Max Meyer
Max Meyer
Max Meyer
Max Meyer
Max Meyer

CLASS OF 2017

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Max
Meyer

Minnesota
Woodbury (HS) • MN
6-0 • 190LBS • R/R

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2017 National

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2020
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2017 DRAFT Twins ROUND 34
2020 DRAFT Miami Marlins ROUND 1st (3rd Pi
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Committed to University of Minnesota.

6/20/16- 6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. Shortly after event- committed to U. of Minnesota. Lean loose frame. 7.29 runner. Uses lower half well in swing, good bat path, line drive swing, and shows ability to work both gaps. 90 mph exit velocity. Soft glove, good range, ability to throw from multiple angles, easy actions, 87 mph arm strength across diamond with occasional sinking action. Shows some of best all-around stuff on mound in MN 2017 class. True 3-pitch mix, thrown in any count, with above avg. action on each pitch. Fastball was 86-89 mph; touching 90 mph with late arm-side life. Tight rotation and shape on slider thrown with well above avg. velocity at 79-82 mph. 77-78 mph changeup might be best in class with late fade and sink; thrown at fastball arm speed.

3/20/16- 5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. #23 ranked player in MN 2017 class. 7.46 runner at this event. Tall stance, easy load, good weight transfer, line drive swing plane, drives ball well with gap to gap approach, 87 mph exit velocity. Light on his feet, solid actions, sure hands, above avg. arm with accuracy, 88 mph arm strength across infield. Strike throwing machine. Fastball was 86-87 mph with varying run and cut; with life. Slider and changeup are thrown from fastball slot/arm action. Slider is 75-77 mph with sweeping break and tight rotation. Above avg. fade and sink on changeup. Shows ability to throw 3 pitches in any count, competes well on mound, and continues to improve. One of better 2-way players in state.

7/8/15- 5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. Ran 7.4 60. High hands. Works down and through ball. Deep load effects timing occasionally. Lower half works in swing. Projectable hitting tools with added maturity/strength. 81 mph exit velocity. Above average feet and hands. Low slot with quick release. Solid actions in middle infield. 82 mph arm strength across diamond. Athletic on mound. Fastball shows hard sinking action. Slider is firm with tight rotation and late break. Plus arm speed on changeup with solid late action in bottom of zone. Ability to repeat and feel for 3 above avg. pitches.

MN UNDERCLASS PROSPECT GAMES: 7/1/15
5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. High hands. Works down and through ball. Deep load effects timing occasionally. Lower half works in swing. Projectable hitting tools with added maturity/strength. 78 mph exit velocity. Above average feet and hands. Low slot with quick release. Solid actions in middle infield. 80 mph arm strength across diamond. Good athlete on mound. Pause in delivery. Hides ball well. Creates deception. Throws strikes for days. Fastball is 80-83 mph and repeats to glove side extremely well. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with sweeping action to plate at 70-73 mph. Maintains arm speed and throws above average changeup at 73-74 mph with good fade.

2020 DRAFT:�Meyer was electric during his first start of the 2020 season, taking the ball on opening night against Oregon at the LA Angels spring training complex in Arizona. He ran his fastball up to 99 mph on the PBR radar gun and 100 on a neighboring gun. His fastball has more run than dive and is delivered with more control in/around the zone than command to a spot. He also has very good extension at 6.69' to the plate, similar to fellow 6-footer, ex-MLer Tim Lincecum. Meyer's go-to pitch is a 70/80-grade, 89-92 mph spiked slider; a swing/miss out pitch at any level. It shows depth and power with consistent command. Last season he threw this pitch 54% of the time. His other offspeed pitch is an above-average 85-87 mph live-action changeup. These three pitches give him the top stuff of any pitcher in this year's draft class and the likely ability to make a quick impact on a Major League roster. Despite his height, Meyer is super athletic and shows the ability to repeat his delivery and make adjustments. Overall, he has big weapons with his electric three-pitch mix and continues to gain steam up draft boards, now sitting comfortably in the top five-to-ten overall picks. The only question mark on Meyer is his long term durability as a starting pitcher, and some compare his size and stuff to fellow 6-footer and former New York Met righty David Cone.

2/28/20:�The electric righty entertained with another spectacular performance going the distance on 112 pitches for the complete game “W” while striking out 14 Tar Heels. His top fastball bolt was 98 mph, which he reached early in the game and then again in the 9th inning. His fastball has much more run than dive and is delivered with more control in/around the zone than command to a spot. His electric spiked slider is his go to pitch. Last season threw this pitch 54% of the time, and Friday night against North Carolina was no different; it may have been even more than his last year’s average. Meyer continues to gain steam up draft boards and now comfortably sits in the top 15 overall picks. His delivery is a little top heavy and his lower half could use some refinement, but he is super athletic and is able to make adjustments as needed. The only question mark on Meyer is his long term durability as a starting pitcher, and some compare his size and stuff to former 6-foot New York Met righty David Cone. (Seifert)

2/14/20:�Meyer was electric during his first start of the 2020 season, taking the ball on opening night against the Oregon Ducks at the Los Angeles Angels spring training complex in�Arizona. He ran his fastball up to 99 mph on the D1Baseball gun and 100 on a neighboring radar gun. Even more impressive were his 89-92 mph spiked slider that he bolted to the plate and a nearly unhittable 85-87 live-actioned changeup. Meyer earned the win in the Gophers 12-10 victory, with five innings of two-run, two-hit baseball to go along with seven strikeouts. Despite his size (5-foot-11) and slender build (175 pounds), he has an electric three-pitch mix and continues to solidify his status as a lock Day One pick this June.

6/30/19:�A repeat Team USA CNT member,�Meyer raised some eyebrows during last summer’s CNT trials, and he did it again during his first outing with the CNT this summer. He struck out two of the four hitters he faced while throwing a scoreless inning. With a lively fastball that reached 96 mph on this look (97 on the spring Heat Sheet), Meyer has an electric arm on a slender 6-foot, 165 pound frame. His best pitch is a 70-grade slider at 88-90 mph. It’s a swing/miss out pitch at any level. Because of this pitch he has the potential to move very quickly through a minor league system as a reliever. Although right-handed, Meyer’s size and stuff is reminiscent of fellow Big Ten hurler Tyler Jay, who was the 6th overall selection by Minnesota in 2015. Meyer will likely not be selected quite that high in the 2020 draft, but he does possess big weapons and the potential to make a quick impact on a Major League roster. (Seifert)

6/29/18:�Raised some eyebrows in the stands with his electric 87-90 mph slider and a fastball up to 95. All of this generated out of a slender 6-foot, 165 pound frame. Many scouts who are not familiar with the Upper Midwest asked “who is this guy”? Meyer is more of a thrower with really good stuff than a pitcher at this point. Although he struggled with his location and allowed the only hits and runs the CNT would give up the entire game, he showed similar stuff to Week Three from this past spring. It’s a long time until the 2020 draft and Meyer profiles as a reliever due to his size and the effort in his delivery, but he is fun to watch and one to keep a close eye on. Potential early Day Two selection for the 2020 draft. (Seifert)

3/5/18:�Freshman RHP�Max Meyer�brought some excitement to the scouting section of U.S. Bank Stadium with his lively fastball and his untouchable whiffle-ball like slider. Just 6-foot, 165-pounds, Meyer has an electric arm that produces a 90-93 fastball and a filthy, unhittable slider at 85-87 mph. He was able to repeat the pitch and the hitters had little chance in his two innings of work. (Seifert)

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