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Dan Meyer

Florida Marlins ‚ÄĒ No. 53
Pitcher
Born: July 3, 1981 (1981-07-03) (age 28)
Woodbury, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Left 
MLB debut
September 14, 2004 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-Loss     2-8
Earned run average     5.09
Strikeouts     88
Teams
Meyer with the Oakland Athletics in 2007.

Daniel Livingston Meyer (born July 3, 1981 in Woodbury, New Jersey) is a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins.

Meyer played high school baseball at Kingsway Regional High School in Swedesboro, New Jersey.[1]

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Minor league career

A touted prospect out of James Madison University, Meyer helped his team to the college playoffs in 2002 after going 9-2 with a 3.15 ERA and posting 90 strikeouts in 97 innings. Meyer was then drafted in the first round (34th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves. Meyer quickly rose through the Braves system as he pitched in Single-A in 2003 and split the 2004 season in Double-A and Triple-A. He went 6-3 with a 2.22 ERA and struck out batters 11.91 times per 9 innings in Double-A earning him a callup to Triple-A. His 2.70 ERA in 11 starts in Triple-A earned him a September callup that 2004 season for the Braves.

Major league career

Meyer pitched 2 games in 2004 as a September call up for the Braves. During the offseason, Meyer was involved in the big trade with the Oakland Athletics for ace Tim Hudson that had also sent pitcher Juan Cruz and outfielder Charles Thomas to the Athletics.

During 2005 spring training, Meyer had a 7.78 ERA in 6 games (4 starts) and was sent to the Sacramento River Cats, the Athletics Triple-A team. He went 2-8 with a 5.36 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) for the River Cats that included 2 stints on the disabled list. His strikeout numbers declined from the days of being a prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization. It was the first time in his pro career that he had an ERA over 2.87 and gave up career highs in earned runs (53), home runs (15), and walks (43). He led the River Cats pitching staff in losses with 8.

The following year, Meyer began the season for the River Cats again. In 10 starts, he went 3-3 with a 5.07 ERA before having season ending surgery in which bone chips were removed from his shoulder; his strikeout numbers declined even more.

In 2007, Meyer once again began the year for the River Cats. For the first time in his career in the Athletics organization, his strikeout numbers began to look a little more like the numbers he put up for the Braves organization. With a 4.07 ERA in 15 starts through July 15, Meyer was finally called up to the big league club on August 13, 2007. He had gone 6-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 19 starts for the River Cats at the time of his call up and had the third lowest ERA in the Pacific Coast League.

Following the 2008 season, Meyer was claimed off wiavers by the Florida Marlins.[2]

References

  1. ^ Dan Meyer player profile, The Baseball Cube. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  2. ^ Marlins claim LHP Dan Meyer off waivers

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