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Alex Meyer | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Los Angeles Angels
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 allowed two runs in four innings and struck out five Wednesday in his start against the A's.
The Twins were going back and forth on Meyer as a starter or a reliever. The Angels tried him in the rotation this month after getting him in the Hector Santiago deal, and he had a 4.57 ERA and a 24/13 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over five starts. That should be good enough to keep him in the mix for a rotation spot next spring. The Angels aren't going to be able to be too picky. Sep 29 - 2:31 AM

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Alex Meyer yielded four runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Meyer gave up just one run over his first five innings of work, but things fell apart for him in the sixth inning. He gave up an infield single and a pair of walks to load the bases before being pulled. All three baserunners eventually came around to score. The tall right-hander has shown some flashes, but he can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right now. He’ll finish his season with a start against the Athletics next time out.
Sep 24 - 12:07 AM

Alex Meyer wasn't long for Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering four runs on five hits over four innings.

Meyer struck out three and walked two on the evening. Three of the four runs on his line scored via a pair of home runs. Nelson Cruz manhandled one of his offerings for a terrifyingly long two-run homer in the first inning, while Nori Aoki notched a solo shot in the second. In two starts with the Angels, the 26-year-old right-hander has surrendered five runs on six hits across 7 1/3 innings. There is no fantasy intrigue here at this late stage in the game. A home start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule.
Sep 14 - 12:47 AM

Alex Meyer struggled mightily with his control in Wednesday's loss to the A's, walking four and allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings.

Meyer struck out five and allowed just one hit, but his inability to hone in on the strike zone ultimately proved to be his undoing. The 26-year-old right-hander threw 37 of 68 pitches for strikes during his abbreviated start. Shoulder injuries have limited the talented hurler to just seven innings between the Twins and Angels this season. A home start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule.
Sep 7 - 6:50 PM

Alex Meyer will start Wednesday against the Athletics.

He'll replace Brett Oberholtzer in the starting rotation. Shoulder issues have limited Meyer to only 10 appearances this year. The right-hander sports a 17.18 ERA over three career big league outings with two coming this season.
Sep 3 - 7:40 PM

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

The Angels are expected to use Meyer as part of a six-man rotation down the stretch. Acquired in the Hector Santiago trade last month, the hard-throwing right-hander has logged an impressive 1.86 ERA over eight minor league outings this year. All four of his big league appearances have come with Minnesota.
Sep 3 - 4:49 PM

Angels acquired RHP Alex Meyer from the Twins in the Hector Santiago trade.

Meyer has had trouble gaining any footing in his brief time at the big league level, allowing 10 runs over 6 1/3 innings. He's also battled shoulder issues, as he hasn't made an appearance since April. Still, he's only 26 still and could be an interesting arm for the Angels if he can stay healthy, whether it be in the rotation or bullpen.
Aug 1 - 5:18 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) resumed playing catch on Wednesday.

He's been sidelined with shoulder fatigue since early May. There's still no timetable for the right-hander's return but at least he's throwing again. Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester before his injury but he'll likely get another shot in the big leagues when healthy, especially given how poorly the Twins' bullpen has fared this season.
Jul 7 - 8:37 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) will be shut down for the rest of June.

Meyer hasn't pitched in a game since being optioned to Triple-A Rochester in early May. He had been throwing bullpen sessions but still doesn't feel quite right, so the Twins will pump the brakes. There's no timetable for Meyer's return. "That's the good thing, there's no structural problem. Unfortunately, we're losing the summer here," general manager Terry Ryan said.
Jun 12 - 9:20 AM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) threw a bullpen session without any issues on Friday.

He'll repeat the process again on Sunday as he continues his recovery from right shoulder fatigue. The 26-year-old hurler still does not have a timetable for a potential return to game action.
May 20 - 7:55 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Shoulder fatigue has sidelined him for the past two weeks. Meyer made two appearances for the Twins before getting sent down on May 3. The 26-year-old should get another chance with Minnesota once his shoulder is back at full strength.
May 19 - 8:22 PM

Alex Meyer hasn't made an appearance for Triple-A Rochester since being optioned earlier this month due to fatigue in his right shoulder.

Meyer reported the fatigue after a bullpen session, so the club skipped his turn in the rotation. He's tentatively scheduled to rejoin Rochester's rotation next week.
May 13 - 9:13 AM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer allowed five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings (one start, one relief appearances) with the big club. The 26-year-old right-hander will return to the rotation at Rochester for now and should get another shot soon.
May 3 - 11:44 PM

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

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

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3B1Yunel Escobar
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S1Garrett Richards
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6Nick Tropeano
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8John Lamb
9Alex Meyer
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3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
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6Brooks Pounders
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8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
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