Ryan Weathers

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Ryan Weathers is the son of long-time major leaguer David Weathers. He was drafted 7th overall by the San Diego Padres in the 2018 amateur draft. He was the second high schooler and the first high school pitcher selected in the draft. He was outstanding as a high school senior at Loretto High School, going 11-0, 0.09 with 148 strikeouts in 76 innings and was named the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. The previous summer, he had played in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, ON. In 9 2/3 IP, he allowed 4 hits, 3 walks and no runs while fanning 12. He beat Silver Medalist South Korea as the US won Gold. He tied for the tournament lead in wins (2-0) and tied Harley Gollert for 4th in ERA (three pitchers at 0.00 had more innings - Ginji Miura, Brandon Dieter and Matthew Liberatore). His fastball was timed as high as 95 mph, and he had two other solid pitches, a curveball and a change-up.

He made his major league debut in Game 1 of the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 6, 2020. That made him already the third player to make his debut in the 2020 Postseason, following Alex Kirilloff in the Wild Card Series and Shane McClanahan a day earlier in the ALDS. Coming into a scoreless game in the 3rd inning, after an injury had forced the early departure of Mike Clevinger, he pitched an inning and a third without allowing a run or a hit, although he walked two batters.

Further Reading[edit]

  • AJ Cassavell: "Padres nab lefty Weathers, then SS Edwards: San Diego wraps up Day 1 with OF Little at No. 74", mlb.com, June 5, 2018. [1]
  • AJ Cassavell: "Weathers revisits 'shock, fun' of MLB debut", mlb.com, January 14, 2021. [2]
  • Katie Woo: "Padres' top pick hopes to follow dad's path: Ryan Weathers' father, David, pitched for 19 seasons in big leagues", mlb.com, July 4, 2018. [3]

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