Alex Meyer to represent Nationals at MLB Futures Game


Nationals prospect Alex Meyer, Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin (Greg Fiume/GETTY IMAGES)

At Class A Hagerstown, in his first professional season, Meyer has gone 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA over 70 1/3 innings in 14 starts. He has 77 strikeouts and 28 walks. In his last six starts, Meyer has a 1.69 ERA while striking out 33 batters in 32 innings. Meyer’s fastball can touch 100 miles per hour, which can be overwhelming in concert with his height.

Last year, Bryce Harper and Brad Peacock, whom the Nationals later traded to the Oakland A’s as part of the package for Gio Gonzalez, played in the Futures Game. In 2010 and 2009, Danny Espinosa appeared in the game.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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