Michael Weaver

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Robert Michael Weaver

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Michael Weaver was the Cleveland Indians' 1968 first-round draft pick. He played in the minors until 1973, never advancing above Double-A.

Weaver was the 6th overall pick, following Tim Foli, Pete Broberg, Marty Cott, Thurman Munson and Bobby Valentine. He began his professional career in 1968, appearing in eight games for the GCL Indians and hitting .310 with two of his nine hits going for extra bases. He also stole 5 bases without being caught. The following year, with the Reno Silver Sox, he hit .299/.367/.377 with 41 stolen bases (in 50 tries) in 83 games. He was one steal behind California League leader Albert Holland. In 1970, he played mostly for Reno (.260/.333/.318, 28 SB, 4 CS in 67 G) and also got into 7 games for the Savannah Indians (8 for 13, SB).

He did not play at all in 1971.

He hit .301/.349/.387 with 11 stolen bases (caught twice) in 70 games for Reno in 1972 and in 1973, his final season, he hit .271 in 102 games between Reno (.275/.324/.375 in 89 G, 60 R, 21 SB, 9 CS) and the San Antonio Brewers (13 games).

In total, Weaver played in 337 games, hitting .286. He had 39 doubles, 14 triples and nine home runs and he stole 107 bases.