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Alex Meyer

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

16.88

WHIP

2.63

K

3

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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2015 ADP:  506.85

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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   

June 26, 2015  –  Alex Meyer News

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Meyer gave up four runs and two home runs in 1.2 innings in his major league debut in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.

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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 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 17 8 0 56.1 63 32 2 61 30 3 3 0 0 0 5.11 1.66
2015 25 MAJ MIN 2 0 0 2.7 4 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
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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
Jun. 29 @Cin 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
Jun. 26 @Mil 1.7 3 4 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 21.60 2.40
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
2.7 4 5 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
2.7 4 5 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
2.7 4 5 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63

Alex Meyer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 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 17 8 56.1 9.79 4.81 2.03 0.32 67% 5.11 3.25 .386
2015 25 MAJ MIN 2 0 2.7 10.13 10.13 1.00 6.75 0.20 40% 95.6 MPH 16.88 14.08 .307
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 8.21 4.57 1.80 0.80 73.6% 3.97 0.86 .302
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 8.21 4.59 1.79 0.79 73.6% 3.97 4.05 .303
Rest Of Season     0 4 22.1 8.21 4.60 1.79 0.77 73.5% 3.97 4.03 .303
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2015 Stat Review for Alex Meyer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
10.13 K/9
GOOD
10.13 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
6.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.20 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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16.88 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.63 WHIP
TERRIBLE
14.08 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.307 BABIP
HIGH
40.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Meyer was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Meyer is a candidate to be called up in the near future thanks to his recent success at Triple-A Rochester as a reliever, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "The reports are really good. Hes throwing it over, throwing it hard, using his off-speed pitches," manager Paul Molitor said. "Obviously, when we talk about people who might help us, his name is going to come up.:

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Meyer has thrown 3.2 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks since moving to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Meyer will be moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, MLB.com reports. He's struggled as a starter with a 7.09 ERA and 24 walks in 39.1 innings. "He's in a rut where he'll pitch well for an inning or two and then struggles. So we're just trying to get him back on track. I think right now, as much as anything, it's a confidence issue," assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.