OMG: Colorado Rockies
With the Colorado Rockies preview now up for everyone to see, it’s time to take a look at One More Guy from their system.
Casey Weathers, RHP: Remember him? The 2007 first-round pick out of Vanderbilt was supposed to be a quick riser, one of those college closers who could get to the big leagues in a hurry. He had a solid 2008 season in Double-A, making the Texas League All-Star team and going to the Futures Game, but then missed all of 2009 following Tommy John surgery.
He came back in 2010 and the velocity was still definitely there. He struck out 46 in 30 1/3 innings and hitters managed just a .185 average against him. Command hadn’t come back as quickly — he walked 22 — but that’s often the case with TJ returnees. The 2011 season could be a big one for the 25-year-old. If he starts throwing strikes, he could help the Rockies bullpen out sooner rather than later.