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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 5.22 1.59 32 1 0 1 -0.1
Birth Date6-10-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 2 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
2017
-0.12018
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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 84 3.43 69.8
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 2.13 46.5
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 6.74 110 6.88 130.9
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 5.32 133 10.30 205.9
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 6.62 153 11.08 252.8
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 7.04 161.3
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 3.06 74.1
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 3.63 100 5.09 121.9
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 96 4.65 103.9

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.7 0.9 2.1 47 0 52.5 44 21 50 7 .265 1.23 3.58 4.06 6.1 0.7
80o 2.2 0.7 1.7 40 0 45.4 41 20 43 6 .283 1.35 4.04 4.57 2.9 0.3
70o 2 0.6 1.5 36 0 40.6 39 19 39 6 .296 1.44 4.39 4.95 1.1 0.1
60o 1.7 0.5 1.3 32 0 36.5 37 18 35 6 .307 1.51 4.69 5.28 -0.2 -0.0
50o 1.5 0.4 1.1 29 0 32.9 35 17 31 5 .318 1.59 4.98 5.6 -1.3 -0.1
40o 1.3 0.3 1 26 0 29.3 33 16 28 5 .328 1.67 5.28 5.92 -2.1 -0.2
30o 1.1 0.3 0.8 23 0 25.6 31 15 24 5 .340 1.76 5.60 6.27 -2.7 -0.3
20o 0.9 0.2 0.6 19 0 21.5 27 13 20 4 .353 1.86 5.99 6.7 -3.2 -0.3
10o 0.7 0.1 0.4 14 0 16.0 22 10 15 3 .371 2.02 6.56 7.32 -3.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.50.41.128031.93416305.3151.574.935.54-1.0-0.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 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
20193421132036391834647.3171.585.165.579.84.58.51.5-0.1
20203510128032341630547.3141.585.135.539.74.58.51.4-0.1
20213610127030321528547.3151.575.135.549.64.58.41.5-0.1
20223710125029311427547.3151.575.135.539.74.48.51.6-0.1
20233810125028301426547.3151.555.135.539.54.48.31.6-0.1
20243910125028301426547.3161.595.135.549.84.68.51.6-0.1
20254010126029311427547.3151.555.145.559.64.38.41.6-0.1
20264110125028311426547.3151.595.165.579.84.48.31.6-0.1
20274210123026291324447.3151.595.185.599.94.48.21.4-0.1

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3 86 Jason Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
4 86 Brent Leach 2016 0.00 DNP
5 85 Jeremy Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
6 84 Willy Lebron 2012 0.00 DNP
7 84 Brandon Puffer 2009 0.00 DNP
8 84 Clint Sodowsky 2006 0.00 DNP
9 84 Justin Thompson 2006 0.00 DNP
10 83 Randy Williams 2009 4.58
11 82 Juan Sandoval 2014 0.00 DNP
12 82 Greg Burke 2016 0.00 DNP
13 82 David Lee 2006 0.00 DNP
14 81 Nate Bland 2008 0.00 DNP
15 81 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
16 81 Gary Knotts 2010 0.00 DNP
17 81 Roberto Giron 2009 0.00 DNP
18 81 Mark Watson 2007 0.00 DNP
19 80 Jim Crowell 2007 0.00 DNP
20 80 Ken Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
21 79 Cedrick Bowers 2011 0.00 DNP
22 79 Brady Raggio 2006 0.00 DNP
23 78 Manny Delcarmen 2015 0.00 DNP
24 78 Vladimir Nunez 2008 3.86
25 78 Sean Fesh 2006 0.00 DNP
26 77 Hector Mercado 2007 0.00 DNP
27 77 Neil Wagner 2017 0.00 DNP
28 77 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
29 77 Mitch Stetter 2014 0.00 DNP
30 77 Bill Murphy 2014 0.00 DNP
31 77 Tim Byrdak 2007 4.60
32 77 Greg Aquino 2011 0.00 DNP
33 76 Scott Dohmann 2011 0.00 DNP
34 76 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
35 76 Tim Hamulack 2010 0.00 DNP
36 76 Juan Perez 2012 5.14
37 76 Zack Segovia 2016 0.00 DNP
38 75 Brandon Mann 2017 0.00 DNP
39 75 Chris Leroux 2017 0.00 DNP
40 75 Chris George 2013 0.00 DNP
41 75 Jon Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
42 75 Scott Strickland 2009 0.00 DNP
43 74 Tony Pena 2014 0.00 DNP
44 74 Carlos Fisher 2016 0.00 DNP
45 74 Will Cunnane 2007 0.00 DNP
46 74 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
47 74 Matt Capps 2017 0.00 DNP
48 74 Britt Reames 2007 0.00 DNP
49 74 Zach Miner 2015 0.00 DNP
50 74 Bryan Corey 2007 1.93
51 73 Jim Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
52 73 Frank Herrmann 2017 0.00 DNP
53 73 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
54 73 Logan Kensing 2016 1.93
55 73 Nate Field 2009 0.00 DNP
56 73 Michael O'Connor 2014 0.00 DNP
57 73 Josh Roenicke 2016 0.00 DNP
58 73 Moises Hernandez 2017 0.00 DNP
59 73 Luther Hackman 2008 0.00 DNP
60 72 Tim Dillard 2017 0.00 DNP
61 72 Will Glen 2011 0.00 DNP
62 72 Roman Colon 2013 0.00 DNP
63 72 Scott Munter 2013 0.00 DNP
64 72 David Aardsma 2015 4.99
65 72 Seth McClung 2014 0.00 DNP
66 72 Kane Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
67 71 Stephen Randolph 2007 12.82
68 71 Michael Tejera 2010 0.00 DNP
69 71 Daniel McCutchen 2016 0.00 DNP
70 71 Rafael Martin 2017 0.00 DNP
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72 71 Jack Taschner 2011 0.00 DNP
73 71 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
74 71 Trever Miller 2006 2.84
75 70 Victor Marte 2014 0.00 DNP
76 70 Blaine Boyer 2015 3.32
77 70 Kyle Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
78 70 Troy Brohawn 2006 0.00 DNP
79 70 Everett Teaford 2017 0.00 DNP
80 70 Pat Neshek 2014 1.87
81 70 Scott Patterson 2012 0.00 DNP
82 69 Jeff Harris 2008 0.00 DNP
83 69 Raul Valdes 2011 3.00
84 69 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
85 69 Billy Buckner 2017 0.00 DNP
86 69 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
87 69 Jon Leicester 2012 0.00 DNP
88 69 David Purcey 2015 0.00 DNP
89 69 Vinnie Chulk 2012 10.00
90 68 Eric DuBose 2009 0.00 DNP
91 68 Mike Venafro 2007 0.00 DNP
92 68 Aquilino Lopez 2008 3.78
93 68 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
94 68 Matt Buschmann 2017 0.00 DNP
95 68 Jason Berken 2017 0.00 DNP
96 68 Josh Geer 2016 0.00 DNP
97 68 Neal Cotts 2013 1.11
98 68 Pete Munro 2008 0.00 DNP
99 68 Jarrett Grube 2015 0.00 DNP
100 68 Brian Cooper 2008 0.00 DNP

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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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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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