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Casey Weathers

RHP | IndiansCLE
Casey Weathers
Name: Casey McGhee Weathers
Born: Jun 10, 1985 in Elk Grove, Calif. USA
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career255.24.611.637.5310.17
Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2007 (signed for $1,800,000)
Weathers was a light-hitting junior-college outfielder when he and a teammate climbed atop a mound one day after practice to see how hard they could throw. Weathers hit 92 mph, and his days in the outfield were over. He transferred to Vanderbilt and has flourished in the back of the bullpen for college baseball's best team, routinely blowing 96-97 mph gas. He was summoned from the Alaska League last year and joined USA Baseball's college national team's bullpen. He establishes his fastball early in counts, will elevate it late in counts and pitches to both sides of the plate. His delivery is generally fine, though his arm action occasionally gets long, which prevents him from getting on top of his pitches and leads to erratic command and hanging sliders. His slider has touched 91, and when he stays through the pitch upon release, it has hard, three-quarter tilt with power. He's been durable in his brief pitching career, and his two-pitch mix (he also has a changeup) could allow him to close in the majors. As a senior, he should sign quickly and won't make it out of the first round.
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