Casey Weathers
Coach / Pitcher
Born: (1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 38)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team
World University Baseball Championship
Gold medal – first place 2006 Havana National team

Casey Brixton Weathers (born June 10, 1985) is an American professional baseball coach and former pitcher. He was drafted 8th overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies.[1] He played in college for the Vanderbilt Commodores.


Weathers attended Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California, and then Sacramento City College where he played in the outfield. During one practice, Weathers claimed he could throw harder than teammate Adam Eisner. This ongoing banter led to Weathers lighting up the radar gun for fun. Despite his wanting to remain an outfielder, once he hit 94 MPH on the gun, he was eventually converted to a pitcher by the coaching staff.[citation needed] Weathers was also teammates with Stephen Bautista, Brian Smith, Shaun Stinson, and Cincinnati Reds pitcher David Hernandez on the semi-pro Elk Grove Leprechauns where he led the league in home runs.

After two years at Sacramento City College, Weathers transferred to Vanderbilt University. After his first year at Vanderbilt, Weathers participated in the Alaskan Summer League and was a late addition to the Team USA roster where he joined manager Tim Corbin and teammates David Price and Pedro Alvarez. Weathers enjoyed a successful senior season at Vanderbilt where he led the team in saves and tied for the team lead in wins. He was named a First Team All American and a finalist for National Stopper of the Year.

Professional career

Colorado Rockies

Weathers was drafted by the Colorado Rockies with the 8th overall pick of the 2007 amateur draft and signed a contract on June 18, 2007, with a $1.8 million signing bonus.[2]

On October 31, 2008, Weathers underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his pitching elbow. He was added to the Rockies' 40 man roster after the 2010 season.[3]

Chicago Cubs

On December 8, 2011, Weathers was traded along with Ian Stewart to the Chicago Cubs for Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu.

On March 13, 2012, Weathers was outrighted to the minor leagues and opened the 2012 season with the AA Tennessee Smokies.[4]

San Francisco Giants

Weathers signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants in December 2013. He was released in March 2014.

Tampa Bay Rays

On May 26, 2014, Weathers signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.[5]

Cleveland Indians

On December 31, 2014, Weathers signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians.[6]

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

On April 20, 2017, Weathers signed with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He was released on December 15, 2017.

Coaching career

Weathers was hired prior to the 2020 season by the Cincinnati Reds as a rehabilitation coach and Arizona League pitching coach.[7] As of 2022, he is the pitching coach of the Triple-A Louisville Bats.[citation needed]

International career

Weathers pitched for the United States national baseball team in the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the Bronze medal. He pitched in three games, recording a save in Match #28 against Japan.

Awards and honors

Scouting report

Weathers has two power offerings and durability, as evidenced by back-to-back outings over an early February 2007 weekend.[13]


  1. ^ 2007 Draft Tracker
  2. ^ "Rocky Mountain News". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-22.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Smokies' Opening Day roster announced". Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Minor Moves: Loe, Dolis, Rodriguez, Williams".
  6. ^ "Minor Moves: Weathers, Marinez, Atkins".
  7. ^ Chris Haft (November 14, 2019). "Reds announce 2020 Minor League staffs". Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  8. ^ College: College All-America First Team
  9. ^ All Americans Pre-Season 1999
  10. ^ "Price Named ABCA Player of Year :: Junior ace headlines group of five Commodores named to All-American Teams". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  11. ^ NCBWA > News > 2007 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America Team
  12. ^ – SEC Announces Annual Baseball Honors Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Draft Report for Casey Weathers