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Double A New Britain then was rated the No. 4 prospect in the postseason Arizona Fall League, which is for the best minor leaguers in baseball after compiling a 3.12 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 26 innings.
This always will be home.
and coaches who have become peers and friends. Meyer has taught in elementary, middle and high school. Kindergarten was almost comical.
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Perhaps Meyer's favorite week was spent in physical education at St. Mary's, the local parochial school. His least favorite: middle school.
"Being able to be a substitute teacher puts me in a real life atmosphere and lets me know if this is something I really want to do or not," he said. "So far, it is."
"I like Greensburg. I like it a lot," Meyer said. "I have a big family that's all from here."
His father, David, owns a Ford dealership near the I 74 exit. His mother, Sandy, is a secretary in the school superintendent's office. It was Meyer's mother who suggested subbing after he conceded he was bored and had nothing to do.
Greensburg High School uses block scheduling, with longer class periods every other day. Here is a day in the life of a ballplayer turned sub:
Alex Meyer gets a lot more out of it than the $63 a day paid by Greensburg schools.
GREENSBURG The millionaire walks down a corridor to a classroom, not across a baseball field from the bullpen. This pitcher's Puma Suede On Feet task is to control high school students, not his 95 mph fastball. He is substituting not for a tiring starter, but for the regular teacher.
Alex Meyer, substitute teacher and former student at Greensburg High School, collects study guides during science class at Greensburg High School. Meyer is also a top pitching prospect for the Minnesota Twins.(Photo: Matt Kryger / The Star)
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Teachers at Greensburg High School gush about Meyer. He is a familiar figure in this town (pop. 11,492), which is located 55 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
"He's sitting in those chairs with his knees all bunched up in his chest," said football coach Scott Moore, who was Meyer's baseball coach. "You sub in elementary, you're going to earn your money. There's a lot going on."
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On this December morning, Meyer is looking at a class roster instead of a lineup card. Bitterly cold weather delayed school by two hours, so he is arriving at Scott Mangels' science room at about 9:45.
the 6 9 Meyer, 23, a former Indiana Mr. Baseball who was selected 23rd by the Washington Nationals in the first round of the 2011 draft. He played three college seasons at Kentucky before signing a reported $2 million contract.
Posters of cells and dinosaurs share wall space with those of Indiana University basketball and Duck Dynasty. A cabinet at the back of the room contains skulls, plastic anatomy models and specimens of butterflies, shells and animal fur.
Millionaire pitcher Alex Meyer subs for
Mangels, before leaving to judge a science fair, has asked Meyer to sign a scorecard found on eBay from Meyer's first game as a pro. Schoolchildren have often asked for autographs, but this request is unusual because of the item.
Students enter the classroom quietly, many wearing sweatshirts, hoodies and boots. They recite the pledge of allegiance and observe a moment of silence.
A year ago, he was traded to the Minnesota Twins and ranked their fourth best prospect by Baseball America before throwing a pitch in the organization. He had a 3.21 earned run average in 70 innings for Puma X Ueg
Meyer liked it "from the very get go," he said.
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