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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Alex Meyer (Credit: Aflac)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Alex Meyer
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Greensburgh HS (Ind.)
School Type:High school
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:205 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/30/08
Game(s):Batesville HS

Focus Area
Fastball:Meyer threw his fastball in the 90-93 mph range. He gets some good plane on it because of his side, though not as much as he should because of some drop and drive to his delivery.
Fastball movement:When he's able to use his height to create that plane, he does have some sink.
Curve:He's got a pretty good breaking ball that he can throw for strikes.
Changeup:He shows one only in warmups, but showed a feel for it.
Control:He's had some issues with command in the past, but has thrown his fastball and curve for strikes this year a little more consistently. His mechanics can get out of whack at times, causing problems.
Poise:It was just average. He was not as intimidating or aggressive as he could be. He appears that he's still trying to figure out his body.
Physical Description:Meyer is a tall, slender, but very projectable, right-hander.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Height, projectability, chance to have three good pitches.
Weaknesses:Slender build is a concern for some, he's a bit of a project; signability also a concern.
Summary:A year ago, Jarrod Parker put the Indiana high school scene firmly on the Draft map when he went No. 9 overall. There was some hope that Meyer would follow suit and he certainly has had some good performances this spring, but truth be told, he's not as advanced as Parker. He is, however, extremely projectable and is one of the best examples of a high-risk, high-reward prospects in the Draft class. He's also being advised by Scott Boras, throwing another wrinkle into the situation.