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Casey Weathers (born June 10, 1985) is a minor league baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He was drafted 8th overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies.[1] He played in college for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Casey Brixton Weathers
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 34)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

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BiographyEdit

Weathers attended Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California, and then Sacramento City College where he played in the outfield. During one practice, Weathers claimed he could throw harder than teammate Adam Eisner. This ongoing banter led to Weathers lighting up the radar gun for fun. Despite his wanting to remain an outfielder, once he hit 94 MPH on the gun, he was eventually converted to a pitcher by the coaching staff.[citation needed] Weathers was also teammates with Stephen Bautista, Brian Smith, Shaun Stinson, and Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez on the semi-pro Elk Grove Leprechauns where he led the league in home runs.

After two years at Sacramento City College, Weathers transferred to Vanderbilt University. After his first year at Vanderbilt, Weathers participated in the Alaskan Summer League and was a late addition to the Team USA roster where he joined Corbin and teammates David Price and Pedro Alvarez. Weathers enjoyed a successful senior season at Vanderbilt where he led the team in saves and tied for the team lead in wins. He was named a First Team All American and a finalist for National Stopper of the Year.

Professional careerEdit

Colorado RockiesEdit

Weathers was drafted by the Colorado Rockies with the 8th overall pick of the 2007 amateur draft and signed a contract on June 18, 2007, with a $1.8 million signing bonus.[2]

On October 31, 2008, Weathers underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his pitching elbow. He was added to the Rockies' 40 man roster after the 2010 season.[3]

Chicago CubsEdit

On December 8, 2011, Weathers was traded along with Ian Stewart to the Chicago Cubs for Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu.

On March 13, 2012, Weathers was outrighted to the minor leagues and opened the 2012 season with the AA Tennessee Smokies.[4]

San Francisco GiantsEdit

Weathers signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants in December 2013. He was released in March 2014.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On May 26, 2014, Weathers signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.[5]

Cleveland IndiansEdit

On December 31, 2014, Weathers signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians.[6]

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawksEdit

On April 20, 2017, Weathers signed with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He was released on December 15, 2017.

International careerEdit

Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing   United States
Olympic Games
  2008 Beijing Team
World University Baseball Championship
  2006 Havana National team

Weathers pitched for the United States national baseball team in the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the Bronze medal. He pitched in three games, recording a save in Match #28 against Japan.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2007 Baseball America First Team All American [7]
  • 2007 Collegiate Baseball First Team All American [8]
  • 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association First Team All American [9]
  • 2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third Team All American[10]
  • 2007 First Team All SEC [11]

Scouting reportEdit

Weathers has two power offerings and durability, as evidenced by back-to-back outings over an early February 2007 weekend.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MLB.com 2007 Draft Tracker
  2. ^ Rocky Mountain News
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.volunteertv.com/sports/headlines/Smokies_Opening_Day_roster_announced_145995495.html?ref=495[permanent dead link] accessdate=4 April 2012
  5. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/05/minor-moves-dolis-rodriguez-williams.html
  6. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/12/minor-moves-weathers-marinez-atkins.html
  7. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: College: College All-America First Team
  8. ^ All Americans Pre-Season 1999
  9. ^ Price Named ABCA Player of Year :: Junior ace headlines group of five Commodores named to All-American Teams
  10. ^ NCBWA > News > 2007 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America Team
  11. ^ www.secsports.com – SEC Announces Annual Baseball Honors Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Draft Report for Casey Weathers

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