by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/23/2013) Former Rule 5 pick Evan Meek got four saves for the Pirates in 2010. It was the best year of his career -- an All-Star selection, Meek had a 2.14 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 80 innings. Things were looking up for the six-foot righty.
Three years later, though, Meek is in the Rangers' system, pitching in the hitter-friendly PCL. Through six games, Meek has a 5.06 ERA and 2.06 WHIP. But he does have three saves as the team's closer. Although the Rangers have a handful of arms ahead of Meek for saves on the roster (Joe Nathan, Joe Ortiz, eventually Joakim Soria), if he can get his ratios down and keep that 9.0 K/9, Meek could be called up and serve as a middle reliever. He doesn't have much Fantasy value, but he's 30 and could find his way back to the majors this season.
Olt is viewed as one of the club's top prospects, but struggled during his spring audition and hit just .194 in Cactus League play. The 24-year-old did manage two homers and should rise to the Rangers later in the year.
Rangers give Meek a look
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/6/2012) The Rangers signed right-hander Evan Meek to a minor-league deal Thursday. Meek, who was an All-Star setup man for the Pirates in 2010, made only 12 appearances last season. He had a 6.75 ERA.