Scouting Video: Alex Meyer

By | April 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm | No comments | Baseball Prospects, Scouting Video | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

Scouting Video: Alex Meyer / Baseball News Hound by Ryan Kelley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND

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Ryan Kelley

Founder and Executive Editor of BaseballNewsHound.com. Ryan is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a degree in economics. His acclaimed thesis on Major League Baseball's Labor Market is in the running for an excellence award in economics. A young economist working in Washington D.C., Ryan has extensive experience working in professional baseball. In the past, he's worked in player development, for the United States Olympic Committee and in scouting. Ryan's resume also includes jobs in journalism, social media marketing, government as well in non-profit legal services. However, sports and sportswriting are his two passions, and he strives to incorporate his unconventional career experience and academic expertise in his work at BaseballNewsHound.com. Born and raised in Connecticut, Ryan currently resides in Arlington Virginia, just outside of DC. A former amateur baseball and football player, Ryan loves both sports.

2012 MLB Competitive Balance Draft Lottery Results / Baseball News Hound by Ryan Kelley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND