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Alex Meyer

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

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Meyer enters 2015 as Minnesota's top pitching prospect and will contend for spot in the rotation in spring training. A 2011 first-round draft pick traded to Minnesota for Denard Span in 2012, Meyer is...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 9"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/3/1990   BORN: Greensburg, IN   COLLEGE: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

April 22, 2015  –  Alex Meyer News

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Meyer threw six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Rochester.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 22 A POT 7 7 0 39.0 29 10 2 32 11 3 2 0 0 0 2.31 1.03
2012 22 A HAG 7 18 1 90.0 68 31 4 107 34 7 4 0 0 0 3.10 1.13
2013 23 R GUL 3 3 0 8.1 7 1 0 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.08 1.23
2013 23 AA NEW 3 13 0 70.0 60 25 3 84 29 4 3 0 0 0 3.21 1.27
2014 24 AAA ROC 27 27 0 130.1 116 51 10 153 64 7 7 0 0 0 3.52 1.38
2015 25 AAA ROC 8 8 0 39.1 51 31 2 41 24 2 3 0 0 0 7.09 1.92
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 22 A POT 7 7 39.0 7.38 2.54 2.91 0.46 78.9% 2.31 3.23 .257
2012 22 A HAG 7 18 90.0 10.70 3.40 3.15 0.40 72.4% 3.10 2.63 .304
2013 23 R GUL 3 3 8.1 17.78 3.33 5.33 0.00 90% 1.08 0.36 .506
2013 23 AA NEW 3 13 70.0 10.80 3.73 2.90 0.39 74.4% 3.21 2.73 .335
2014 24 AAA ROC 27 27 130.1 10.58 4.43 2.39 0.69 75.9% 3.52 3.51 .331
2015 25 AAA ROC 8 8 39.1 9.44 5.52 1.71 0.46 60.3% 7.09 3.76 .414
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Meyer struggled mightily in Wednesday's start for Triple-A Rochester, giving up five earned runs and walking five over 3.2 innings.

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Meyer has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Meyer gave up one run and one hit with three strikeouts in two innings, but walked four batters in Thursday's spring training loss to Tampa Bay. "I'm searching right now," Meyer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I feel like there's something mechanically going on."

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Meyer threw 1.2 scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday, but he had two walks and one strikeout.

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Meyer will leave the Twins' camp to attend to his grandfather's funeral, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Meyer is a candidate to make the bullpen if he doesn't win the fifth starter role this spring, GM Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He ought to force himself on this club just by getting the job done in spring camp," Ryan said.

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Meyer (arm) has been added to the 40-man roster.

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Meyer was placed on the 7-day DL on Sunday due to right shoulder inflammation, Brandon Warne of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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2015

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2014

Meyer enters 2014 as Minnesota's top pitching prospect and could contend for a big league job early next season. A 2011 first-round draft pick traded to Minnesota for Denard Span before last season, Meyer wasn't overly impressive at High-A in 2012. He erased any doubts with a strong showing at Double-A New Britain where he had a 3.63 ERA and 73:27 K:BB ratio in 62 innings before coming down with a sore shoulder on June 1. He returned in August to throw 10 scoreless innings and reached 100 mph on the radar gun. He then had an impressive showing in the Arizona Fall League with a 3.12 ERA and blistering 28:7 K:BB ratio in 26 innings. His strong AFL showing should erase any injury concerns and could put him in position to contend for a spot in the Minnesota starting rotation during spring training. However, he more likely begins the season in the minors and gets called up later in the year, as the Twins are typically deliberate in promoting prospects. Whenever he arrives, he looks like Minnesota's future ace at this point and is a top pitcher to grab in keeper leagues.

2013

The 2011 first-round pick can certainly look the part of a future ace, hitting the high-90s with his fastball, flashing a plus slider and showing improvement with his changeup since he left college. His mechanics are still all over the place, which is no surprise for a kid who is 6-foot-9. Until he develops some consistency with his delivery, it is hard to even project him as a useful bullpen arm in the majors. He is a high-risk, high-reward type, and while an offseason trade to the Twins gives him a clearer path to the majors than he had in Washington, Meyer is not someone you should count on to make a quick impact. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A New Britain and could figure into Minnesota's plans in 2014.

2012

Meyer was a first-round pick (23rd overall) in 2011 for the Nationals. At 6-foot-9, he has a lot of moving parts to his delivery, but he features a fastball that clocks in routinely from 93-96 mph and some scouts have seen him top out at 99 mph. He also features a strong slider (84-87 mph), and change-up that is a work in progress. Command continues to be a problem, but there is no doubt that Meyer has front of the rotation kind of stuff if he can limit the free passes.