Jul 8, 2012 8:01 PM
Alex Meyer was selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals. But today, the former Bat Cat represented Team USA in the MLB Futures Game.
The big right-hander was the lone representative of the Nationals' organization in Kansas City for the game. He made an appearance in the 8th inning, facing just two batters and recording a strikeout. The reason Meyer was taken out of the game so quickly was because Manager George Brett wanted to ensure the remaining pitchers could make an appearance.
Meyer has started thus far, going (6-4) in his first 17 pro outings with the Nats' Low-A affiliate, the Hagerstown Suns. The right-hander has given up 64 hits and 33 runs, 31 earned while walking 34 (3.64 BB/9) and striking out 98 (10.50 K/9) in 84.0 IP, over which he's posted a 3.32 ERA.