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Alex Meyer

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2016 Stats

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1-3

ERA

5.68

WHIP

1.66

K

29

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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The towering right-hander pitched his way out of Minnesota, landing with the Angels in a deadline trade. Meyer was given a five-start audition in the rotation over the final month, and although the re...

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2017 ADP:  611.39

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

February 16, 2017  –  Alex Meyer News

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Meyer reworked his delivery over the offseason, speeding up his windup while keeping his shoulder closed before he releases his pitches, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Meyer also worked with a physical therapist and Angels minor league pitching programs coordinator Matt Wise to develop a program to preserve his health.

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Alex Meyer Stats
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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
2015 25 AAA ROC 38 8 0 92.0 101 49 4 100 48 4 5 0 0 0 4.79 1.62
2015 25 MAJ MIN 2 0 0 2.7 4 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
2016 26 A+ INL 1 1 0 2.1 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 11.57 1.90
2016 26 R TEM 1 3 0 5.1 6 1 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 1.37
2016 26 AAA ROC 1 2 0 17.1 11 2 0 19 4 1 1 1 0 0 1.04 0.88
2016 26 AAA SAL 1 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2016 26 MAJ MIN 2 1 0 3.7 8 5 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 12.27 3.27
2016 26 MAJ LAA 5 5 0 21.7 17 11 2 24 13 1 2 0 0 0 4.57 1.38
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/LAA 7 6 0 25.3 25 16 3 29 17 1 3 0 0 0 5.68 1.66
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3-Year Averages     4 3 0 14.0 14 10 2 16 10 0 1 0 0 0 6.43 1.71
Career  (View All)     9 6 0 28.0 29 21 5 32 20 1 3 0 6.75 1.75

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Alex Meyer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 Oak 4.0 5 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.68 1.66
Sep. 23 @Hou 5.3 4 4 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.91 1.69
Sep. 18 Tor 5.0 2 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.63 1.81
Sep. 13 Sea 4.0 5 4 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.18 2.18
Sep. 7 @Oak 3.3 1 1 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.71 2.43
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
14.3 11 6 6 0 7 16 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.77 1.26
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
21.7 17 11 11 2 13 24 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 4.57 1.38
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
21.7 17 11 11 2 13 24 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 4.57 1.38

Alex Meyer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016469612412.316
20156012001.400

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201671201113601.217
20159322001.333

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.011016725.141.71

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201611.3020131016.351.59
20152.700033216.882.63
Alex Meyer Advanced Stats
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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
2015 25 AAA ROC 38 8 92.0 9.78 4.70 2.08 0.39 69% 4.79 3.32 .378
2015 25 MAJ MIN 2 0 2.7 10.13 10.13 1.00 6.75 0.17 40% 95.6 MPH 16.88 14.08 .307
2016 26 A+ INL 1 1 2.1 12.86 4.29 3.00 0.00 25% 11.57 3.20 .507
2016 26 R TEM 1 3 5.1 21.18 1.76 12.00 0.00 85.7% 1.69 -0.92 .716
2016 26 AAA ROC 1 2 17.1 10.00 2.11 4.75 0.00 86.7% 1.04 1.68 .273
2016 26 AAA SAL 1 1 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2016 26 MAJ MIN 2 1 3.7 12.27 9.82 1.25 2.45 1.00 63.6% 95.2 MPH 12.27 7.29 .567
2016 26 MAJ LAA 5 5 21.7 9.97 5.40 1.85 0.83 1.44 67.9% 95.2 MPH 4.57 3.98 .288
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIN/LAA 7 6 25.3 10.30 6.04 1.71 1.07 1.33 66.7% 95.2 MPH 5.68 4.53 .341
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3-Year Averages     4 3 14.0 10.29 6.43 1.60 1.29 63.6% 6.43 4.91 .338
Career     9 6 28.0 10.29 6.43 1.60 1.61 63.6% 6.75 5.45 .338

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Alex Meyer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 2.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 21.7 -1 1 -1 0 13 -1 0 0
2016 P 3.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Alex Meyer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.71 K/BB
TERRIBLE
10.30 K/9
ELITE
6.04 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.2 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.68 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.66 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.53 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.341 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Alex Meyer

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Alex Meyer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Meyer is part of a 12-man competition for two available slots in the Anaheim rotation this spring, the Orange County Register reports.

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Meyer was removed after only four innings Wednesday against the A's after allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

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Meyer earned his first victory of the season Sunday versus the Blue Jays, striking out seven while allowing two hits and walking three across five scoreless innings.

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Meyer (1-3) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over four innings in a loss Tuesday to the Mariners.

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Meyer allowed one run over 3.1 innings against the A's on Wednesday, walking four batters and striking out five on 68 pitches.

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Meyer will join the rotation Wednesday in Oakland, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

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Meyer was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Meyer (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning for the Angels' rookie-level club Friday.

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Meyer was traded to the Angels along with Ricky Nolasco and cash for Hector Santiago and Alan Busenitz, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Meyer (shoulder) has begun playing catch again and could soon throw off a mound, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2016

Meyer entered 2015 as Minnesota's top pitching prospect and was seen as a possible ace in the rotation, but he had an up-and-down year that leaves his role in the organization unclear. He struggled early in the season at Triple-A with a 7.09 ERA and 24 walks in 39.1 innings and was moved to the bullpen. It looked like a big step backward, but Meyer excelled in relief with a 0.53 ERA and 29:6 BB:K in 17 innings before he was called up to the majors. He struggled in his first trip to the big leagues by allowing five earned runs in 2.2 innings with a 3:3 K:BB ratio, but rebounded with a 3.68 ERA and 10.2 K/9 over the final two months at Triple-A. It looks like Meyer's move to the bullpen may be permanent; while that may hurt his fantasy value, he could still become a key member of the big league bullpen thanks to a mid-90s fastball. He'll try to win a setup role in the bullpen this spring.

2015

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 imposing (6-9, 220) and throws a mid-90s fastball. He had a strong season at Triple-A with a 3.52 ERA, a 10.6 K/9 and 45.3% groundball rate. He did miss the final few weeks of the season with right shoulder inflammation, but it's not expected to be an issue by spring training. Meyer does need to reduce his walks (4.4 BB/9) and he has been inconsistent. Still, his strong velocity is much needed on Minnesota's staff and he'll likely get a shot at the big league rotation early in 2015 even if doesn't win the job in April.

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.