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Alex Meyer

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

12.27

WHIP

3.27

K

5

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ea...

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2016 ADP:  687.85

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  5/30/2016
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   

May 19, 2016  –  Alex Meyer News

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Meyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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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 AAA ROC 3 2 0 17.1 11 2 0 19 4 1 1 1 0 0 1.04 0.88
2016 26 MAJ MIN 2 1 0 3.7 8 5 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 12.27 3.27
3-Year Averages     2 0 0 2.7 4 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 16.88 2.63
Career  (View All)     4 1 0 6.3 12 10 3 8 7 0 1 0 14.21 3.00

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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
May. 3 @Hou 2.7 3 3 3 1 3 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 12.27 3.27
Apr. 29 Det 1.0 5 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 18.00 6.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
3.7 8 5 5 1 4 5 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 0 12.27 3.27
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
3.7 8 5 5 1 4 5 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 0 12.27 3.27

Alex Meyer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167203101.429
20156012001.400

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201616345200.417
20159322001.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20161.000011018.006.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20162.701043110.132.25
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 AAA ROC 3 2 17.1 10.00 2.11 4.75 0.00 86.7% 1.04 1.68 .273
2016 26 MAJ MIN 2 1 3.7 12.27 9.82 1.25 2.45 1.00 63.6% 95.4 MPH 12.27 7.29 .567
3-Year Averages     2 0 2.7 10.13 10.13 1.00 6.75 40% 16.88 14.08 .307
Career     4 1 6.3 11.37 9.95 1.14 4.26 56.3% 14.21 10.26 .477

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2016 Stat Review for Alex Meyer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.25 K/BB
TERRIBLE
12.27 K/9
ELITE
9.82 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.4 MPH Fastball
ELITE
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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12.27 ERA
TERRIBLE
3.27 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.29 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.567 BABIP
HIGH
63.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Meyer (shoulder) played catch Monday and is slated to throw again later in the week, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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Meyer hasn't appeared in a game since being sent to Triple-A Rochester on May 3 due to fatigue in his pitching shoulder, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Tuesday's game against the Astros, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Meyer gave up two runs and five hits in one inning of relief in Friday's loss to Detroit.

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Meyer will join the Twins' rotation, starting Tuesday against the Astros.

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Meyer is going to be called up to the major leagues Monday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Meyer threw 6.1 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and no walks in Friday's start for Triple-A Rochester.

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Meyer will work in the starting rotation at Triple-A Rochester after being moved to the bullpen last season, GM Terry Ryan told Rhet Bollinger of MLB.com

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Minnesota is undecided whether Meyer will move to the rotation at Triple-A Rochester or remain in the bullpen, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.