Former Rox Player of the Week (Sept. 21-27)
Every week during the offseason, we will pick a former St. Cloud Rox player who is excelling in the minor or major leagues as the Player of the Week.
This week, it’s Ben Meyer, a right-handed pitcher who played in St. Cloud during the 2012 season. Meyer, who is 25 years old, is currently playing in Major League Baseball for the Miami Marlins.
During the past week, Meyer made one appearance on the mound for the Marlins, throwing one shutout inning in relief. He gave up just one hit during that outing to earn a no-decision. So far this season, Meyer has made 13 relief appearances for Miami, pitching a total of 19 innings while recording nine strikeouts.
Meyer, who was drafted by the Marlins in the 29th round of the 2015 MLB Draft, appeared in eight games during the summer of 2012 for the Rox. The 2012 Opening Day starter finished with a 2-2 record, striking out 15 in 25 innings of work for St. Cloud.
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The Rox will open their eighth season of Northwoods League baseball in 2019. For more information regarding this release, season tickets and partial season ticket packages for the 2019 season, please contact the Rox front office at 320-240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com.
The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.