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Portrait of Casey Weathers

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.7 5.30 1.67 25 1 0 1 -0.2
Birth Date6-10-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 13 days
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ThrowsR
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0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 ASH A 13 0 13.7 0 1 2 6 7 19 2 .258 116 3.9 4.6 1.3 12.5 54% .154 .196 0.95 4.36 4.60 86 3.10 92.2
2007 MOD A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .242 98 0.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .201 2.00 5.77 0.00 107 6.15 109.4
2008 TUL AA 44 0 44.3 2 1 2 34 28 54 1 .276 93 6.9 5.7 0.2 11.0 52% .308 .228 1.40 3.42 3.05 97 4.39 98.7
2008 PDD Wnt 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 -2.15 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TRI A- 10 0 11.7 0 0 0 2 5 21 0 .257 93 1.5 3.8 0.0 16.2 67% .133 .087 0.60 1.68 0.00 73 2.01 80.3
2010 MOD A+ 20 0 18.7 0 1 4 18 17 25 2 .265 103 8.7 8.2 1.0 12.0 42% .373 .288 1.87 5.32 6.74 113 7.14 115.8
2011 TUL AA 44 0 45.7 2 2 0 32 48 48 3 .257 107 6.3 9.5 0.6 9.5 41% .254 .262 1.75 5.74 5.32 137 11.93 143.6
2012 TEN AA 31 0 34.0 4 2 0 25 53 29 2 .261 101 6.6 14.0 0.5 7.7 59% .256 .291 2.29 7.49 6.62 159 18.98 174.2
2014 PCH A+ 8 0 10.3 0 2 0 14 12 8 1 .260 97 12.2 10.5 0.9 7.0 49% .382 .370 2.52 6.86 13.06 122 11.65 138.1
2015 LYN A+ 25 0 27.0 2 1 4 23 15 33 2 .250 107 7.7 5.0 0.7 11.0 56% .318 .256 1.41 3.65 2.67 90 3.05 95.4
2015 AKR AA 22 0 22.3 0 3 0 22 11 22 1 .254 93 8.9 4.4 0.4 8.9 52% .323 .264 1.48 3.36 3.63 105 6.61 117.6
2016 AKR AA 23 0 28.0 0 3 1 27 16 30 2 .261 8.7 5.1 0.6 9.6 50% .329 .257 1.54 4.17 3.54 102 4.48 105.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-19 2009-09-07 Minors 80 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-10-14
2008-10-14 2008-10-14 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-10-14

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dMark Pieper1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league contract). Released by San Francisco 3/19/14.
  • 2013
  • 2012. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Colorado 12/8/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2007 (1-8) (Vanderbilt). $1.8M signing bonus.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183321130034271633446.2671.284.164.407.24.38.81.10.2
20193410131034381830646.3161.635.375.6810.04.77.91.6-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
2 88 Oscar Villarreal 2014 0.00 DNP
3 87 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
4 87 Derrick Ellison 2011 0.00 DNP
5 87 Mark Prior 2013 0.00 DNP
6 87 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
7 87 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP
8 86 J.J. Trujillo 2008 0.00 DNP
9 86 Amauri Sanit 2012 0.00 DNP
10 86 Michael Nix 2015 0.00 DNP
11 85 Jeremy Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
12 85 Kazuo Fukumori 2009 0.00 DNP
13 85 Jake Robbins 2008 0.00 DNP
14 84 Moises Hernandez 2016 0.00 DNP
15 84 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
16 84 Brent Leach 2015 0.00 DNP
17 83 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
18 83 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
19 83 Jason Bergmann 2014 0.00 DNP
20 83 Jim Crowell 2006 0.00 DNP
21 82 Chad Cordero 2014 0.00 DNP
22 82 Jose Valdez 2015 0.00 DNP
23 82 Adam Russell 2015 0.00 DNP
24 82 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
25 82 Nate Bland 2007 0.00 DNP
26 81 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
27 81 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
28 81 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
29 80 Greg Burke 2015 0.00 DNP
30 80 Tommy Hottovy 2014 0.00 DNP
31 80 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
32 79 Andy Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
33 79 Jason Roach 2008 0.00 DNP
34 79 Chris Fussell 2008 0.00 DNP
35 79 Spike Lundberg 2009 0.00 DNP
36 79 Dustin Richardson 2016 0.00 DNP
37 79 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
38 79 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
39 79 Mark Nussbeck 2006 0.00 DNP
40 79 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
41 78 Hector Ambriz 2016 0.00 DNP
42 78 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
43 78 Randy Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
44 77 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
45 77 Julio DePaula 2015 0.00 DNP
46 77 Dusty Hughes 2014 0.00 DNP
47 77 Jason Karnuth 2008 0.00 DNP
48 77 Roger Deago 2009 0.00 DNP
49 77 Mike Saipe 2006 0.00 DNP
50 77 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
51 77 Trey Hodges 2010 0.00 DNP
52 77 Juan Perez 2011 3.60
53 76 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
