Seeking to recapture his old form earlier this month, Alex Meyer resorted to the earliest captures he could find on the Internet: YouTube.
“Yeah, I literally just hopped on YouTube,” he said. “I was talking to one of the trainers and they wanted to see some old footage, so I thought, ‘Let’s see what we can find on there.’"
There, the 26-year-old found his highlights from his junior season at the University of Kentucky, in 2011. He grew an inch each year in college and focused specifically on "staying tall" while on the mound, keeping his arm slot high.
On the video, the Angels' 6-foot-9 right-hander looked...