April 21, 2021

NATS/SUNS: Alex Meyer selected to represent USA in All-Star Futures Game

Congratulations to Washington Nationals top pitching prospect Alex Meyer! Meyer was selected to represent USA in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City on July 9. Meyer was also recently named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.

1st round pick, 23rd overall (2011) Alex Meyer pitching at spring training 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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Hagerstown, MD – The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that starting pitcher Alex Meyer has been selected to represent the United States of America at the 14th Annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game as a part of Major League Baseball’s Taco Bell All-Star Sunday festivities.

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound, right-hander leads the Suns staff with six wins on the season to go along with a 3.33 ERA. In his 14 starts, Meyer ranks fifth in the South Atlantic League (SAL) with 77 strike outs over 70.1 innings pitched. The Greensburg, IN, native also claims the league’s fifth lowest opponent batting average against (.217).

Meyer is the reigning SAL pitcher of the week, having earned the honor by going 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his final two starts of the first half. His accomplishments included a shortened complete game (6.0 IP) shutout victory over the Hickory Crawdads and a career high nine strike out performance against the West Virginia Power in his second outing.

The Futures Game will take place on Sunday, July 8, at 5:00 p.m. and can be seen on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com’s Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.

The Suns will begin their second half schedule at Municipal Stadium tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Lakewood BlueClaws. A Thirsty Thursday, presented by Benny’s Pub, will kicks off a four game home-stand on Civil War Weekend.

Suns individual game tickets, season tickets, mini-plans, and group packages are on sale now. For more information and to reserve your seat at Municipal Stadium, call 301-791-6266, or www.hagerstownsuns.com. The Hagerstown Suns are owned by Hagerstown Baseball, LLC.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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