Jered Weaver Speaker Profile
Jered Weaver Biography
Jered Weaver was born October 4, 1982 in Northridge,California and is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Los AngelesAngels of Anaheim. Weaver was drafted in the first round (12th overall) in the2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Angels out of California State University,Long Beach. He is the younger brother of free agent pitcher Jeff Weaver.
Weaver reached a deal with Angels management for a $4.265million salary for the 2010 season to avoid going into arbitration. DuringSpring Training, he added a two-seam fastball to his repertoire afterinstruction from teammates Scot Shields and Joel Pineiro. After the departureof John Lackey to the Boston Red Sox through free agency, there was someuncertainty over who would assume the role of the club's ace. Many expectedthat position to be filled by Weaver, who said, Sure, I'd love to havethat role. But I really don't like to think about it. I just try to improveevery year, and this year is no exception. Weaver was the Angels' OpeningDay starter, beating the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium on an ESPN nationalbroadcast.
On July 6, despite not having been initially selected,Weaver was chosen to replace CC Sabathia on the American League roster for the2010 All-Star Game due to the latter's ineligibility to pitch. He joined ToriiHunter as the only Halos representing the host club for Angel Stadium's thirdMid-Summer Classic. The All-Star selection was well-deserved, as Weaver postedthe best season of his short big league tenure. Weaver was the major leaguestrikeout champion with 233, besting Mariners ace Felix Hernandez by a singlestrikeout. He also posted career-bests in innings pitched (with 224.1), ERA(3.01), and WHIP (1.07). Weaver's success was not reflected in his win-lossrecord, however, as he went 1312 due in part to poor run support. Despite theuncertainty over the role earlier in the season, Weaver embraced and fulfilledhis new responsibility as the team's ace in 2010.Weaver finished 5th in AL CyYoung award voting.
Weaver picked up right where he left off the '10 season,posting a 6-0 record and a 0.99 ERA in his first six starts, setting an MLBrecord for first pitcher to reach 6 wins by April 25. Weaver struck out acareer-high 15 on April 10, 2011, in a game against Toronto. Weaver became thesecond pitcher in MLB history to win his sixth game in just his team'stwenty-third game which tied him with Randy Johnson when he did that with theArizona Diamondbacks in 2002.
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