I should have posted yesterday to Jokin's article on Meyer's performance in Louisville which I thought was excellent.Meyer's performance sounded almost like a repeat of his performance down here in Gwinnet first of June.6 innings, 85 to 90 pitches, filthy fast ball, working on controlling his secondary stuff.There's no doubt Meyer's potential, it's Ace material.I should have added back on my posting few weeks ago, Meyer's last pitch (85th) was from a stretch, holding a man on at second, firing a chest high 98 rocket.Batter whiffed big time.I don't know of too many pitchers that can throw that hard from a stretch.That's when all of us watching were shaking our head.
My 2 cents;Will he come up?
1st, I think Meyer is on a pitch limit, not a innings limit.That is a big difference.If Meyer can throw 90 pitches and make into the 7th or later (which is pretty d hard to do) then I think Twins brass will let him do it.
2nd)He's never completed a full season of a 5 day pitching routine to my knowledge.
3rd)He's still healthy.We're into August and no shoulder problems.That's a big deal.As long as he's healthy, he should continue to pitch to the end of season, rack up as many innings as he can, within his pitch count.
4th)He has 3 good pitches to work with
All this is positive news for Meyer and his development.So will he come up, in my opinion, no.I'm probably wrong, Twins Brass could surprise us but I think he will come out ofSpring Training, taking Correia's spot in rotation.The Twins no they have a winner, I don't see a need for Fall audition.