Spring Training Coverage

All-Star Version of Evan Meek Starting to Emerge

All-Star Version of Evan Meek Starting to Emerge

BRADENTON, Fla. -- When Clint Hurdle became Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, he had only seen from a far, heard, and watched Evan Meek's solid 2010 season. The Evan Meek that Hurdle saw in person during the 2011 season was nothing like the All-Star prior.

The reliever he once was during 2010 hit 95-97 with his fastball regularly on the gun, while posting a 2.14 ERA over a career-high 70 appearances (80.0 innings). During the 2011 season, Meek battled right shoulder tendonitis for most of the year, appearing in just 24 games with Pittsburgh.

"Hurdle was with Texas [as the team's hitting coach] in 2010," Meek said. "He knows that year, but he’s never seen it for himself. It was really disappointing for me to come into last year with high expectations of myself, to go out there last y...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Spring Training Coverage

More in Spring Training Coverage

Pirate City Notes: A Pair of 2016 Draft Picks Looking Healthy; Josh Bell Gets Extra At-Bats

Wilbur MillerMarch 25, 2017

Pirate City Notes: The Pros and Cons of MLB Players Going to Minor League Camp

Tim WilliamsMarch 25, 2017

Pirates Notebook: The Battle For the Fifth Starter Spot is Going Down to the Wire

Alan SaundersMarch 24, 2017

Can Gift Ngoepe Figure Out His Offense to Get His Defense to the Majors?

Alan SaundersMarch 24, 2017

The Prep Pitchers That Will Make Bristol a Team to Watch This Year

Tim WilliamsMarch 23, 2017

Neal Huntington Notes: Jung Ho Kang Unlikely to Be Ready to Start the Season

Alan SaundersMarch 23, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects