The Twins have dealt 28-year old lefty swinging CF Denard Span to the Washington Nationals for 22-year old righty starting pitcher Alex Meyer. Span played in 128 games for the Twins last year and he was 146 of 516 (.283 avg, .738 OPS) with 71 runs scored, 4 homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He played in 589 games in his five years with the Twins and he was 669 of 2,354 (.284 avg, .746 OPS) with 360 runs scored, 23 homers, 230 RBIs and 90 stolen bases. Ben Revere will replace Span in CF, and he has pretty much the same skill set. Alex Meyer came into the 2012 season as the Nationals’ #6 prospect according to Baseball America. Meyer pitched in 25 games (all starts) in A-ball for the Nationals last year and he was 10-6 with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Meyer only gave up 97 hits and 45 walks in 129 innings while whiffing 139 batters last year as he looked pretty darn good in his first year as a professional pitcher. There was no way the Twins could pass up this deal as Meyer has a HUGE upside.