The Book on Alex Meyer
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Alex Meyer / RHP, MIN
Greensburg, IN, USA
32 | 8/1/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (10/31/2014): #44
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #28
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #49
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #45
Baseball Prospectus: #32
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
First drafted by the Red Sox way back in 2008, righthander Alex Meyer passed on an alleged $2M signing bonus to go attend U Kentucky, in order to reenter the draft in 2011. Apparently, he spent his time in school eating well: the youngster now tips the scales at 6-10 and 230lbs.
A power pitcher (no kidding) with a high-90's fastball and a wicked slider, he's got stuff to burn, but a sometimes-wonky delivery and spotty command have plagued him through his young career. The Nats, flush with confidence at the depth of their rotation, parted with him in a trade to Minnesota in exchange for Denard Span, but that's no indication of any dodgy quality: he simply moves from being a top Washington pitching prospect to being a top Minnesota number one pitching prospect... and the Twins have shown a great ability to develop young arms. So while the move to Nicetown might slow his debut by a couple of years (the Twins are notoriously slow and cautious with young arms), it might also improve his chances of being solid and polished when he does arrive.
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News and Notes
11/29/2012 by KDaddy
Alex Meyer has been traded to the Twins for centerfielder Denard Span, according to SI. Meyer, who's a couple of years away from MLB potency, went 10-6 with a 2.86 ERA in A ball last season, finishing up the year at high-A Potomac.