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Ryan Weathers

#25 | LHP
San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Ryan Weathers
Name: Ryan Weathers
Born: Dec 17, 1999 in Loretto, TN
High School: Loretto (Tenn.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (7th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2018 (signed for $5,226,500)
The son of 19-year major league veteran David Weathers, Ryan is an advanced lefthanded pitcher out of Tennessee who offers a high floor for a prep arm. Weathers has three pitches that are at least average with a fastball, curveball and changeup. Scouts had to wait for a chance to see him this spring as Weathers is also a high-level basketball player and helped lead Lorretto High to its first ever state championship this season. When he did take the mound, Weathers pitched with a low-90s fastball that got up to 95 mph at its best with a curveball that appeared to be a tick better than it was last summer. Some scouts have put a 60-grade on the mid-70s breaking ball this spring after it was more 50-55 during the showcase circuit and with USA Baseball's 18U team. He can also turn to an average changeup when he needs it as well. Weathers spots all of his pitches effectively--some evaluators believe he can develop future plus command--and his fastball plays up with heavy sinking action as well. With major league bloodlines and a well-rounded arsenal, Weathers figures to be a middle of the first-round pick, though he'll need to maintain his body as he develops.
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