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Alex Meyer | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Meyer will leave Twins' camp following the death of his grandfather.
Meyer will miss two workouts and should be back in a few days. The 25-year-old right-hander is one of the Twins' top prospects and should make his major league debut this year. Feb 25 - 1:12 PM

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Alex Meyer has admitted to being open to the idea of pitching out of the bullpen if it's in the best interest of the Twins.

Meyer is expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring, and his future in the organization is still as a starter, but if he doesn't win a spot he could still help the team in a spot starter/long relief role.
Jan 25 - 5:31 PM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer is now on the Twins' 40-man roster and thus protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old right-hander registered a 3.52 ERA and 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings this past season at the Triple-A level. He should make his MLB debut in early 2015.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer does not have any structural damage in his right shoulder.

Meyer had to make an early exit from his final start of the season with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, but it was merely inflammation. The 24-year-old right-hander spent all of 2014 at Triple-A Rochester, where he registered a 3.52 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings. He's likely to make his MLB debut in early 2015.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been placed on Triple-A Rochester's disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation.

Meyer had to exit Saturday's start due to the injury. The Twins have indicated to this point that the ailment isn't serious, but it's worrisome after the righty's shoulder issues last season. It's not clear whether Meyer will be sent for an MRI.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer was lifted from his start at Triple-A Rochester on Saturday after just 1 1/3 innings because he "couldn't get loose."

Meyer's fastball was sitting around 90 mph rather than its usual 95+ mph. It's a bit worrisome after last year's shoulder issues, but the Twins insist that Meyer's removal was precautionary. However, this should eliminate the chances of him seeing a promotion in September. Meyer's season ends with a 3.52 ERA and an International League-leading 153 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Twins prospect right-hander Alex Meyer struck out eight batters over six shutout innings for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, scattering five singles.

Meyer has been solid all year, and has pitched exactly six innings in each of his last five starts. Meyer missed time with a shoulder injury in 2013, and has thrown 101 1/3 innings in 2014, 22 more innings than he threw last year. The Twins will likely begin to decrease the frequency of his starts and place additional restrictions on his pitch counts in an attempt to keep him healthy long term.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect needed 78 pitches to complete three shutout innings on Wednesday, allowing two singles, two walks, and one hit batsman while striking out four batters.

Meyer threw 48 of his 78 pitches for strikes (61.5 percent), so he was able to find the zone and was not hit especially hard. He has 67 2/3 innings pitched this season, which is nearly as many as the 70 he threw last year. The Twins are going to manage his innings to prevent an injury due to overuse.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer lasted only two innings for Triple-A Rochester on Friday, allowing five hits, two walks, and one hit batsman while allowing three runs.

Meyer only struck out one batter for the night and was given the quick hook. Meyer has the potential to be a solid No. 2/3 starter, but is prone to the occasional poor outing and only threw 70 innings in 2013, so the Twins may hold him back to build up his arm strength.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer struggled for Triple-A Rochester, allowing four runs through seven hits, one walk, and one hit batsman on Monday.

After two consecutive good outings, Meyer put up a clunker as the Super 2 deadline is coming close to being passed. With the recent promotions of Jonathan Singleton and Oscar Taveras, Meyer could get promoted soon. Even though Meyer struggled, it is good to see that he has kept his walks in check in 2014, which is a good harbinger.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer went six innings for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, striking out eight batters while allowing three hits and three walks.

Meyer has bounced back from two consecutive rough outings in early May to put up a 1.10 ERA and a 1.102 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings over his last three starts. He is next in line for a promotion to the major leagues, and could put up big strikeout numbers when he is called up. He has struggled with his command throughout his minor league career, but maybe that'll change.
Thu, May 29, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday that the team plans to limit Alex Meyer's pitch counts this season.

They want to let Meyer pitch the entire season without shutting him down, but will be very cognizant of his workload in each outing. Antony said that Meyer could wind up finishing the season in the bullpen. They'll undoubtedly play things cautiously with their prized young right-hander, so don't expect him to make a big impact in fantasy leagues this year.
Fri, May 16, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer threw six shutout innings, allowing two hits, three walks, and one hit batsman while striking out 11 batters on Monday.

Batters in Triple-A are hitting .207/.303/.293 against Meyer, and his K/9 rate is up to 11.8. He is a likely candidate for promotion to Minnesota, but there has been no indication as to when he could get called up. The Twins are unlikely to compete in 2014 and Meyer only threw 78 1/3 innings in 2013, so he may get called up in June and shut down before the end of the season.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 08:56:00 AM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer struck out 11 while throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings on Wednesday, while allowing three hits (all singles) and three walks.

Meyer has a 3.48 ERA on the season, which, coupled with his 10.5 K/9 and 1.210 WHIP, make him a likely candidate for promotion to Minnesota. Kyle Gibson is the only Twins pitcher with an ERA below 5, and the team's ERA is 4.86. It is not apparent what Meyer needs to do to get called up, but he should be up by the middle of the season at the latest.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Alex Meyer will open the 2014 season at Triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old right-handed pitcher missed part of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury, but still put together an impressive campaign at Double-A New Britain, with a 3.21 ERA and 84-29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 70 innings (13 starts). As long as he can stay healthy this year, the 6'9" Meyer may not be long for the minor leagues this season, especially given the lack of high-upside options in the Twins' starting rotation.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 10:54:00 AM