Below you’ll find scouting footage of Washington Nationals top pitching prospect Alex Meyer. BaseballNewsHound.com’s Ryan Kelley will post a full scouting report on Meyer this weekend.
Selected out of the University of Kentucky with the 23rd overall pick in last June’s MLB Draft, Meyer is one the game’s premier young power pitchers. Pitching for the Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League, Meyer took the mound against a talented Delmarva Shorebirds ballclub on Tuesday April 17th. He struck out seven batters through five innings pitched but was out-dueled by Orioles’ prospect Dylan Bundy, a fellow first-round draft pick (fourth overall). Meyer’s fastball sat firmly in the mid 90′s and touched the 96-98 MPH. His curveball and changeup showed plus potential, though his inconsistent command and mechanics limited the effectiveness of his secondary pitches.