Jered Weaver stormed out of the gates at the start of the season.
He recorded a win in each of his first six starts, finished April with a 0.99 ERA, and appeared to be the front-runner for the AL Cy Young award.
In May, Weaver’s performance has stagnated. He is yet to win a game this month and hasn’t enjoyed the same success he did earlier in the year.
Let’s take a step back and compare Weaver’s April and May stats.
March/April: W-L: 6-0, ERA: 0.99, WHIP: 0.79, BAA: .163, K/BB: 4.9
May to date: W-L: 0-4, ERA: 4.35, WHIP: 1.32, BAA: .268, K/BB: 2.6
Weaver has regressed in every statistical category and looks like a completely different pitcher. Even opponents have noticed his struggles.
Something is clearly wrong with Jered Weaver. What could it be?
Here are five reasons for Weaver’s recent collapse.