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Ryan Weathers

Video: https://twitter.com/madfriars/status/1179439125994164224

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/padres-prospects-don-welke-on-deck-classic

Ryan Weathers, the Padres' 2018 first-round pick, worked a scoreless fifth and sixth innings, striking out two.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/san-diego-padres-2020-top-10-mlb-prospects-chat/

Michael (San Diego):

    How much separation do you have between Weathers and Cantillo at this point?

Kyle Glaser: Not much, at all. I struggled a lot with ranking those two. They're right next to each other in the Handbook (sneak peak: Cantillo is No. 11) and I cannot honestly tell you that I feel 100 percent confident in having ranked Weathers above Cantillo. Weathers has a little more pure stuff and is a bit more of a natural strikethrower, but Cantillo has the better body, work ethic and singular pitch (his CH). It would not surprise me, at all, if we look back in 10 years and Cantillo has way outpitched Weathers and made me look foolish for this year's ranking.

A friend of mine saw this note at BA and passed along his comment ...

 

He throws 95-97 with his left arm and is the 10th-best  prospect on the Pads? Yikes.

From Baseball America:

San Diego Padres

—Padres' No. 10 prospect Ryan Weathers Sunday retired six of the eight batters he faced, including Francisco Mejia and Fernando Tatis Jr. The lefthander sat 95-97 mph on his fastball and impressed manager Jayce Tingler with the aggressiveness he showed in attacking hitters.

Quote from LynchMob on July 14, 2020, 11:07 am

A friend of mine saw this note at BA and passed along his comment ...

 

He throws 95-97 with his left arm and is the 10th-best  prospect on the Pads? Yikes.

From Baseball America:

San Diego Padres

—Padres' No. 10 prospect Ryan Weathers Sunday retired six of the eight batters he faced, including Francisco Mejia and Fernando Tatis Jr. The lefthander sat 95-97 mph on his fastball and impressed manager Jayce Tingler with the aggressiveness he showed in attacking hitters.

LOVE it!!   #5 or better in most systems...

Wow! If those velocities are accurate that seems like a major jump from the reports when he got drafted .... great.

Maybe some credit should be given to the scouting folks in seeing talent and projecting growth / development of a HS kid. Recall many down on that selection as a low velocity LHP with low ceiling. Maybe the ceiling has risen?

It seems the problems with Weathers was him not being in the best baseball shape and not fully focussed on baseball.  To that extent, I  think the second-half collapse, maybe too strong a word, last year might have been helpful to get him to realize that he has a career in front of him if he'll start to dedicate himself to being the pitcher the Padres see in him.  So far, a good news story and hope he continues to develop his secondary pitches to the next level.

For the record ... this from Aug 8 ... so not "news" ... nor any different than what's said above/previously ...

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/padres-prospects-who-could-impact-big-league-club?t=padres-pipeline-coverage

4) LHP Ryan Weathers (No. 10)
There's not a single prospect at the Padres' alternate site who has boosted his stock more than Weathers. He legitimately stunned team officials when he arrived in camp sitting at 95 mph and touching 97. Previously, the 20-year-old Weathers had a fastball that sat in the low 90s.

Combine Weathers' newfound velocity with his excellent command and three-pitch mix, and the Padres are suddenly considering their 2018 first-round Draft pick as an outside candidate for a roster spot. There are still hurdles to clear. Weathers isn't on the 40-man roster, and he's never pitched above Class A Fort Wayne.

But if the need for a left-hander arises, Weathers has pitched himself into consideration.

I must admit, I was wrong about Weathers. I did not like him being picked that high. I was a big Matthew Liberator fan in his draft. I figured that it would be him eventually throwing at the velocity Weathers is now showing.

Now that Weathers is regularly throwing 95-97 it seems both of his other pitches have ticked up in quality as well. I have seen both his slider and changeup graded as plus recently. Having the plus command he has always shown I see him as a sure add to the top 100 list next year. Probably top 60.

Today is the day!

https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/san-diego-padres-los-angeles-dodgers-401006119/

Weathers not only made his debut but faced the heart of the Dodgers line-up!  Physically, he still looked a little pudgy but he had great velocity and threw from an angle that was very tough on LH hitters.  He also threw with great poise and confidence, which is unusual for someone so young who has not thrown about Low A.   Loved the reaction by his Dad from the stands!  With Morejon, Weathers and Gore from the left side and Patino joining Lamet and Clevinger from the right looks like we are pretty solid in SP going forward, particularly if we can extend Lamet and Clevinger.  Got to be encouraged for our rotation future.