Minor League Q&A: Casey Meisner

With the No. 84 pick in the 2013 draft the Mets selected 6 foot 7 inch right hander Casey Meisner out of Cypress Woods High School in Texas. Last year, in the Gulf Coast League, Meisner posted a 1-3 record with a 3.06 ERA in 35 1/3 innings.

Now 19 years old, the Mets were aggressive and decided to place Meisner in the more advanced New York-Penn League. He has a 6.75 ERA and a 1.800 WHIP over seven starts.

Here is a scouting report on Meisner as provided by MLB.com from draft time last year:

Meisner is a rare Texas pitcher who remains projectable. Meisner has touched 94 mph with his fastball, but typically throws it around 90 mph. As he physically matures and learns to be more consistent in his delivery, scouts expect his fastball to eventually sit around 94 mph instead of just touching it. He also throws a curveball and changeup, both of which have a chance to be Major League-average offerings. Meisner has clean arm action, but struggles to repeat his delivery, which affects his command and velocity.