Max Meyer Miami Marlins

Age: 22 (March 12, 1999) | 6' 0" | 185lbs. | Throws: Right
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From Baseball America:

Miami Marlins

—Marlins' first-round pick Max Meyer Monday put in work at summer camp, even getting on the mound to show off his impressive three-pitch mix that includes 70-grade offerings (fastball, slider) and an above-average changeup, giving him the best pure stuff of any 2020 draftee.

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Alex Patton Alex
Jul 14 '20

Keith Law was not surprised.

• In my final mock draft, I mentioned the possibility that the Marlins would take Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer at No. 3, and they did just that, getting (in my opinion) the pitcher most able to help a major-league team this year, assuming we have a season. Meyer has a plus fastball, grade 70 slider and more than enough command to work out of a major-league bullpen right now, although he’s a starter long term and should be developed in that role next year.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 13 '20

I was a tad surprised to see the Marlins go with six pitchers, especially with the group of young starters already in their system. They obviously have faith in Diaz x2, Jazz Chisholm, Jesus Sanchez, and JJ Bleday to anchor that offense down the road. I'm not sure I share that confidence.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 12 '20

Today from Rotowire:

Deal already in place
June 11, 2020
Meyer has already agreed to a contract with the Marlins pending his physical, although terms have not yet been disclosed, Joe Frisaro of reports.
Slot value for the third overall pick is about $7.2 million, and there's little reason to think the team will get Meyer at a big discount. While the right-hander's premium fastball-slider combo has some talent evaluators believing he could help a big-league bullpen as soon as this season, Miami has every intention of developing him as a starter. "Absolutely a starter," Marlins director of amateur scouting DJ Svihlik said. "I wouldn't have pulled him off the board if I didn't think he was a starter. He's never given us a reason not to."
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12 '20

Surprise pick by Marlins at No. 3

June 10, 2020
The Marlins have selected Meyer with the third overall pick in the 2020 first-year player draft.
Meyer's 70-grade slider is the best pitch in this year's draft, and his upper-90s fastball (which touches 100) might be the second best pitch in the class. His slider gets up into the low-90s and has devastating late movement out of the zone. His third-pitch changeup is an improving pitch that will inevitably play up due to how exceptional his fastball and slider are. The University of Minnesota product worked as the team's closer as a freshman and successfully transitioned to the rotation last year, so he does not have the mileage on his arm that a typical premium college pitcher would carry into the draft. A good athlete with a low-effort delivery, Meyer has a 6.6 percent walk rate over the last two seasons, so he has a lot of starter traits, despite the fact he is a 6-foot, 185-pound righty. His height is a slight knock, but the only real question is whether he can hold up under a major-league starter's workload. The 76.2 innings he logged as a sophomore were a career high and he logged a total of 148 innings in two and a half seasons with the Gophers.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12 '20