Baseball America released their Best Tools awards for the International League this week and Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer received the top honors in the category of "Best Fastball" and "Best Breaking Pitch", after discussing the skills with managers across that league.
As Nick Nelson wrote about, the odds of seeing these lauded tools in Minnesota this season appear to be waning because of restrictions on his innings. After watching his inning at the Futures Game, Tom Kelly told reporters that he was not quite there yet, but getting close. Not surprising, Meyer's agent, Scott Boras, believes his client is ready for the next level as he told the Pioneer Press last month that "[y]ou always have to have the ability to really get your secondary pitches in place and command the fastball. I think he’s reached that point now where he’s ready to take on all levels.”