Alex Meyer

Alex Meyer #51

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 9"/225
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Alex Meyer Stats

0-0 16.88 2.2 3 2.63

Alex Meyer MLB Career Stats

0-0 16.88 2.2 3 2.63

Alex Meyer Bio

  • Full Name: Alex John Meyer
  • Born: 1/3/1990 in Greensburg, IN
  • Draft: 2011, Washington Nationals, 1st rd. (23rd overall)
  • College: Kentucky
  • Debut: June 26, 2015
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2015 Stats 0 0 16.88 2 0 0 2.2 3 2.63
MLB Career Stats 0 0 16.88 2 0 0 2.2 3 2.63

Alex Meyer Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Twins AL 50 Four-seam FB 96.07 97.68 2282.00 7.22 86.41
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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July 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Twins option Meyer to Triple-A

The Twins optioned top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester after Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals to make room for right-hander Ervin Santana, who returns on Saturday from his 80-game suspension.

June 25, 2015 at 5:17 PM ET

Meyer to join Twins

Ranked as the Twins' No. 3 prospect by, right-hander Alex Meyer will be called up before Friday's game against the Brewers, replacing right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin, who was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.


Alex Meyer Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Hagerstown SAL
2014 Rochester INT

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2013 Glendale AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2013 Glendale AFL

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/18/2012 Hagerstown SAL

Alex Meyer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 5, 2015 Minnesota Twins recalled Alex Meyer from Rochester Red Wings.
July 4, 2015 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Rochester Red Wings.
June 26, 2015 Minnesota Twins recalled Alex Meyer from Rochester Red Wings.
March 20, 2015 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Rochester Red Wings.
November 20, 2014 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Alex Meyer from Rochester Red Wings.
September 17, 2014 Rochester Red Wings activated RHP Alex Meyer from the 7-day disabled list.
August 31, 2014 Rochester Red Wings placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 7-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation.
March 30, 2014 RHP Alex Meyer assigned to Rochester Red Wings from New Britain Rock Cats.
January 9, 2014 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster RHP Alex Meyer to spring training.
August 24, 2013 New Britain Rock Cats activated RHP Alex Meyer from the 7-day disabled list.
August 9, 2013 New Britain Rock Cats sent RHP Alex Meyer on a rehab assignment to GCL Twins.
June 9, 2013 New Britain Rock Cats placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 7-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder.
April 3, 2013 RHP Alex Meyer assigned to New Britain Rock Cats from Fort Myers Miracle.
November 29, 2012 Minnesota Twins traded CF Denard Span to Washington Nationals for RHP Alex Meyer.
November 29, 2012 RHP Alex Meyer roster status changed by Potomac Nationals.
September 4, 2012 Potomac Nationals activated RHP Alex Meyer from the 7-day disabled list.
August 26, 2012 Potomac Nationals placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 7-day disabled list.
July 19, 2012 RHP Alex Meyer assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
April 4, 2012 Alex Meyer assigned to Hagerstown Suns.
August 15, 2011 Washington Nationals signed RHP Alex Meyer.

Alex John Meyer Bio Info

Alex John Meyer...2008 graduate of Greensburg (IN) High a senior was named AFLAC All-American and Louisville Slugger High School All-American; rated number five prospect in all of high school baseball by Baseball America; ranked number two prospect by Baseball America at Perfect Game's National Showcase in Cincinnati; named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year and Louisville Slugger Indiana Player of the Year; named Indiana Mr. Baseball and First-Team All-State; earned EIAC Conference MVP honors and EIAC All-Conference honors...went 8-0 with a 0.95 ERA, 30 walks and 108 strikeouts as a senior...holds school records for most strikeouts in a season, career and lowest season ERA... three-year letter winner in baseball...played basketball four years and named All-Conference twice...played football as a freshman...spends time in the off-season as substitute teacher in hometown Greensburg (IN) schools (2011-13).


