Ryan Weathers

Position: LHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Ft. Wayne TinCaps
League: Midwest League
Born: 12/17/1999 (Age: 22)
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 230
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#7 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)

Prospect Spotlight

The son of former major leaguer David Weathers, Ryan has advanced feel for a solid three-pitch mix with polished command for his age. The lefty can work comfortably across his full arsenal throughout the zone and in any count, making him a good candidate to moving quickly through the lower-levels where hitters are bound to be overmatched by his execution. That is exactly what has happened so far, as the 19-year-old southpaw has cruised through the Midwest League in 2019 and is one of the top arms in the circuit’s mid-season all-star game.

Weathers’ fastball works comfortably in the low 90s, touching 95/96 mph, with plenty of deception due to his ability the shield the ball well from hitters. He mixes in an above-average to plus changeup with good fade and excellent deception off of the fastball out of the hand. His curveball is developing, but already plays consistently as a solid average or better offering with room to grow pitch a full grade as he continues to improve its consistency. Provided he can stay healthy, Weathers has a higher floor than most prep arms, as his polish could make him a #4/#5 SP at the very least. He could wind up better than that if his stuff really misses bats at higher levels.