Name: Alex Meyer
High School: Greensburg, IN
College: University of Kentucky
Drafted with the 23rd overall pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2011 Draft.
Acquired by the Twins from the Nationals in exchange for Denard Span on November 29, 2012
More information at Baseball Reference: Alex Meyer Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com
Meyer signed too late after the 2011 draft to pitch in the season, so he started his professional career as a 22-year-old in low-A. He started 18 games there, and he showed the ability to miss bats while having decent control, averaging 9.7 SO/9 and 3.09 SO/BB. He was promoted to high-A for the final 7 games of the season, and continued his good performance: 10.7 SO/9 and 3.15 SO/BB. Overall, he pitched 129 innings between the two levels, with an ERA under 3.00 and a .211 batting average against.
During the offseason, Meyer was featured on several top-100 prospect lists:
#59 Baseball America
#63 Minor League Ball
#88 Baseball Prospectus
Within the Twins organization he has battled with Kyle Gibson for title of best pitching prospect, and has been ranked as anywhere from the Twins's 3rd to 6th best prospect.
This year, as a 23-year-old, he has been assigned to AA with the New Britain Rock Cats. He has started 2 games so far this year, pitching 10 innings with 14 strikeouts and just 3 walks.
I was able to travel to Richmond to see his first start, and you can find my writeup about the game here: Alex Meyer's Rock Cats Debut - Twinkie Town