To reach the MLB and earn a spot on a team's playoff roster, you need to be pretty good at baseball. Everybody knows that much, but it can be easy to lose sight of just how much better players in the bigs are than everyone else. We're not talking about the kid on your little league team that hit a couple of adult-sized home runs, we're talking players that utterly embarrassed the competition in their youth.
Just check out these high school stats from San Diego Padres pitcher Ryan Weathers.
Imagine being a high school student and stepping to the plate against a guy who is averaging almost 2 strikeouts per inning with a 0.09 ERA.
Weathers was named to the Padres' NLDS roster ahead of Mackenzie Gore, and he earned his first big league playing time on Tuesday.
Prior to this debut, Weathers had only ever played Single-A ball for the Padres, posting a 22.8% strikeout rate with a 3.84 ERA across 22 appearances in 2019.
As such a dominant prospect who has already earned himself major league playing time, in the postseason no less, it looks like the sky is the limit for Weathers.
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