Fantasy Baseball Keeper Profile: SP Jered Weaver
One of the most disappointing fantasy baseball starters over the first couple months of the 2013 season was Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver was an early draft pick this spring in every fantasy format and many fantasy owners had big plans for his this season.
In the middle of June, Weaver was not on top of his game. He had a 1-4 record and a miserable 4.65 ERA. He only lasted into the seventh inning in one of his first eight starts and he simply didn’t look like the fantasy ace he was drafted to be. He was completely missing his targets and was constantly having to pitch with the bases full.
Since June 27th, though, the veteran has completely turned his fantasy season around. He has gone 8-4 since the middle of June and has lowered his ERA all the way down to a manageable 3.33. He has once again pithed like a SP1 in fantasy and has put to rest the rumors of him being over the hill.
If you own Weaver in any type of keeper or dynasty league, I believe he can be worth hanging onto for at least one more season. He has a little magic left in his arm and I think the right-hander can still be a reliable SP1 in deeper formats in 2014.