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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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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

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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

Alex Meyer allowed two hits with a walk over six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a win against the Royals on Saturday.

Meyer evened his record at 3-3 after the quality start. He has three quality starts over four June outings, lowering his ERA from 5.79 to 3.52 just since May 20. Meyer has also rolled up 19 strikeouts over the past 16 2/3 innings, although he is still a risky play in most mixed formats.
Jun 18 - 12:54 AM

Alex Meyer allowed two runs and walked five in 4 2/3 innings Monday against the Yankees.

Meyer remains too wild by far, but at least he managed to limit the damage. It seems to be a trend; while he's walked at least four in five of his eight starts, he hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of those outings. Meyer still isn't one to trust in mixed leagues.
Jun 13 - 2:02 AM

Alex Meyer fanned nine batters and gave up one unearned run but still got stuck with a tough-luck loss against the Tigers on Wednesday.

He hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch to lead off the third inning. Following an error by the third baseman, Kinsler scored on a double-play ball of the bat of Victor Martinez. That was all it took to stick Meyer with a loss on a day in which his teammates failed to score at all. Meyer gave up just three base hits (all singles) but did walk four batters while registering the nine punchouts. He falls to 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA after seven starts. He has 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 35 1/3 innings.
Jun 7 - 10:53 PM

Alex Meyer surrendered one run on five hits over six-plus innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Meyer missed his last turn through the rotation due to a back injury, but looked just fine in his return from the disabled list. A solo home run surrendered to Miguel Sano in the second inning would stand as the only run-scoring action on his line in Thursday's contest. He struck out four and walked two over his six innings of work and has now turned in one-run performances in two of his last three starts. The lone stinker he has thrown in six outings this season came when he yakked up six runs to the Mariners on May 2. Since that outing, he has not allowed more than five hits in any of his four starts. He will bring an improving 4.91 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into a road showdown with the Tigers next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 2 - 1:30 AM

Angels activated RHP Alex Meyer from the 10-day disabled list.

Meyer landed on the DL with a back injury a couple weeks ago but only missed one start. He'll toe the rubber Thursday night against Minnesota. The right-hander sports a 5.79 ERA in five starts for Los Angeles this year.
Jun 1 - 9:23 PM

Alex Meyer (back) is expected to return to the Angels' rotation on Thursday against the Twins.

Meyer made it through another bullpen session Monday without issue. The right-hander landed on the disabled list May 24, retroactive to May 21, with a back injury. He has a 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings (five starts) this season for Anaheim.
May 30 - 7:30 PM

Alex Meyer (back) is slated to rejoin the Angels' rotation on Sunday against the Twins.

Meyer threw a bullpen session without issue Monday and will have missed less than two weeks of action with a back injury once he's activated Sunday. Parker Bridwell is making a spot start in Meyer's place Tuesday.
May 29 - 7:05 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Jose Alvarez
10Eduardo Paredes