Ryan Weathers

Ryan Weathers

23-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Weathers had his day in the sun as a 20-year-old in 2020 when he jumped from High-A to the majors to make his first big-league appearance against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS. He opened the following season on the big-league roster and fared well for a few months but fell apart late in the campaign and hasn't looked good since. The right-hander spent most of last season in Triple-A, posting a 6.73 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 123 innings. His 6.46 FIP suggests that there wasn't a bright spot below the surface of his struggles, which isn't surprising given that his strikeout rate (15.6%) was far too close to his walk rate (10.1%). Both numbers were easily his worst as a pro, as was his 2.3 HR/9. Figuring out the causes for such regression will be key to Weathers getting his career back on track, with perhaps the best thing going for him being the fact that he's still just 22. A turnaround could have Weathers making an impact with the big-league club in 2023, but there's no doubt that his star is much dimmer than it was a few seasons ago. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a $5.23 million contract with the Padres in July of 2018.
Returns to minor leagues
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 16, 2022
The Padres optioned Weathers to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
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San Diego already has six other healthy starting pitchers on the active roster and could get another (Mike Clevinger) back from the COVID-19-related injured list next week, so Weathers' demotion was fully expected regardless of how he performed in Wednesday's 19-5 win over the Cubs. Even though the Padres won comfortably, Weathers didn't factor into the decision in his first start with the big club after surrendering four runs on six hits and four walks across 3.2 innings prior to his departure.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does Ryan Weathers generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ryan Weathers generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .291 124 21 5 34 6 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .279 298 54 29 73 14 0 16
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right .353 21 3 4 6 1 0 0
2021vs Left .291 124 21 5 34 6 0 4
2021vs Right .273 277 51 25 67 13 0 16
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.16 1.47 49.2 2 5 1 6.2 2.2 2.0
Since 2020Away 4.81 1.40 48.2 2 2 0 7.6 4.1 1.7
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 9.82 2.73 3.2 0 0 0 7.4 9.8 0.0
2021Home 6.16 1.47 49.2 2 5 1 6.2 2.2 2.0
2021Away 4.40 1.29 45.0 2 2 0 7.6 3.6 1.8
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Weathers compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.75
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
9.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
9.82
 
WHIP
2.73
 
BABIP
.450
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
60.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
Weathers received his first opportunity to take the big stage in 2020, making his MLB debut at a crucial time for the Padres. He hurled 1.1 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, walking two in the process. The 21-year-old put together a decent 2019 campaign at Low-A in 2019, finishing with a 3.84 ERA and 1.24 WHIP to go along with a 90:18 K:BB across 96 frames. When the southpaw is really locked in, he's able to get hitters out on the corners, or by grounding out weakly, which explains his 45.3 GB% and 22.8 K% at Low-A. Weathers' conditioning remains a concern, however, as he sits at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds as a young athlete. Expect him to begin 2021 as a part of the starting rotation for Double-A Amarillo.
Weathers logged a 1.82 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 31:3 K:BB in 24.2 innings over five April starts in the Midwest League. Then he missed three weeks with arm fatigue and had a 4.54 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 59:15 K:BB in 71.1 innings the rest of the way. When Weathers, the son of long-time big-league reliever David Weathers, is on, he attacks hitters with a low-90s fastball that he locates to both sides of the plate and sits hitters down with a plus changeup. However, his velocity wasn't there when he returned and it showed. Conditioning is probably his biggest objective going forward, as at 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, he is overweight for an ordinary Joe, let alone a 20-year-old professional athlete. If he takes his diet and conditioning seriously and his average slider improves slightly, he could be a very good mid-rotation starter.
When the Padres drafted Weathers No. 7 overall in last year's draft, some thought that he would have to settle for an under-slot signing bonus. Weathers ended up getting the full slot value -- $5.23 million. The son of longtime big leaguer David Weathers, Ryan totaled 18.1 innings between rookie ball and Low-A after being drafted. He has flashed plus with his fastball and curveball, and has shown an advanced feel for the changeup. It's an impressive repertoire for a 19-year-old lefty, and the pedigree and command are there, offering hope that he can max out. Chances are, Weathers will head back to A-ball and spend much of the season at the lower levels. If his development proceeds are expected, he will then spend much of 2020 at the upper levels before likely breaking in as a starter in 2021. If the Padres are competitive in 2020, perhaps they will have Weathers get his feet wet in a relief role late in the campaign.
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Hit hard by Cubs
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 15, 2022
Weathers registered a no-decision during Wednesday's 19-5 win against the Cubs, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings.
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Recalled prior to Wednesday's start
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 15, 2022
Weathers was recalled from Triple-A El Paso ahead of Wednesday's start against the Cubs.
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Tabbed to start Wednesday
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 15, 2022
The Padres will call up Weathers from Triple-A El Paso to have him start Wednesday's game in Chicago against the Cubs, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Headed to Triple-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
April 3, 2022
The Padres optioned Weathers to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
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Back to Triple-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
September 30, 2021
Weathers was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
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