In the AAA phase of the Rule 5 draft, the Cardinals select LHP Matt Meyer from the Cleveland organization.
He bounced across 3 levels in 2009, getting as high as AAA.
He has a career 9.7 K/9 rate and 4.9 BB/9 rate in the minors.
Here’s a scouting report on him from Indians Prospect Insider.
Meyer throws from a sidearm three-quarters arm slot with a fastball that has good tailing action and consistently sits at 91-92 MPH topping out as high as 93 MPH. He complements it with a deceptive slider that he has tightened up to where it is more of a power slider sitting in the 81-84 MPH range. His slider is the pitch he has the most confidence in and will throw in any count, and when he needs to reach back for a big pitch or throw a quality strike, the slider more times than not is what he relies on. In his short minor league career he has shown the ability to pile up strikeouts (career 10.2 K/9), but he also piles up the walks (career 4.9 BB/9). He has had some trouble with right-handers, but is very tough on lefties and it is why many of the Indians top decision-makers project him as a lefty specialist down the road.
After the jump is a video of Matt: