Toronto Blue Jays pitching target –Max Meyer
Like Hancock, Meyer was selected in the 2017 MLB Draft but decided to enroll at the University of Minnesota.
The 21-year-old moved into the rotation in 2019 and had a 2.11 ERA in 76,2 innings. He has a cannon for a fastball that can go into the high-90s and has reached triple digits.
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On top of his great fastball, Meyer’s slider that has a more downward motion and has received a top grade among pitching prospects in the draft. He has drawn comparisons to Marcus Stroman which should be intriguing to Blue Jays fans considering how well the Stro Show delivered during his time in Toronto.
A reason why Meyer draws the comparison to Stroman is because of his size but a lot of teams will appreciate his delivery and velocity. Like Hancock, the Blue Jays could always solidify their pitching prospect depth and address other needs later in the draft.
The Blue Jays have had success picking pitchers in the first round and it could be useful for the team to have more options if they want to package other prospects for potential deals down the road.
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