Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP  (Read 13292 times)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Topic Start: December 04, 2011, 07:16:34 PM »
To update, Baseball America rated Meyer's slider as the best in our farm system.  On the other hand, they did not project Meyer as one of the five starters in 2015.  (Meyer was rated as the 6th best prospect in our system, while Purke, rated 7th, and Pea**** and Cole were projected as three of our starters).

Here's something on adjustments made to Meyer's pitching mechanics from CBS Sports:

Nats tweaking Meyer's delivery: According to, the Nationals are making a slight adjustment to prospect P Alex Meyer's delivery. Meyer, the 23rd overall pick in June's draft, is 6-foot-9 and struck out 110 batters in 101 innings of work at the University of Kentucky last year. "We made a small adjustment to his front side," Nationals director of player development Doug Harris said. "This will allow him to deliver his pitches more north-south instead of east-west. (Meyer) has a quick arm. The ball jumps out of his hand. This adjustment creates more angle in deception to his pitches, maximizing his natural height. If you imagine his delivery more as coming down like a ferris wheel, it makes it very difficult for the hitter to get anything on his swing."

(Updated 10/21/2011)

Injury Report
No information available at this time (Updated 12/4/11).

Fantasy Analysis

This adjustment has helped other taller pitchers in the past -- Randy Johnson included -- so only time will tell if Meyer's benefits from this new delivery. Washington will continue to watch Meyer and get him plenty of work heading into spring training. As of now, Meyer holds very little Fantasy value, but is worth keeping an eye on in long-term keeper leagues.
(Updated 10/21/2011).