Jered Weaver, Starting Pitcher, Retired
Date of Birth: 10/4/1982
Birthplace: Northridge, California
College: California State University at Long Beach
Jered Weaver, starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres, is the younger brother of former major league pitcher Jeff Weaver. Jered was a star pitcher in college and he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2004. After just one year in the minor leagues, he was called up to pitch in 19 games with the Angels in 2006. He replaced his brother when Jeff was designated for assignment by the Angels.
Weaver had his first strong season in 2010 when he led major league baseball in strikeouts. That year, he pitched in a career high 34 games and he had a 13-12 record, a career high 233 strikeouts to 54 walks, and a 3.01 ERA. The following season was another strong one, with a career high 235.2 innings pitched, a career low ERA of 2.41, and an 18-8 record. In August, 2011, he signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels.
In 2012, Weaver was tied for the American League lead in wins with a career high of 20 wins (to 5 losses). On May 2, 2012, he pitched a no hitter against the Minnesota Twins.
In 2013, Weaver spent time on the DL with a fractured elbow. He finished the 2013 season with an 11-8 record and a 3.27 ERA. He pitched 213.1 innings in 34 games in 2014. He had a strong season, finishing with an 18-9 record, 169 strikeouts to 65 walks, and a 3.59 ERA. He pitched 7.0 innings in one game in the postseason and he gave up three hits and two runs.
Weaver pitched in just 26 games with the Angels in 2015. He finished the season with a 7-12 record, 90 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a 4.64 ERA in 159.0 innings.
In 2016, Weaver pitched 178.0 innings in 31 games. He finished the season with a 5.06 ERA, 12 wins to 12 losses, and 103 strikeouts to 51 walks.
Weaver became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres on February 19, 2017.
Weaver announced his retirement as a major league player on August 16, 2017. He pitched in 9 games in 2017 and he had a 7.44 ERA in 42.1 innings.
Statistics for Weaver in twelve seasons (2006-2017) in the major leagues include:
- 7 seasons with 30 or more games, with a high of 34 in 2010 and 2014
- 4 seasons with over 200 innings pitched, with a high of 235.2 in 2011
- 3 seasons with 18 or more wins, with a high of 20 in 2012
- 5 seasons with over 150 strikeouts, with a high of 233 in 2010
- 3 seasons with an ERA under 3.00, with a low of 2.41 in 2011
Career pitching statistics for Weaver through 2017 include:
- 331 games played
- 2,067.1 innings pitched
- 150-98 win-loss record
- 1,621 strikeouts to 551 walks
- 3.63 ERA
Weaver has been involved with Special Olympics and he is the Southern California Sports Ambassador for the organization.
Weaver married his wife Kristin in November, 2011. They have a son and a daughter.