College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 38 with Florida State junior Luke Weaver from Deland, Florida. He checks in at a lanky 6’2 and 170 pounds. As a senior, he earned second team Rawlings All-America and first team All-State honors while being first team All-Area during his sophomore and junior seasons. He was drafted in the 19th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011 MLB Draft but decided to go to Florida State.
As a freshman, he appeared in 16 games on the bump making six starts going 1-0 with one save and a 5.93 ERA while striking out 40 in 41.0 innings of work. He played the summer of 2012 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Brewster Whitecaps. He appeared in seven games (four starts) totaling 23.2 innings with a 1-2 record and a 5.70 ERA.
Weaver had a breakout season in 2013 where he started 15 games with two relief appearances. He went 7-2 with a 2.29 ERA over 98.1 innings pitched. He held opponents to a .221 batting average while ranking 11th nationally in strikeouts (119) and strikeouts per nine innings (10.89). He pitched the summer with the Collegiate National Team starting five game while not getting a decision with a 2.14 ERA in 21.0 innings of work. He allowed five earned runs on 20 hits as he walked five and struck out 17.
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