Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Top Twins pitching prospect substitute teaches for $63 per day in offseason

Top Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer may have signed a contract reportedly worth $2 million in 2011, but he hasn't let that go to his head, as the 6-foot-9 Meyer has spent the past three offseasons serving as a substitute teacher for his small town of Greensburg, Indiana.

How does Meyer's teaching salary compare to his professional baseball pay? How about a modest chunk of change worth $63 per day.

Okay, so here is a little background on Meyer. After winning Indiana Mr. Baseball honors as a senior in high school, Meyer played three seasons at the University of Kentucky before being selected 23rd overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Last year, he was traded to the Minnesota Twins and immediately ranked as the organization's fourth-best overall prospect by Baseball America. Long story short, Meyer looks primed to make a lot of money playing baseball for a living.

Nevertheless, fellow teachers and students have grown to love the humble Meyer. As you might imagine, his celebrity status and down-to-earth personality make him an extremely easy fellow to adore.

You can read more about Meyer's experiences off the field and in the classroom by checking out this story from the USA Today. It truly is an interesting read.

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