It was just fine with Weir that the most interested club was the Padres. Kokomo native and current Arizona pitcher Joe Thatcher broke into the majors with the Padres. When he was picked up by the San Diego club, a young Weir took notice. Thatcher also is a UCT product.
"Yeah, that's pretty cool that it's the team he made it with," Weir said. "I watched a lot of games that he pitched in and saw him do well. Hopefully I can follow his footsteps a little bit."