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Aaron Weatherford

RHP | RockiesCOL
Aaron Weatherford
Name: Aaron Stanley Weatherford
Born: Dec 19, 1986 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Fairhope (Ala.) HS
College: Mississippi State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (103rd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2008 (signed for $350,000)
Undrafted out of high school, Weatherford's role upon arriving at Mississippi State was unclear. As a freshman he pitched mainly out of the bullpen, totaling two saves, but did make two starts late in the season. He then began his sophomore year as the Bulldog's Friday night starter but moved back to the bullpen after six starts and helped lead the Bulldogs to the College World Series. This season Weatherford has taken on the closer role, and has seemed comfortable there, striking out close to two hitters per inning. He ranks as one of the top closers in an SEC loaded with talented relievers. Even at 6-foot-1, Weatherford has an imposing presence on the mound. His fastball reads between 92-94 mph and comes from a high, over-the-top, arm slot. He throws downhill and commands it to both sides of the plate. He also throws a hard curveball and split-finger with late break. While his split-finger is an out pitch, he rarely throws it for a strike. Weatherford does have durability concerns as he has been plagued with various injuries while a Mississippi State. He has a live arm but has a max-effort delivery, likely limiting him to a relief role as a pro.
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