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51 Alex Meyer SP
Height/Weight: 6-9/225 | Birthdate: 1/3/1990 | Birthplace: Greensburg, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 11/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)80.005.006.000.004.051.3873.0036.00
 
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/27/2014Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Josh Bell, RF PIT
12/25/2014Rick Porcello, SP BOS
Kevin Quackenbush, RP SD
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
12/22/2014Rick Porcello, SP BOS
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Phil Hughes, SP MIN
Wade Davis, RP KC
 
 
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Twins option SP Alex Meyer to Triple-A

by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/15) Twins starter Alex Meyer, who was in a battle for the final rotation spot, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

In his last outing, Thursday against the Rays, Meyer walked four batters in two innings and said he was "searching" to find the right mechanics. 

Twins' Molitor discusses battle for final rotation spot

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor is facing a tough decision with a healthy battle underway for the team's fifth-starter role between Mike Pelfrey, Tommy Milone, Alex Meyer and Trevor May, MLB.com reports.

"We hope it's tough because people are performing well," Molitor said. "Mike has had a good spring to this point and is scheduled to pitch again in Clearwater, Fla., [against Philadelphia] on the 23rd. And Milone has looked good and we'll see him [Saturday]. Meyer is a little behind on pitch count but has been fine, and May seems like he has a little more mound presence so far than he did last year. That's probably what that experience did to him."

Pelfrey and Milone remain the top two candidates for the job, with Meyer and May having options remaining that can allow them to open the season at Triple-A. Pelfrey was impressive in a split-squad start Wednesday.

"Mostly, his fastball is getting the groundballs he needs, but he's using his split-finger more and gaining confidence with that pitch, and mixing in his curveball, which he hasn't done for a while," Molitor said. "His pace was pretty good, and we're always looking for those little things like pace and holding runners, and he knows that's important."

Twins P Alex Meyer walks four in 4-2 loss to Rays

by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/19/15) Twins right-hander Alex Meyer walked four batters in two innings of work during Minnesota's 4-2 loss to the Rays on Thursday. 

Three of the walks occurred in the sixth inning, with the fourth in the seventh. He gave up one earned run and one hit. He also struck out three batters. 

However, the walks indicate a lack of control on the mound, something that could hurt Meyer as he tries to earn a spot on the Twins' roster. 

“I’m searching right now,” Meyer said, via the Pioneer Press. “I feel like there’s something mechanically going on.”

Meyer has now walked seven batters this spring but still holds a 1.59 ERA. 

“I just have to get back to square one, stop overanalyzing things and just throw the baseball,” Meyer said. “Quit worrying about leaking early, pulling with the glove. It’s just getting back to the basics. The good thing is it’s spring training. It’s not the season. You’ve got plenty of time to figure it out.”

Molitor: Alex Meyer not a candidate for Twins' bullpen

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor said that righthander Alex Meyer is not likely to make the team out of spring training. 

The organization seems Meyer as a starter in the future, so he's not a candidate to fill a spot in the bullpen with the big club. 

“I would say the odds on that are pretty long — pretty long,” Molitor  told the Pioneer Press. “We want to build him up to start, and he’s a little bit behind. But I would think right now the odds of that happening in the short term are fairly slim.”

Twins' Alex Meyer pitches in relief in first bid to make rotation

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/15) Twins starting pitcher Alex Meyer, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, made his first appearance in a spring game Monday against the Pirates.

Meyer relieved starter Ricky Nolasco in the third inning. He tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks. He struck out one.

 
 
 

 
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