Future Twins shine in Arizona Fall League all-star game

  • Article by: STAFF and WIRE REPORTS
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 12:16 AM
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FILE - In this July 8, 2012, file photo, United States pitcher Alex Meyer delivers during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game against the World in Kansas City, Mo.

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All three Twins prospects in the annual “Fall-Star Game” made a contribution toward the West’s 9-2 victory Saturday in Surprise (Ariz.) Stadium, with righthander Alex Meyer collecting the victory by pitching three scoreless innings.

Using all four of his pitches and a fastball that was clocked in the mid-90s, Meyer gave up three hits and walked one as the West’s starter. But Meyer, who posted a 2.99 ERA with Class AA New Britain last summer, struck out three and didn’t allow a run to a team of some of the game’s top minor league players at the Arizona Fall League.

Center fielder Byron Buxton, the Twins’ top prospect, singled, walked, reached on an error on a sharply hit grounder, stole a base and scored a run in five plate appearances. Second baseman Eddie Rosario entered the game in the fifth inning and went 1-for-2, beating out an infield hit and scoring a run.

Texas first baseman Brett Nicholas and Seattle outfielder Stefen Romero each homered twice before a Fall League-record crowd of 6,529, which included Twins General Manager Terry Ryan and about 150 scouts from around baseball.

PHIL MILLER

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