This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
Last week I laid an egg.
Nobody read my article.
I wrote about the American League teams I felt could win the World Series. Not a popular piece.
I thought I'd be writing about National League teams this week. Nope. I learned my lesson.
I am returning to doing prospect profiles and evaluations. That is an area of concern to my readers. I respect that. I will answer the call.
All profiles below are updated from any I have written in the past regarding the player. Stats are as of Saturday morning, October 2.
Max Meyer, RHP, Miami Marlins
Selected in the first round of the 2020 draft out of University of Minnesota.
The Marlins signed Meyer for a whopping $6.7M. You know what that means, right? Follow the money. Meyer could fall flat in his development and still get to pitch for Miami or be part of a huge trade. His place in Marlins history is likely guaranteed by that signing contract. The Marlins don't just throw money around.
We won't have to worry about Meyer.
Meyer was a closer in college, which could be his role with the Marlins. But, and this is important, he was used as a starter this season at both Double-A and Triple-A.
Meyer threw 106 innings in 23 starts. He finished with a record of 6-3, with all of his record coming at Double-A Pensacola.
Meyer struck out an average of 10.4 hitters per nine, but he walked 3.5