Los Angeles Angels: Alex Meyer shining during spring training
The Los Angeles Angels are gearing up for their first spring training game. During camp, some players are starting to stand out above others.
The Los Angeles Angels are inviting players to earn their way on to a roster spot during spring training. While camp has been overall positive, there is some excitement among players. Alex Meyer is starting to impressive the coaching staff.
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Angels broadcaster Jose Mota tweeted yesterday that Alex Meyer was a player to keep your eye on. On Mondays, Mota tweets using the hashtag Mota Mondays. Meyer was the topic of conversation yesterday, along with Bud Norris, Keynan Middleton, Kevin Grendell.
Meyer is one of the Angels invitees most likely to earn a roster spot this season. When the Angels traded for him along with Ricky Nolasco, the narrative was that Meyer was the player the Angels wanted. Meyer has struggled on the professional mound. With a career ERA of 6.75 and a 1-3 record, Meyer is looking for a chance to prove he can play.
Spending a majority of his playing time in the minors with various clubs, Meyer has 83 game starts and has a career minor league ERA of 3.39 in five seasons. The talent is there, it’s likely he’ll get a chance to showcase it for the Angels during spring training.
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At this stage in his career, Meyer has to start thinking about his future. The 27-year old Indiana native has one option left before entering into arbitration. Not to say that time is running out, however, Meyer is battling a long list of candidates for the fifth spot on the Angels roster.
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If Meyer doesn’t make the final roster spot for the Angels, he’ll likely be starting the season in Triple-A Salt lake for the Bees. There’s no doubt the potential is there for Meyer, it’s the notable veterans he’s going up against that will prevent him from starting this season.