Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; USA pitcher Alex Meyer throws a pitch during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
#30 Alex Meyer
It’s really hard to say much else about what Meyer can be for the Twins. Regarded as a very solid get for Denard Span, he has top of the rotation potential. At 25, it’s time the Twins see it come to fruition at the major league level. He will compete for a starting rotation spot, and the dice will fall from there.
Looking at Meyer, Keith Law says, “Meyer has hit 100 mph and sits in the mid-90s with huge sink that will kill a lot of worms at Target Field, with a vicious slider up to 90 mph or so that kills right-handed batters. His control wavers, although taller pitchers often need more reps and time to get their deliveries in sync.”
There’s no doubt that Alex Meyer is ready to breakthrough and showcase his ability at the major league level, he just needs to be able to have that desire come together on the field. While a starting spot may be a long shot out of the gate, the hope would be that’s where Meyer makes his debut, and not out of the bullpen. There should be little doubt that Meyer is the first prospect the Twins call up this season, with May or June being a realistic timetable.