Then & Now: Minnesota’s Max MeyerProspects
We continue our Then & Now series with a look at some of the top prospects for this summer’s MLB Draft. What did they look like before heading off to college and developing into premier prospects? Earlier this week we looked at NC State’s Patrick Bailey.
Today we take a look at Minnesota’s electric righty Max Meyer:
THEN 2015: Five-foot-11, 160-pound sophomore with a thin, wiry frame and average height. On the mound he has a pause in his delivery and hides the ball well from the hitter creating deception. Fastball is 80-83 mph and repeats to glove side extremely well; from a lower ¾ slot creating significant late run and sink to bottom of zone. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with sweeping action at 70-73 mph. Maintains arm speed and throws above an average changeup at 73-74 mph with good fade. Throws unusually high volume of strikes with three pitches for a pitcher his age which points to his significant level of athleticism, feel for pitching in general and competitiveness on the mound.
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