A couple observations about Alex Meyer, the second player chosen by the Nats in Monday’s MLB draft.
1) He’s tall. Like, 6-foot-9 tall. You can tell he’s tell he’s tall by looking at this photo, where he’s taller than his teammates, by a lot. Full photo gallery here.
“My first reaction to meeting him...was ‘damn, that dude’s tall.’ ” a student at Kentucky wrote.
“I’ve grown an inch every single year and then this year I stopped,” Meyer said earlier this year. “It’s been somewhat tough for me trying to stay coordinated but I feel like I’ve done a good enough job and I think I’m well enough coordinated that I can do that.”
And yet, as Dan Daly points out, his current measurements would only make him the third-tallest pitcher in franchise history.
2) He was taken higher than all but one player in University of Kentucky baseball history. More importantly, he’s buddies with John Wall, as indicated by a Monday night Twitter exchange.
@AlexMeyer17 wats good man and congrats on getting drafted
@jimmywa11 Thanks man I appreciate it..maybe I'll run into ya sometime soon. Hope you're doing well man
@AlexMeyer17 yep we will and I'm doin good man
Throw in Jeremy Jarmon, Victoria Dunlap and Enes Kanter, and this would be like Lexington North.
“It’s ironic that it all falls into place like that,” Meyer told the school’s Web site. “I talked to John Wall a couple times while I was at school and he’s a great guy. If it all works out, maybe we’ll all get together some time.”