Ryan Weathers began his journey to the major leagues as a star for Loretto High School in Loretto, Tennessee. As a senior in 2018, Weathers was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year after going 11-0 and finishing with an ERA of 0.09 and 148 strikeouts in 76 innings.
Weathers committed to play for Vanderbilt University following his high school career but ended up signing with the Padres after they drafted him with the seventh-overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. His professional debut came with the Padres in the Arizona League before spending both the 2018 and 2019 season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. In that ‘19 season, Weathers earned All-Midwest League honors after recording 22 starts and striking out 90 across 96 innings.
On October 6, Weathers made his major league debut against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS. He became just the second pitcher and fifth player overall to debut during the postseason.
Stats: (1 game) 1.1 innings pitched, two walks, one strikeout
Game of the year
Weathers only saw action in Game 1 of the National League Divisonal Series. He worked 1 1⁄3 inning and finished with two walks and a single strikeout.