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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28

8

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and Twins righty Alex Meyer

Hitter of the Night: Brandon Nimmo, OF, Mets (St. Lucie, A+): 4-4, 2 R, 2B, HR.
Nimmo’s big day found him over the .400 mark on the season, but the real rarity on Monday night was that he actually didn’t take a walk. The extremely patient Nimmo takes a Votto-esque approach even to RBI situations, refusing to expand the strike zone for any occasion en route to 24 walks already this season and a .530 on-base percentage. How much power he will develop is still up in the air, but at the very least, he can hit atop a playoff-caliber lineup.

Pitcher of the Night: Alex Meyer, RHP, Twins (Rochester, AAA): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 11 K.
Meyer is pitching about as well as the Twins could have hoped for, with this being his second-straight 11-strikeout, scoreless start. There’s little doubt that Meyer is one of the five best starters in the Twins organization right now and is certainly better than Kevin Correa or Mike Pelfrey at the moment, but both of those guys have money committed to them. With a combined 6.04 ERA for their starting pitchers, the Twins need Meyer, but they don’t have a place for him unless they make a move. That may be enough justification to keep him in the minors until summer.



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April 24, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 23

14

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo and Twins righty Alex Meyer.

Hitter of the Night: Joey Gallo, 3B, Rangers (Myrtle Beach, A+): 3-4, 4 R, 3 HR, 3 BB. Apparently the laws of physics cease to exist not only on Mr. Tipton’s stove but also in the air surrounding the Frederick Keys’ stadium on Wednesday night, as Gallo put his power on display to its fullest extent but also showed off his patient eye, one which will serve him well as the ultimate three-true-outcome prospect in the minors.

Pitcher of the Night: Alex Meyer, RHP, Twins (Rochester, AAA): 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K.
After a trio of lackluster starts, this is the outing the Twins were hoping to see from their top pitching prospect. Even when he struggles, he misses bats, the product of an upper-90s fastball and a big breaking curve.


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A close look at the mechanics of a trio of top pitching prospects.

With one week to go until Opening Day, let's tackle one final Bush League installment of the offseason, taking a look at a trio of pitchers who rank among BP's Top 50 prospects: the Rockies’ Eddie Butler, the Pirates’ Tyler Glasnow, and the Twins’ Alex Meyer. These pitchers embody some of the more common traits of high-end prospects on the mound, from stuff to mechanics, and though each player saw his stock rise during the 2013 season, there’s still a heavy dose of development needed before they’ll be ready for the show.

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Mookie Betts, Travis d'Arnaud, and Jorge Soler are among those who came off the board between picks 29 and 56.

In the first episode of the BP Mock Expert Draft, we went over the backstory and parameters of this draft, so there’s no need to rehash that here. Plus I know you’re all just going to skip past the intro anyway to see who else got picked and when. Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.

So, without any further ado, here are the next two rounds (three and four) of the Baseball Prospectus Expert Mock Prospect Draft with analysis from the participants themselves:

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June 3, 2013 2:36 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 1-2

11

Zach Mortimer

Alex Meyer and Javier Baez were among the prospects that stood out this past weekend.

Games of Saturday, June 1

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May 24, 2013 5:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: May 24, 2013

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BP Prospect Staff

Putting eyes on Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman, Allen Webster, Duke Von Schamann, Erik Cordier, Duke Welker, Alex Meyer, and Alex Colome.

(If you missed our introduction: A primer on these eyewitness reports)

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A 25-man roster of prospects traded this winter.

For my last Minor League Update of 2012, I put together a 25-man roster of prospects who have been traded so far this offseason. There was a lot of starting pitching depth with four or five pretty good pitchers that didn't make the cut. There weren't any good first base prospects and only two very good outfield prospects. Besides that, it's a pretty solid squad.

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Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn't the Twins' usual type, then wonder why teams didn't think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.

Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn't the Twins' usual type, then wonder why teams didn't think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.

Episode 92: "Why the Twins' New Prospect Isn't Their Type/Why Didn't Russell Martin Make More Money?"

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November 30, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nats Finally Get Span

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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

After seemingly endless rumors linking Denard Span to the Nationals, Washington got its man.

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