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Alex Meyer | Starting Pitcher | #23

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / WAS
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Alex Meyer will undergo labrum surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday and will be sidelined until 2019.
Yikes. Meyer has dealt with shoulder issues for years and has been out for nearly all of the second half while battling his latest problem. It's a shame, as while he's never shown an ability to throw strikes consistently, Meyer was missing a bunch of bats this season and posted a sub-4.00 ERA. Now he'll go a year and a half between appearances and might never be the same following the procedure. Sep 11 - 7:32 PM

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Alex Meyer (shoulder) has been ruled out of returning during the regular season.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler indicated that Meyer felt some renewed symptoms while throwing this week and will be re-evaluated. There's still a chance that he could return during the postseason if the Angels play into October.
Sep 3 - 11:39 PM

Angels transferred RHP Alex Meyer to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in the prognosis for Meyer, who is still eyeing a return to the Angels in late September. This was done merely as a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Fernando Salas.
Sep 1 - 1:18 AM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) will begin playing long toss on Wednesday.

Meyer had a setback with his injured right shoulder three weeks ago and he may run out of time to make it back to the major league level this season, unless the Angels sneak into the playoffs and go on a deep run. The 27-year-old right-hander had a cool 3.74 ERA in 67 1/3 innings with Anaheim when he landed on the disabled list in mid-July.
Aug 29 - 9:12 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) suffered a setback this week.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Meyer tweaked something while throwing earlier this week. It doesn't sound like a serious setback, though the Angels are shutting him down until further notice. The right-hander first landed on the DL with shoulder inflammation in mid-July.
Aug 12 - 8:58 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) resumed throwing on Thursday.

It's the first time he's thrown since landing on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Manager Mike Scioscia predicted it wouldn't be a lengthy absence, though Meyer has already missed two weeks. The tall right-hander has collected a 3.74 ERA across 13 starts this season.
Aug 3 - 7:54 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Alex Meyer (shoulder) to return "relatively quickly."

Meyer was placed on the disabled list late Monday night with a right shoulder injury, but an MRI taken Tuesday showed no major structural damage. The 27-year-old has posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 75/42 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings this season out of the Angels' starting rotation.
Jul 25 - 5:09 PM

Angels placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with right shoulder inflammation.

Meyer certainly didn't show any signs of being injured in his last outing, surrendering just one hit over seven shutout innings versus the Nationals. Unfortunately, the tall right-hander has a history of shoulder issues, so this obviously isn't a good sign. Meyer has continued to struggle with his control this season (42 walks), but he holds a 3.74 ERA with 75 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings.
Jul 24 - 11:48 PM

Alex Meyer allowed just one hit in seven innings versus the team that drafted him as the Angels beat the Nationals 7-0 on Wednesday.

Meyer was the Nationals’ first-round pick in 2011 before being traded to the Twins for Denard Span a year and a half later. He went on to reach the majors with Minnesota, but the Angels picked him up along with Ricky Nolasco in a four-player deal at last year’s trade deadline. This makes three of his last five outings in which Meyer has allowed no runs. Unfortunately, he’s given up five runs in the other two in that span. Consistency isn’t likely to come soon, but the Angels have to be pleased with his progress overall; he’s a very respectable 4-5 with a 3.74 ERA.
Jul 20 - 1:13 AM

Angels recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Meyer will draw the start against the Nationals on Wednesday now that he has been called up. He had been pitching to a 4.18 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 68/41 K/BB ratio across 60 1/3 frames prior to a scheduling demotion on July 4. Opposing Meyer on the mound for the Nationals will be Gio Gonzalez.
Jul 19 - 6:33 PM

Alex Meyer will be called up to start for the Angels on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Meyer was optioned to the minors on July 4 after registering a 4.18 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 68/41 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander is not a recommended fantasy streamer versus the first place team in the National League East.
Jul 18 - 7:23 PM

Angels optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels won't need a fifth starter until late July, so this could be an extended stint in the minors. Meyer gave up five runs in five innings in his most recent start on Monday and owns a 4.18 ERA and 68/41 K/BB ratio over 60 1/3 innings on the year.
Jul 4 - 12:08 PM

Alex Meyer surrendered five runs over five innings in Monday's loss to the Twins.

Meyer has flashed some real ability this year, but putting together back-to-back quality outings has been a challenge to date. In his last four starts, he's allowed no runs twice and five runs twice. It's probably going to be a while longer before it comes together for him.
Jul 4 - 1:47 AM

Alex Meyer pitched around five walks to shut out the Dodgers for six innings Wednesday.

Meyer got a visit from the trainer at the beginning of the fourth, but he was allowed to continue. He gave up just one hit on the night, illustrating what he might be capable of as he does a better job of harnessing his stuff. Still, with 37 walks in 55 1/3 innings this year, he's not a mixed-league option.
Jun 29 - 1:44 AM

Alex Meyer lasted just 3 1/3 innings and gave up five runs in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Meyer gave up three runs in a 38-pitch first inning before allowing a two-run homer to Hanley Ramirez in the fourth. All told, he gave up five hits and two walks while throwing three wild pitches. He threw first-pitch strikes to just nine of the 17 batters he faced. The 27-year-old continues to show flashes of potential, but he’s far too erratic to trust in mixed fantasy leagues right now. He’ll bring a 4.20 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next week.
Jun 23 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes