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Alex Meyer

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

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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, M...

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Arm     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2015
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 9"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/3/1990
BORN: Greensburg, IN   COLLEGE: Kentucky  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

August 31, 2014  –  Alex Meyer News

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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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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 22 A HAG 7 18 1 90.0 68 31 4 107 34 7 4 0 0 0 3.10 1.13
2012 22 A POT 7 7 0 39.0 29 10 2 32 11 3 2 0 0 0 2.31 1.03
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

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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 HAG 7 18 90.0 10.70 3.40 3.15 0.40 72.4% 3.10 2.63 .304
2012 22 A POT 7 7 39.0 7.38 2.54 2.91 0.46 78.9% 2.31 3.23 .257
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

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Meyer left Saturday's start for Triple-A Rochester in the second inning when he couldn't get loose, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Twins are undecided whether Meyer will be called up in September after he makes two more starts at Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Meyer has a 3.43 ERA and 149:60 K:BB ratio in 123.1 innings at Triple-A.

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Meyer gave up four runs and lasted just two innings in Saturday's start for Triple-A Rochester.

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Meyer, 24, has a 3.05 ERA and 128:55 K:BB through 112 innings for Triple-A Rochester this season.

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Meyer threw six scoreless innings Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester with eight strikeouts. He has a 3.11 ERA and 115:47 K:BB in 101.1 innings.

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Meyer gave up one run on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts in six innings Friday for Triple-A Rochester.

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Meyer lasted just two innings Friday for Triple-A Rochester, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks. He needed 55 pitches to get through two frames, adding a strikeout and a hit-by-pitch to his line.

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Meyer gave up one run over six innings with eight strikeouts Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester. He improved to 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 62:26 K:BB in 51.2 innings.

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Meyer, 24, fanned 11 for the second consecutive start at Triple-A Rochester on Monday, pushing his K:BB to 35:11 over the season.

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Meyer threw 6.2 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks in Wednesday's start for Triple-A Rochester. He threw 15 changeups, and the Twins are encouraged by the development of his offspeed pitches. "I think he's really getting comfortable and confident with that grip," Eric Rasmussen, the Twins' minor-league pitching coordinator, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think he's going to break that out."

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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.