Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/19/14
I had a recent conversation with a fantasy baseball colleague on the value of Jered Weaver. We disagreed on his value, but only briefly got to talk about him — maybe a jab here and jab there, but I wasn’t satisfied so I figured I would take it outside…and by outside I mean this article.In my opinion, a surprising number of people out there think that it is just CRAZY to believe that a player drafted among the top 40 in ADP, finished 2012 as the seventh best pitcher on the ESPN fantasy player rater (a resource I trust), and has had a stellar ERA of 2.73, WHIP of 1.03, and 51 wins (15+ per season average) over the last three seasons would be among one of the better pitchers in the game!This is why I have taken it upon myself to debunk a couple of anti-Weaver arguments that have been floating around since the end of the 2012 season.Decreased VelocityI understand one of the main concerns is his velocity, but I am not all that worried. Excuse the cliché, but Weaver is a pitcher not a thr...
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