American outfielder with the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, Jacob Berkshire Meyers was born on June 18, 1996. Meyers participated in collegiate baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
He was chosen by the Astros in the thirteenth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. In August 2021, he debuted in the MLB.
The Houston Astros picked Meyers in the thirteenth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.
He was given the Tri-City ValleyCats as his team after joining the organization.
Meyers began the 2018 campaign with the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits before getting promoted to the Buies Creek Astros of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.
Meyers had a total of 49 game appearances and 163 plate appearances during the 2021 regular season.
He had a batting line of.260/.323/.438 with six home runs, 28 RBI, 10 bases on balls, and 50 strikeouts. He played center field, left field, and right field in 39 games.
Despite having one outfield assist and one error, his effort was awarded a total of +4 defensive runs saved (DRS).
Meyers suffered a left shoulder injury during Game 4 of the American League Division Series (ALDS) against the Chicago White Sox while attempting to catch a home run ball hit by Gavin Sheets.
He was unable to participate in the remainder of the Astros’ World Series journey. He had surgery on November 10 to fix the torn labrum in his left shoulder, which would have delayed the start of the 2022 season.
Why Is Jake Meyers Not Playing?
Jake Meyers, the center fielder for the Astros, will need shoulder surgery. As a result of the surgery performed on Meyers on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, it is anticipated that he will be unable to participate in Opening Day 2022. This information was provided by Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.