2014 Draft 1st Round – Goldschmidt’s Legacy… Cincinnati, 1 year, $2 million
Luke Weaver, one of the best prospects for the St. Louis Cardinals, is heading to the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati said on its official website on the 14th (Korean time), “The club signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Weaver. He welcomes him very much.”
Weaver was drafted by St. Louis with the 27th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2014 draft. At the time of his nomination, he received a lot of attention, and raised expectations by ranking third in the club’s prospect list in 2016 and 2017. 슬롯사이트
He stepped on the big league stage from 2016, but he did not perform as expected, and in 2019, he moved to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with Carson Kelly and Andrew Young through the Paul Goldschmidt trade.
However, he failed to reach his potential even after that, and came to Cincinnati after passing through Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners. He went 24-36 with a 4.79 ERA and 462 strikeouts. Last year, due to overlapping injuries, he went 1-1 with an ERA of 6.56 and 38 strikeouts in 26 games.
Cincinnati’s rotation consisted of Hunter Green, Nick Rodolo, Justin Dunn, Louis Sessa, and Graham Ashcraft, and Weaver is expected to fill one spot.
Cincinnati general manager Nick Kroll said, “He’s out of injury and will be with us from spring training. He expects to add a lot of innings to the club.”
“I’m going to do what I can on the ballpark,” Weaver said. I will do my best for Cincinnati. I am already looking forward to it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati assigned utility player Matt Reynolds to make Weaver’s spot.