at his chest and has a medium leg kick.  He has a drop and drive delivery and shows very good drive off of his back leg.  Weaver gets very good extension for his size.  He throws from a true ¾ to low ¾ arm slot but still is able to get a downhill plane and a clean arm action.

Fastball:  Weaver shows a 91 to 94 mph Fastball with good tailing action.

Secondary Pitches: Weaver throws a slider that shows flashes of plus potential and sits in the low 80s.  It sometimes shows a sweeping action and at times a harder break, once he is able to find a consistency in the slider it will be easier to grade.  But both have plus potential.

Curveball:  He shows a what looks to be a show me CB at times that sits in the low 70s to high 60s.  I believe that he will most likely drop this pitch at the next level.

Change up: Weaver’s shows very good deception and sits in the low 80s to high 70s.  It also shows good tailing action and very good arm action

Command: He shows excellent command and pounds the lower half of the strike zone.  He isn’t afraid  to pound the inner have of the  plate with all his pitches.

Summary:   Luke Weaver is my dark horse in this draft.  He has a lot of good pieces and if he puts them together, Weaver will become a very good pitcher.  I see him as a #1/#2 type but could become a pure #1 if things go right.  I have heard comps on him like Brett Saberhagen and Tim Hudson.



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