Was an invitee Twins spring training, reassigned to minor league camp March 9 and spent entire season at Triple-A Rochester...Started Red Wings home opener April 6 vs. Buffalo, allowing three runs (2 ER) on three hits in 5.0 innings pitched and did not factor into decision...Recorded career-high 11 strikeouts in consecutive starts April 23 at Pawtucket and April 28 vs. Charlotte, becoming first Red Wings starter with double-digit strikeouts in consecutive starts since Francisco Liriano in 2005...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week April 25...Earned first career Triple-A win April 28 vs. Charlotte, tossing 6.0 shutout innings...Posted 15.2 scoreless innings streak April 23-May 4...Recorded 10 strikeouts twice: July 8 vs. Buffalo and August 20 at Buffalo...Selected to play in SiriusXM Futures Game July 13 at Target Field, replacing teammate Trevor May (calf strain); pitched a scoreless fifth inning, allowing one hit while throwing just four pitches...Walked career-high five batters July 29 vs. Lehigh Valley (5.0 IP)...Went 2-0, 1.55 ERA (29.0 IP, 5 ER) with 17 walks and 34 strikeouts in five July starts...Placed on 7-day disabled list August 31 with right shoulder inflammation, ending his season...Held right-handed hitters to a .214 (52-for-243) batting average and left-handed batters to a .269 (64-for-238) average...Finished second in International League in strikeouts (153), fourth in batting-average-against (.239) and seventh in ERA (3.41)...Led Red Wings in strikeouts (153) and starts (27), and second in innings pitched (130.1)...ranked second in Twins organization in strikeouts, trailing Phil Hughes (186)...Added to Twins 40-man roster November 20...Ranked fifth best prospect and best curveball in Twins system by Baseball America entering 2015...also best fastball and best breaking pitch in International League by Baseball America...Named 29th best prospect in baseball by entering 2015.


Spent first season in Twins organization...was an invite to Twins Spring Training, reassigned to minor league camp March 10; reported to Double-A New Britain…Went 2-0, 1.64 ERA (22.0 IP, 4 ER) with 26 strikeouts in first four starts April 7-25…Set season-high with 10 strikeouts June 1 vs. Bowie (6.1 IP)….Placed on 7-day disabled list June 7 with right shoulder discomfort; pitched in three games on rehab assignment with GCL Twins and was reinstated August 24…Made just two starts upon return, tossing 9.0 shutout innings August 24-29…Ranked second on the Rock Cats staff in strikeouts (84), despite pitching the sixth most innings on the staff (70.0)…Played in the Arizona Fall League with Glendale Desert Dogs, going 2-1, 3.12 ERA (26.0 IP, 9 ER) with seven walks and 28 strikeouts in seven starts...named to West Division Fall Stars Team...ranked number five in the Top 20 AFL Prospect List...named to AFL Top Prospects Team…Named third best prospect, best fastball and best curveball in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2014. 

2012 Named sixth best prospect and best slider in Washington's minor league system by Baseball America entering the season. ... Started professional career with Single-A Hagerstown (Washington). ... Won first professional start April 7 vs. West Virginia, tossing 5.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed, no walks and four strikeouts. ... Won five consecutive decisions May 5-June 12, including a record of 3-1, 2.41 (33.2 IP, 9 ER) with 11 walks and 40 strikeouts in six June starts. ... Pitched first career complete game shutout (6.0 IP) June 12 vs. Hickory. ... Set season-high with 11 strikeouts (6.2 IP) June 24 vs. Lakewood. ... Promoted to Single-A Potomac July 18. ... Did not allow a run in first 14 innings pitched at Potomac. ... Allowed just three earned runs in first five starts (29.0 IP) July 20-August 12, posting a 0.93 ERA in that span. ... Placed on 7-day disabled list with a right calf strain August 25, ending his season. 2011 Led Kentucky in starts (14), wins (7), ERA (2.94), complete games (4), shutouts (2), innings pitched (101.0) and strikeouts (110)...finished the regular season as the SEC leader in strikeouts, strikeouts-looking (48), innings pitched-per-game (7.21), complete games and shutouts...ranked second in the SEC in innings pitched, ninth in ERA, eighth in wins, second in strikeouts-per-game (9.8) and fifth in opponent batting average (.220)...became 10th player in program history to record 100-plus strikeouts in a single season...finished eighth in UK single season history in strikeouts and ninth in the NCAA...earned six weekly honors during the year, including two SEC Pitcher of the Week honors and a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honor...had eight career double-digit strikeout games, including four on the season.