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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pete Weber, Bright Spot - U8

Pete Weber broke out for the AA Shreveport Captains in this May 1993 game. He knocked two doubles and a home run to drive in three runs, The Tulsa World wrote.

"We're seeing the real Peter Weber now," Shreveport manager Ron Wotus told The World afterward. "He played well tonight."

Weber played in that game, but it was a brief bright spot in an otherwise down season. He hit just .194 on the year, his fourth in the Giants system. He played just one more season. He never made the bigs.

Weber's career began in 1990, signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of the University of California-Riverside.

Weber hit well at Riverside. He hit .409 in 1990 and won conference player of the year honors. He ended the year near the top of the conference in RBI and batting average. He hit a double in a March game.

With the Giants, Weber played his first season between short-season Everett and single-A Clinton. He hit .316 over 40 games at Everett, including a three-run home run in an early September contest. He hit .271 in 31 games at Clinton.

Weber moved to high-A San Jose and AA Shreveport for 1991. The outfielder hit .274, with 47 RBI and 24 stolen bases between them.

He made Shreveport full time in 1992 and returned there in 1993. He hit .288 his first year there, but his average dropped below .200 in his second.

Weber moved to independent ball for 1994, playing at Sioux Falls. He hit .277 over 75 games there, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,708
Made the Majors:1,033-38.2%
Never Made Majors:1,675-61.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 426
10+ Seasons in the Minors:263

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