|THROUGH THE YEARS IN BASEBALL AMERICA|
|• We tagged Weathers as a potential first round pick and the third-best prospect in our Tennessee scouting report .|
• In a draft chat , John Manuel said he could see the Giants being tempted to take Weathers in the first round.
• In an ESPN SportsNation chat , Jim Callis called Weathers the best closer in the draft. In another chat , Callis said that Weathers had considerably better stuff than does Chad Cordero of the Washington Nationals.
• Callis also called Weathers the best senior in the draft and said that Weathers should be able to contribute quickly at the Major League level. Aaron Fitt concurred with those sentiments in a College Top 25 Chat.
• Weathers checked in at No. 21 on our midseason update of the draft's Top 30 Prospects and at No. 11 on the Top 100 College Prospects .
• Weathers pitched four hitless, scoreless innings against Kentucky in relief to help Vanderbilt hold on for the victory in a 12-inning game.
• Aaron Fitt mentioned Weathers as one of the top seniors in college baseball in the College Midseason Report .
• Weathers struck out seven in 4 1/3 scoreless innings in a relief appearance.
• Aaron Fitt wrote a feature story on Weathers's adjustment from outfielder to full-time pitcher .
• Weathers impressed scouts by showing a consistent 97 MPH fastball and an improved slider in two perfect innings against Arizona State.
• Weathers ranked second on our preseason list of the Top 50 College Senior Draft Prospects .
• In our early draft preview, Weathers was No. 21 on our College Top 100 Prospects list .
|• Weathers received our "The One Who Got Away" title after the Detroit Tigers could not sign the 25th round draft pick.|
• The hardest thrower in the Alaska League, we named Weathers the fourth-best prospect in our Alaska League Top 10 Prospects list .
• Team USA added Weathers as a replacement for the team's trip to Havana, Cuba for the FISU World University Championship.
• Weathers ranked fifth on our list of prospects from Tennessee .