Selected by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2009 June Draft out of St. Petersburg College…previously selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the 2008 June Draft out of Clearwater Central Catholic High School, but did not sign…originally committed to the University of Florida and drew interest from Clemson University and Louisiana State University…pitched for both the youth and junior national teams for USA Baseball.
Began his only season in the Mariners organization with Triple-A Tacoma…started the season on a scoreless streak of 15.2 IP…named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for May 8-14…led the league with a 0.85 ERA (31.2-IP, 3-ER) and 0.76 WHIP and ranked 3rd with a .180 opp avg. at the time of his May 13 selection to the active roster…started for the Mariners that day at TOR but was replaced after 3.2 IP with right shoulder tightness…placed on the 15-day DL the next day and transferred to the 60-day DL on June 2…returned from a rehab assignment, reinstated from the disabled list and outrighted to Tacoma on Sep 11… his only rehab app was a start of 1 IP for the AZL Mariners in the Arizona League Quarterfinals.
Was 1-1 with a 5.45 ERA (22 ER, 36.1 IP) in 16 games (2 starts) with Atlanta, striking out 23…in 26 games, including 5 starts, with AAA Gwinnett last season, Weber was 2-3 with a 2.76 ERA (19 ER, 62.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Selected to the active roster on 9/8 after splitting the minor league season between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett. Made five starts for the Braves, going 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA (15 ER/28.1 IP)…Made his MLB debut in a start on 9/8 at PHI, taking the 5-0 loss despite tossing 6.0 innings and allowing four hits, two runs, earned and one walk, while striking out two. Prior to Weber, only two Atlanta pitchers lost a MLB debut despite going at least 6.0 innings and allowing two-or-fewer runs: Horacio Ramirez on 4/2/03 vs. MON (7.0 IP/2 R) and Rick Matula on 4/8/79 at HOU (7.0 IP/2 R)…Became the fourth member of the Braves starting rotation to make his Major League debut (RHP Williams Perez, RHP Matt Wisler, LHP Manny Banuelos) and the fifth to make his first career start (RHP Mike Foltynewicz). Became the 10th starting pitcher used by the Braves in 2015…Set a career-high total with 7.0 innings and allowed just one run and two hits, but received a no decision vs. PHI on 9/19. The Braves trailed 1-0 when he made his exit, but Freddie Freeman plated two runs with an eighth-inning double and Atlanta earned a 2-1 win…Became just the fourth Braves starter since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966 to go at least 6.0 innings in each of his first three MLB games. Joined John Smoltz (1988), Zane Smith (1984) and Mike Minor (2010)…Went 2.0 innings and allowing seven runs, earned, in a 12-11 loss at Miami on 9/25. Surrendered nine hits and one walk, while not recording a strikeout…Struck out a career-best 10 over 7.0 innings for his first career double-digit strikeout game, 10/1 vs. WSH, but took a 3-0 loss. Became the second Braves pitcher in Atlanta franchise history (since 1966) to record a double-digit strikeout game within his first five appearances. Mike Minor (12 on 8/2210) also did it…Pitched at two levels of the Braves' farm system prior to his selection to the big-league club, beginning the year with Mississippi (AA). Transferred to Gwinnett (AAA) for one start on May 17, and then returned to Triple-A for good on May 27. Went a combined 6-5 with a 2.35 ERA in 38 games, nine starts. Full Name: James Ryan Weber Bats: Right Throws: Right M.L. Service: 0.027 Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Born: 8/12/90 in St. Petersburg, Florida Acquired: Selected by the Braves in the 22nd round (658 overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Contract Status: Signed through 2016. RYAN WEBER PITCHER 60 30452 Braves Media Guide_164-230_Players-N-Z_r1.indd 221 3/21/16 11:26 AM 222…Began the year in the bullpen for the M-Braves, going 0-1 with one save and a 3.52 ERA (6 ER/15.1 IP) in eight games of relief. Made three starts at Double-A, going 0-1 with a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP)…Split his time with GWN between the rotation and the bullpen. Went 3-1 with three saves and a 1.65 ERA (8 ER/43.2 IP) in 21 games of relief for the G-Braves. Made six starts at Triple-A, going 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA (10 ER/29.2 IP)…His final three appearances with GWN were all starts and the right-hander went 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (5 ER/16.0 IP). Held opponents to a .179 batting average while striking out nine and walking three…His six wins finished one shy of his career best for a season. Won seven games in 2012…Allowed one run or fewer in six of his nine MiLB starts. Allowed no runs four times…Went 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA (3 ER/34.2 IP) in 13 games, two starts at home for the G-Braves…Limited Triple-A lefthanded hitters to a .202 batting average and one home run.
Made 32 apps (13 starts) for Mississippi…as a reliever, was 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA (42.2-IP, 10-ER)… last pitched on Aug 15, then missed the remainder of the season with a right elbow strain.
Missed time due to a pair of stints on the disabled list…led Class-A Lynchburg with a 5.40 SO/BB ratio.
Went 7-9 with a 4.91 ERA (117.1-IP, 64-ER) in 35 apps (16 starts) between Class-A Rome and Lynchburg…his 94 SO remain a career high.
Limited to 15 apps (6 starts) with right elbow injuries…was on the disabled list twice, including July 23 through the end of the season.