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Alex Meyer | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 make his first major league start on Tuesday in Houston.
He's replacing Tommy Milone in the rotation. Meyer has started and relieved since the beginning of last season, putting up a 1.04 ERA and 19/4 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester in 2016. He has major control issues but also a big arm, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. He's worth a shot if you're in a deep league. Apr 29 - 5:33 PM

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Twins recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer will join the Twins as a long reliever. He had been working as a starter at Triple-A Rochester and could eventually work his way into the Minnesota starting rotation, but there's no reason to grab him off the waiver wire right now. Meyer allowed five earned runs over 2 2/3 innings of relief last season at the major league level.
Apr 25 - 3:27 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Twins are promoting Alex Meyer.

Meyer was working as a starter at Triple-A Rochester, but he'll fill a long relief role in Minnesota. This will be the second trip to the majors for the 26-year-old former top prospect, who allowed five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings out of the Twins' bullpen last season. He won't hold any fantasy relevance as a mop-up man.
Apr 25 - 1:54 PM

Alex Meyer will work as a starter at Triple-A Rochester.

Might as well give it another shot. Meyer primarily pitched as a reliever in 2015, but he finished with a 4.79 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 92 minor league frames. The former top prospect needs a big resurgence in 2016.
Mar 21 - 1:10 PM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer held a 5.79 ERA over four appearances this spring. The former top prospect still has a chance to have an integral role in the Twins' bullpen this season.
Mar 18 - 9:15 AM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

The 25-year-old struggled in his two appearances with the big league club, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings (16.88 ERA). He will continue to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A and should make his way back to the Twins at some point this summer.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer put up a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB in 17 innings since being moved to the bullpen at Rochester. His future might still be in the rotation, but he'll be used in relief for now and could earn a high-profile role in the Twins' bullpen in short order.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 08:39:00 AM

According to Brandon Warne of 105 The Ticket, the Twins will call up Alex Meyer on Friday.

Meyer has registered a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 innings since being converted into a reliever at Triple-A Rochester. The 25-year-old right-hander could quickly slide into a setup role with the Twins if he's able to keep his control in check.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Twins prospect RHP Alex Meyer struck out five batters over 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen on Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins moved Meyer to the bullpen in late May after the right-hander posted a 7.09 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 5.5 BB/9 in 39 1/3 innings (eight starts) to open the season. In his first three appearances as a reliever, the 6-foot-9 right-hander has struck out eight batters and allowed just four baserunners (1 H, 1 HBP, 2 BB) over 3 2/3 innings. It’s long been believed that Meyer, 25, would end up in the bullpen due to his problems repeating his delivery and throwing strikes, but also because he’s one of the top strikeout artists in the minor leagues, with 441 strikeouts in 386 2/3 career innings (10.3 K/9). Meyer should make his big league debut with the Twins later this season.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 03:36:00 PM

The Twins have moved pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester.

It's hard to imagine the Twins giving up on Meyer as a starter, but for now they'll see if he can rediscover himself while working in shorter stints. The 25-year-old has struck out 41 over 39 1/3 innings at Rochester this season but has also walked 24 while holding a 7.09 ERA. Meyer entered the season ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the No. 14 prospect in baseball.
Fri, May 22, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Twins prospect Alex Meyer recorded 11 strikeouts Tuesday in his third start for Triple-A Rochester.

That ties a career-high. Meyer didn't allow a run in six innings of work, lowering his ERA from 8.31 to 4.91 in the process. A first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2011, Meyer is MLB.com's 29th-ranked prospect. He'll make his next start at home against Syracuse.
Source: MiLB.com
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

One of the club's top pitching prospects, Meyer allowed just one run but walked seven over 5 2/3 Grapefruit League innings. The big right-hander has had some shoulder issues over the last year but could wind up spending ample time in the Twins' rotation this season provided he's healthy.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Alex Meyer walked four while giving up one run in two innings Thursday against the Rays.

It's the first run Meyer has allowed in 5 2/3 innings this spring, but he's up to seven walks. All signs point to him returning to Triple-A Rochester's rotation to begin the season.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that Alex Meyer was unlikely to crack the Twnis bullpen on Opening Day.

When asked about it, Molitor quipped "I would say the odds on that are pretty long — pretty long." While Meyer has indicated that he'll work in whatever role is best for the team, it makes much more sense to keep him stretched out as a starter. He's likely to make his big league debut at some point during the 2015 season.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Alex Meyer pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his spring debut, walking two Pirates hitters along the way.

Meyer missed a couple of days of camp last month following the death of his grandfather. He'd seem to be a long shot to break camp with the Twins, but he almost certainly will finally make his major league debut at some point during the season. It'd sure help his chances if he could cut down on the walks.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone