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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 (back) played catch Friday.
"We got after it pretty good," Meyer said. The big right-hander is hoping to be activated when eligible next week. May 26 - 4:25 PM

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Alex Meyer (back) said that he hopes to miss just one start.

Meyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury earlier on Wednesday. He first felt tightness during his start on Saturday, tightness which recurred during between-starts bullpen work on Tuesday. Daniel Wright will be starting in his place against the Rays on Thursday, but that may be a one-off if Meyer does not experience any setbacks over the next few days.
May 24 - 4:29 PM

Angels placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury.

Meyer felt some tightness in his back after allowing four runs over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets, and that tightness returned in his between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday. Daniel Wright will take his spot in the rotation Thursday against the Rays. Meyer has no timetable yet, but this doesn't sound like a major injury.
May 24 - 11:12 AM

Alex Meyer allowed four runs - three earned - and three hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over four innings in a loss Saturday at N.Y. Mets.

Meyer slipped to 1-2 with an 8.10 ERA in three road outings. That's the bad news. The good news is Meyer has recorded at least seven strikeouts in each of his past three starts to serve as a cheap source of punchouts for fantasy owners in AL-only leagues and DFS.
May 20 - 11:51 PM

Alex Meyer pitched well in Sunday's win over the Tigers, surrendering just one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Meyer allowed an RBI single to Nick Castellanos in the first inning, then put the game on lock over the next five-plus. He finished his afternoon with seven strikeouts against two walks. He should continue to see starting action so long as he pitches reasonably well during Tyler Skaggs' injury-fueled absence. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Mets as he tries to work some fat off his still-in-need-of-surgery 5.59 ERA and 1.60 WHIP.
May 14 - 6:49 PM

Alex Meyer allowed three earned runs, four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday in Oakland.

Meyer answered the bell in a divisional game, rebounding after getting trampled in Seattle last time out. With Tyler Skaggs (oblique) sidelined for at least the next 10 weeks there is an opportunity for Meyer to stick around if he can continue to pitch effectively.
May 10 - 3:36 AM

Alex Meyer surrendered six runs on eight hits over four innings in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Meyer was called up on Thursday to start in place of the injured Tyler Skaggs (oblique), who is expected to miss the next 10-12 weeks. He allowed one run in the first inning, three more in the third and an additional two in the fourth before being relieved of duty. The 27-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked three on the evening. Meyer will try to put together a sharper performance in a road start against the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 5 - 1:05 AM

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

Meyer is starting Thursday's series finale against Seattle. He should have a chance to stay in the rotation for a while with Tyler Skaggs (oblique) out for the next 10-12 weeks. Meyer gave up two runs in only 3 2/3 innings in a spot start against the Blue Jays last month.
May 4 - 7:11 PM

Alex Meyer will be called up to start against the Mariners on Thursday.

With Tyler Skaggs expected to miss in the vicinity of 10-12 weeks with a Grade 2 right oblique strain, Meyer will have the first shot of serving as replacement in the rotation. He has made one previous start this season, surrendering two runs while walking four over 3 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on April 21. There is little fantasy upside, here.
May 3 - 6:01 PM

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

Meyer lasted just 3 2/3 innings Friday in a spot start against Toronto. The Angels will stash him in the minors until a rotation spot opens up.
Apr 22 - 9:00 PM

Alex Meyer gave up two runs and walked four in 3 2/3 innings Friday in his start versus Toronto.

The Angels brought up Meyer for the night to give their starters some extra rest. Since he was able to cover less than four of the 13 innings the team pitched tonight, he'll surely be subbed out for a fresh arm prior to Saturday's game.
Apr 22 - 4:02 AM

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

The 27-year-old right-hander will start against the Blue Jays on Friday. The former top prospect posted a 4.80 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings in his first three starts at Triple-A. Outside of a dart throw in tournament lineups for DFS, it's best to avoid Meyer on Friday.
Apr 21 - 7:06 PM

Alex Meyer will make a spot start against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Meyer is not replacing another in the pitcher in the rotation, rather taking the spot start to allow the rest of the starting five an extra day of rest. Splitting time between the Angels and Twins last season, the 27-year-old right-hander pitched to a rough 5.68 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 29/17 K/BB ratio across 25 1/3 innings. Even against a struggling Blue Jays team, he is not a particularly palatable fantasy option.
Apr 19 - 6:24 PM

Angels optioned RHP Alex Meyer, OF Ryan LaMarre and INF Nolan Fontana to Triple-A Salt Lake; re-assigned C Francisco Arcia to minor league camp.

Meyer, a former top prospect, was competing for a spot in the Halo's Opening Day rotation. The 27-year-old hurler registered a 7.20 ERA and 2.20 WHIP across 10 innings in Cactus League competition. He'll open the season as rotation depth at Salt Lake.
Mar 24 - 7:41 PM

Alex Meyer yielded one run over three innings Friday against the Rangers.

The lone run scored when A.J. Jimenez doubled in Ryan Rua in the second inning. Meyer gave up four hits and walked one while striking out a pair. The improved control was nice to see, but that aspect of his game remains a work in progress. Jesse Chavez started in a minor league game on Friday and likely has the advantage for the final rotation spot.
Mar 17 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4Bud Norris
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Deolis Guerra
9David Hernandez
10Keynan Middleton
11Mike Morin
12Daniel Wright