Exploding onto the scene. That is the only way to describe the new Cannon signee, Troy Weatherly. The power stroke from the 6’1” sophomore has put him atop the JUCO nation in homeruns, and it doesn’t look like he is slowing down any time soon.
Weatherly doesn’t sacrifice any batting average for his power. He is a well-rounded hitter once he steps into the batter’s box. In 27 games this season, he has a .432 batting average. Along with his average, he is getting on base at a .509 clip and slugging .989. These are all impressive stats that can explain just how valuable of a player he is, but it isn’t even the most impressive one. These stats can be credited to the adjustments he has made coming into this year. One of those adjustments is his 2 strike approach. “Having a 2 strike approach really helped me out and it helped me become a complete hitter,” Weatherly said.
Weatherly’s most jaw dropping stat is that he leads the JUCO Division 1 nation in homeruns. The most interesting part about his power is that the righty doesn’t just pull the ball over the leftfield fence either. 8 out of his 13 home runs has gone to centerfield. When Troy was a junior in high school, his bat speed was clocked at 110 MPH. This had Weatherly realizing he didn’t have to give a huge whack at a pitch. “I started working on letting the ball get deep and working my hand,” the Motlow State Community College product told me. This has allowed him to sit back and spray his hits anywhere around the ballpark.
Weatherly will be back in action with Motlow State Community College today against Northwest Florida State.
Article written by Riley Edwards.;