54 76 Logan Kensing 2015 5.87
55 76 Chris Booker 2009 0.00 DNP
56 75 Josh Roenicke 2015 0.00 DNP
57 75 Manny Delcarmen 2014 0.00 DNP
58 75 Cory Wade 2015 0.00 DNP
59 75 Allen Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
60 75 Ramon Troncoso 2015 0.00 DNP
61 75 Will Glen 2010 0.00 DNP
62 75 Brandon Villafuerte 2008 0.00 DNP
63 74 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
64 74 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
65 74 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
66 74 Frank Herrmann 2016 10.12
67 74 Carlos Fisher 2015 0.00 DNP
68 74 Ken Ray 2007 0.00 DNP
69 74 Bobby Korecky 2012 18.00
70 74 Josh Geer 2015 0.00 DNP
71 73 Mitchell Boggs 2016 0.00 DNP
72 73 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
73 73 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
74 73 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
75 73 Zach Miner 2014 0.00 DNP
76 73 Adam Loewen 2016 15.00
77 73 Sean White 2013 0.00 DNP
78 73 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
79 73 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
80 73 Boof Bonser 2014 0.00 DNP
81 72 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
82 72 Fernando Nieve 2015 0.00 DNP
83 72 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
84 72 Fernando Cabrera 2014 0.00 DNP
85 72 Jason Phillips 2006 0.00 DNP
86 72 Anthony Lerew 2015 0.00 DNP
87 72 Stephen Randolph 2006 0.00 DNP
88 72 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
89 72 Tom Cochran 2015 0.00 DNP
90 72 Daniel McCutchen 2015 0.00 DNP
91 71 Mike Zagurski 2015 0.00 DNP
92 71 Jeremy Accardo 2014 0.00 DNP
93 71 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
94 71 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
95 71 Jeff Gray 2014 0.00 DNP
96 71 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
97 71 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
98 71 Gabe DeHoyos 2012 0.00 DNP
99 71 David Cortes 2006 4.30
100 71 Tim Dillard 2016 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 You can never predict Weathers. The scorching heat this converted outfielder showed in his one full year on the mound at Vandy led the Rox to overdraft him with the eighth pick in 2007. Since then, scouts and meteorologists alike have been in a fog, as first his control dissipated, then he had Tommy John surgery in 2009, the effects of which linger still. The Cubs didn't give up much to get him, and his fastball still strikes like lightning, leading to huge strikeout rates. He's a risk, but if the control issues have all been part of a slower-than-usual injury recovery, there's a chance they will clear up suddenly and quickly, allowing his talent to shine. But it's best to have an umbrella—or another reliever option—close by, just in case.
2011 The eighth overall pick in 2007 out of Vanderbilt, righty reliever Casey Weathers was behind the development curve before his 2009 Tommy John surgery, due to spending four years in college, being a converted outfielder, and struggling with his control. Returning from the surgery last year, he got his velocity and slider back, but his control was worse than ever, and he didn’t get back to High-A until after the All-Star break, a particularly troubling pace for a pitcher who will turn 26 in June.
2010 The Rockies’ top pick in 2007, Weathers spent his summer rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and should be ready to start back down that old prospect road. A classic power closer with a fastball that breaks radar guns and a nasty slider, Weathers has walked 5.6 men per nine in his short minor-league career; if just getting healthy is at the top of the to-do list, improving his command should be right below it. Regardless, it’s hard to see a pitcher with this kind of arm not becoming a bullpen beast, and Weathers stands a good chance to become The Monster That Ate Huston once the Rockies’ current closer prices himself out of Colorado.
2009 The team's top pick in 2007, Weathers was blowing away Double-A hitters in his full-season debut thanks to an upper-90s fastball and plus-plus slider, but after playing for Team USA and pitching in the Arizona Fall League his elbow went pop—he'll miss all of 2009 following Tommy John surgery. The good news is that with today's medical advancements, that's now just a bump in the road.
2008 In recent years, every draft has had that one college closer that teams hope can move quickly and pay some early dividends. Last June, Weathers was that guy and was taken with the eighth overall pick by Colorado. His fastball sits between 95 and 97 mph and touches 99, and he throws his slider harder than some big leaguers can throw their fastball. He's a monster who could give the Rockies that pure shutdown closer that the organization has been looking for since ...forever.

