JAMIE H. VAUGHT: Ex-UK Pitching Star Alex Meyer Getting Close to Reaching Major League Baseball; Now
When Alex Meyer (pictured) was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 2011 MLB draft, the highly-regarded pitcher became one of UK’s highest draft picks in school history, the 23rd overall selection in the first round.
And the 6-9, 225-pound right-hander is getting close to the major leagues, now pitching for the Minnesota Twins’ top affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League. During spring training with the Twins, Meyer was battling for a fifth spot on the starting rotation, but the parent club decided he needed more work on pitching mechanics.
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