Ryan Weathers, a Loretto graduate, makes MLB debut in Padres-Dodgers Divisional Series
Welcome to Major League Baseball, Ryan Weathers.
Weathers, a Loretto graduate and former first-round draft pick by the San Diego Padres, made his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of their National League Division Series.
Weathers had not played above low Single-A ball prior to making his appearance in the third inning. The left hander pitched 1 ⅓ innings, striking out one batter and walking two.
Weathers signed with Vanderbilt his senior year in high school, but never attended after being selected seventh overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Padres. The son of former MLB pitcher David Weathers signed for $5.23 million.
Weathers is the third player to make his MLB debut this postseason joining the Tampa Bay Rays' Shane McClanahan and Minnesota Twins' Alex Kirilloff.
According to the Padres, he is the second-youngest player to make his debut.
Weathers went 3-7 with a 3.84 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 2019 in his first full year.
Weathers was The Tennessean's high school baseball player of the year in his senior year and was the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year.
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