“Bubba” has been something of a quandary over his three seasons at Kentucky, alternating between being insanely dominant and a mechanical meltdown. This season, he’s been a little bit more of the former, ranking in the top 10 nationally in strikeouts and pitching to a sub-3.00 ERA.
As effective as Meyer has the potential to be, he’s so darn big (6’9″, 220 pounds) that it’s incredibly hard for him to repeat his mechanics, and as a result, he gets out of alignment way too easy. That’s why for every complete-game shutout with 10 or more strikeouts, you’ll also see a couple of outings where he struggles to get out of the fourth inning without giving up double digit hits and five or six runs.
Meyer will most likely be drafted as a starter, and with a huge body and mid 90s velocity, you can’t really blame anyone for going that route.
If he can do that, he could have a very impressive career as a closer, and without a doubt, he’d be one of the most intimidating ones, combining a fastball that can touch 97 mph with an impressive curveball that looks nearly un-hittable when he commands it well.