Evan Meek was designated for assignment this morning to make room for the recall of Sean Burnett. Burnett has been excellent for Indy out of the pen posting a 0.98 ERA in 12 appearances over 17 1/3 innings.
Well, it is a day early to make me look like a mastermind. I did call for a move last week to send Meek back. In the return of the Pittsburgh Pirates Round Table (should be up in the next day or so), I actually called this move a couple days ago. This move makes perfect sense. Meek, while touted for a 97 MPH fastball, discovered if he throws it 89-92 he can control it better. Only problem is, he is still wild but with a league average fastball. In his most recent outing, he never topped 92 on the radar gun while being wildly erratic to the point of being unexplainably effective. Over the last 2 outings he threw twice as many balls as strike but escaped due to the double play and anxious hitters chasing balls out of the zone.