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23 Alex Meyer SP

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%2%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
25.11-305.682917
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015MIN0016.882000002.24552033
2016LAA135.6876000025.1251616301729

Player Updates

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Angels' Alex Meyer: Worked on new delivery, physical fitness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyer reworked his delivery over the offseason, speeding up his windup while keeping his shoulder closed before he releases his pitches, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Meyer also worked with a physical therapist and Angels minor league pitching programs coordinator Matt Wise to develop a program to preserve his health.

The altered shoulder positioning may go a long way to curing the shoulder issues he's endured. Like many tall hurlers, the 6-foot-10 right-hander has struggled to sustain a consistent delivery and stay healthy. He sustained a 4.57 ERA in five starts with the Angels last year, striking out 24 but also walking 13 batters in 21.2 innings. He still has the notable upside from his prospect days, but he faces obstacles with his own makeup and a crowded Halos staff in the way of an opportunity.

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Angels' Alex Meyer: Part of large competition for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Meyer is part of a 12-man competition for two available slots in the Anaheim rotation this spring, the Orange County Register reports.

Of that group, Meyer is likely behind Tyler Skaggs and Jesse Chavez, if not a few others, to claim one of the vacancies behind Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, and Ricky Nolasco to begin the season. The Angels have spent the last several months making moves to bolster their pitching depth, and Meyer was a part of that in the second half of the 2016 season when he was acquired from the Twins. In five starts with the Angels last season, Meyer posted a 4.57 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with a 24:13 K:BB in 21.2 innings. His best chance of cracking the team's Opening Day roster is likely as a reliever, but the former first-round pick still offers mid-90s heat with his fastball and an arsenal that gets opposing hitters to whiff often. He'll simply need to develop more control in order to stick as a starter.

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Angels' Alex Meyer: Goes just four frames Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyer was removed after only four innings Wednesday against the A's after allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

This was the beginning of a good start, but Meyer never got the chance to finish it. His season thus concludes with an unsightly 5.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. numbers that seem to offer precious little promise for the future. Aside from his strikeout totals, Meyer's stats in the minors weren't so hot, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him eventually find a home in the bullpen rather than the rotation.

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Angels' Alex Meyer: Beats Jays Sunday with five scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Meyer earned his first victory of the season Sunday versus the Blue Jays, striking out seven while allowing two hits and walking three across five scoreless innings.

Meyer had been battered in four appearances this season and entered Sunday with a 8.18 ERA, but he was able to quiet the potent Toronto offense as he threw 13 of 19 first-pitch strikes, induced 11 swing-and-misses, and added six ground ball outs. The Angels have nothing left to play for, so Meyer will get a look through the end of the season and will make his next start Friday in Houston.

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Angels' Alex Meyer: Meyer strikes out four, walks five in debut
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Meyer allowed one run over 3.1 innings against the A's on Wednesday, walking four batters and striking out five in 68 pitches.

Meyer showcased strikeout stuff in his debut with the Angels, but had trouble finding the plate, which contributed to a shortened outing. It goes without saying that Meyer is a work in progress, but the Angels will likely live with a few bumps and bruises, as he has a fastball that can reach into the upper-90s. He may see a few more starts in September, but Meyer probably shouldn't be used in most leagues until he smoothes out some of the rough edges.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Houston 8.001 7.88068
vs LHB 9.100 8.68069
vs RHB 16.000 3.9401120
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/29DET0001.05211
5/3@HOU0102.23334
9/7@OAK0103.11145
9/13SEA0104.05423
9/18TOR1005.02037
9/23@HOU0005.14434
9/28OAK0004.05215
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015MIN00 16.88200000 2.24552033
2016MIN-LAA13 5.68760000 25.1251616301729
Total 13 6.75960000 28.0292121502032
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015MIN2000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIN-LAA7000000000 --- --- ---
Total 9000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015MINP20211001.000
2016MIN-LAAP76211001.000
Total  96422001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2015MIN023 0.6720000 .36415 23.6 .9090
2016MIN-LAA02125 0.8830003 .255117 14.9 .4690
Total 02328 0.8650003 .266132 15.8 .5140
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals32 2.3177000 39.0291110221132
2012AFX-Hagerstown Suns74 3.101818110 90.06833314334107
2013AA-New Britain Rock Cat43 3.211313000 70.0602925332984
2013R-Gcl Twins00 1.0833000 8.171100316
2014AAA-Rochester Red Wings77 3.522727000130.1116585110864153
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings45 4.79388000 92.010154494548100
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-9/225
Birthdate:
1/3/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Greensburg, IN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
2