Cyclones have rising star in pitcher Casey Meisner
The road to professional baseball is never an easy one. For 19-year-old Casey Meisner, a right-handed pitcher from Houston, his answer to challenges has been hard work and adjustments. After having a superb spring training, Meisner found his way on the 2014 Brooklyn Cyclones roster.
I don’t think a lot of people expected me to be here, he said. But I worked really hard my off-season, pushed through, try to get stronger.
I was strong the whole way and kept trying to pitch at my best every outing and I guess that would be what earned me a spot, just working hard and pitching the way I need to.
Meisner was drafted by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2013 June Amateur Draft. He spent last year playing for the team’s minor league affiliate in the Gulf Coast League (GCL). He pitched just 10 times in the rookie league, but the potential was there. He observed a few flaws in his game, including pitching out of the stretch. With practice, Meisner believes it has become his greatest improvement.