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66 Alex Meyer SP
Height/Weight: 6-9/220 | Birthdate: 1/3/1990 | Birthplace: Greensburg, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 15/0 | Average Draft Position: 260.29
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2014 Season (CBSSports.com)0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
 
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/24/2014Dalton Pompey, CF TOR
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Jon Gray, RP COL
Carlos Martinez, RP STL
John Lackey, SP BOS
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
07/24/2014Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Christian Bethancourt, C ATL
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
07/24/2014Nate Jones, RP CHW
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Dellin Betances, RP NYY
Raul Mondesi, SS KC
Greg Holland, RP KC
 
 
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Alex Meyer continues to bounce back
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/14) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has continued to bounce back after a rough stretch.

Meyer has now just two earned runs over his last three starts. Prior to this stretch, Meyer had given up nine runs over two starts. Meyer tossed six innings Wednesday, striking out eight and walked three. He gave up three hits. Meyer has posted a 3.31 ERA in 10 games. 

Alex Meyer has success with new grip on changeup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/14) Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer tied a career high with 11 strikeouts Wednesday during a no-decision for Triple-A Rochester. He allowed three hits and three walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Meyer attributed his success Wednesday to a new grip on his changeup. Instead of throwing a circle changeup, Meyer threw a three-finger changeup. Rochester catcher Dan Rohlfing has urged Meyer to throw his changeup more often.

"It was something I had been working on, and he made me feel confident in it," Meyer said of the pitch, per MLB.com. "I was getting pretty good sink on it. It was moving a little bit. It was coming out of my hand well. I can throw it at full arm speed. I don't have to slow things down. It had a little run and sink to it, and it was easier for me to command than the circle change was."

Meyer has a 3.48 ERA and .236 opponents' batting average through four starts. He has 24 strikeouts to eight walks in 20 2/3 innings.

Twins make several roster moves Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/14) The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar IbarraBrooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. 

The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco  and outfielder Max Kepler  were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers.

The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle KnudsonMatt Koch  and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton  and Chris Rahl  and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.

Alex Meyer close to MLB debut?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/14) Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer is expected to open the season at Triple-A Rochester, but manager Ron Gardenhire is eager to see this spring how close the highly touted pitching prospect is to the majors.

"Whether he's ready for this or not, he'll tell us," Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "I don't want any player coming into spring training thinking they don't have a chance. But he's a long shot just because he didn't pitch a lot of innings last year, and we want to make sure we do the right thing. But he has a definite chance sometime throughout the year to pitch [in the majors]."

Meyer's goal is to pitch in the majors this season.

"I'd love to," Meyer said of potentially making his debut this season. "That's obviously the goal. If I just go out there and do my job and get guys out, and get myself in that position, that's all I can do. I try not to think about it too much or put too much pressure on myself. I just want to get guys out."

Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/14) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.

 
 
 

 
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7/24/14CHW8:10 pmHector Noesi
7/25/14CHW8:10 pmJohn Danks
7/26/14CHW7:10 pmChris Sale
7/27/14CHW2:10 pmScott Carroll
7/29/14@ KC8:10 pmJames Shields
7/30/14@ KC8:10 pmDanny Duffy
7/31/14@ KC8:10 pmYordano Ventura
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