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This article requires BP Premium accessGuarding The Lines: The Twos and ThreesJarrett Seidler2017-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 75 RelieversBret Sayre2017-03-09
Soft Toss: You Don't Make 'Pens With First-RoundersBrendan Gawlowski2016-06-07
Soft Toss: Behind Driveline BaseballBrendan Gawlowski2015-12-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-03-03
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-22
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-12-22
The BP Wayback Machine: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Giant Draft PicksGeoff Young2012-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
Transaction Analysis: Wrapping Up the Winter Meetings UPDATED TWICER.J. Anderson2011-12-09
Transaction Analysis: Wrapping Up the Winter Meetings UPDATED TWICEBen Lindbergh2011-12-09
Transaction Analysis: Wrapping Up the Winter Meetings UPDATED TWICEKevin Goldstein2011-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of October 12Kevin Goldstein2011-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Raining on Your Draft ParadeKevin Goldstein2011-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Colorado Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-18
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 30Kevin Goldstein2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2010-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Beyond Number OneKevin Goldstein2009-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League TableJohn Perrotto2008-07-27
Future Shock: Futures Game LogKevin Goldstein2008-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 100 Update, The Back 50Kevin Goldstein2008-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2008-06-05
Future Shock: Mock Draft 2008Kevin Goldstein2008-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL West NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL WestKevin Goldstein2008-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: NCAA Weekend Review and PreviewBryan Smith2008-02-28
Top 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)if huston street is out for an extended time, who will close for the Rox, Morales or Betancourt, or who else..Casey Weathers?
(kidzero from denver)
I'd love to see what Morales could do, but I sort of expect that if he doesn't become the hot hand, Betancourt would be the pitcher who gets the most opportunities in such a scenario. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, would you trade the Rockies top 11 prospects for Longoria and Heyward? I ask because the Rox get a lot of credit for developing their farm system, but they obviously missed big on these two (Greg Reynolds/Casey Weathers). What skill is better - consistent approach or hitting home runs in the draft/LA? Thanks.
(Dan from Denver)
I think the Rockies generally deserve a lot of credit for their drafting and player development, but that does not take away from the massive mistake they took in taking Reynolds, nor does it excuse some of the ridiculous reasons for the selection. I at least think they've gotten past it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)BA was really bullish on Bosox prospect Nick Hagadone for next year, despite his TJ surgery this year. Have we really reached the point where a major injury/surgery like that can be viewed as just a set-back? It seems like TJ surgery has come a long way in a short time; are there any other procedures that look to make the same progress?
(Rob from Brighton)
I dont know much about Hagadone, but we just had Casey Weathers on the Top 11 BPR and he's coming off very recent TJ. It's predictable, so I think it doesn't hurt someone's stock as much as something unpredictable would. Other procedures are getting better and quicker across the board. Without getting political, the idea that the Obama administration is going to open up stem cell research could be the biggest change. I did an article for Popular Science recently and in talking about the future of sports medicine, damn near every answer started with 'stem cells.' (Will Carroll)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think i heard somewhere that Casey Weathers is out for the season. But doesn't the combination of Weathers and Corpas mean that street shouldn't spend alot of time shopping for a house in Denver?
(Basicslop from Albuquerque)
Weathers had a TJ, so yes, no '09 for him. I do think the Rockies will look to flip street, but at the same time, he's not a closer, and shouldn't be one again. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)"proper humeral retroversion"...just how I would phrase it!! Could the lack of pitching growing up be a contributing cause to a guy like Casey Weathers getting hurt who was a position player and switched to relief work relatively late?
(Adam from Denver)
Good question. Tim Kremchek pointed out to me the high incidence of TJ in converted pitchers, so yeah, that could be part of it. So, Jose Arredondo, I'm looking at you. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance that Casey Weathers or Chris Perez will be saving games this year for the Rockies and Cardinals, respectively?
(uptick from st. louis)
Well, if there are injuries at the back end of those bullpens, then yes, it could happen. However, I think the Cardinals would give their job to McClellan right now, and they should. He looks fantastic. Weathers might have the better chance, but I wouldn't start looking for him in your fantasy leagues. It's a long shot. (Bryan Smith)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't hear about Casey Weathers much... is he going to be a good play this year? Is he the nearterm successor to Corpas and if not, why draft a reliever in the first round?
(yov from Co. Springs)
He's definitely seen as the closer of the future for the Rockies, and he's starting his first full season in Double-A, so he's expected to move quickly. That's why you draft a reliever in the first round, to be a closer, and quickly. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Casey Weathers threw 96 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2011, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Curve (85mph).