• Full name Max Thomas Meyer
  • Born 03/12/1999 in Woodbury, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 196 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Minnesota
  • Debut 07/16/2022
  • Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2020 (signed for $6,700,000).
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    If you’re looking for the best pure stuff in the 2020 draft class, Max Meyer might be your guy. A two-time member of Team USA’s Collegiate National Team, Meyer is a two-way player for Minnesota with a long track record of excellence on the mound. After posting a 2.06 ERA as a reliever only in 2018, Meyer successfully transitioned to a starting role in 2019, when he posted a 2.11 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 76.2 innings (10.2 strikeouts per nine). He took over the Friday night role this spring and was rapidly ascending draft boards before the season was cut short. Meyer has two 70-grade offerings with a fastball that he runs up to 97-98 and holds in the mid-90s deep into outings, along with the best slider in the 2020 class. The pitch is one of the better amateur sliders that many scouts have seen in years, and for some evaluators it’s the best amateur slider they’ve ever scouted. The pitch is not only hard, getting up to 92 or even 93 mph, but it has tremendous movement and depth. Meyer has excellent command of his slider. He can loosen it for strikes or tighten it for chases out of the zone. Meyer also has a changeup that he tried to improve this season. It is in the mid-80s with slight tailing life and a chance to get to an above-average ceiling. Teams wondered if Meyer would be able to consistently hold his electric stuff in a full-time starting role, and while he didn’t get to prove it over a full season, scouts thought he paced himself well in his four starts. He struck out 46 and walked eight in 27.2 innings and recorded double-digit strikeouts in three of his four outings. While Meyer is undersized at 6-foot, 180 pounds, there’s not a disconcerting amount of effort in his delivery and he also has a strong history of throwing quality strikes. He’s one of the more athletic pitchers in recent years and went from a late-first round arm to a potential top-10 pick thanks to his early-season performance.

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Career Transactions

  • Miami Marlins optioned RHP Max Meyer to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
  • Miami Marlins reassigned RHP Max Meyer to the minor leagues.
  • Miami Marlins activated RHP Max Meyer.
  • Miami Marlins recalled RHP Max Meyer from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
  • Miami Marlins placed RHP Max Meyer on the 60-day injured list. Tommy John surgery.

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