39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brian Meadows in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Brian Meadows Contract Information:
Released by the Reds in March 2007.
The Reds released Meadows on Friday, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Brian Meadows.
Meadows, 30, mixes in a mediocre fastball with an outstanding curve ball that he usually throws for strikes. He pitched well as a middle-inning reliever in 2005, finishing with a 3-1 record and a 4.50 ERA. However, one early season appearance (six runs in one-third of an inning) skewed his pitching numbers for the entire season. Regardless, the right-hander has more value as an innings-eater than as a viable fantasy performer.
Meadows, a converted starter, had a solid 2004 season, appearing in 68 games exclusively as a reliever, compiling a 2-4 record with an ERA of 3.58, while striking out 46 batters and walking 19 in 78.0 innings of work. From a fantasy standpoint, he does just enough to be a marginal reserve pitcher in deep NL-only leagues.
Meadows bounced between Nashville and the majors most of the year and was shifted from starter to reliever by the Pirates. His versatility makes him a name to remember when injuries hit, but he's only worth drafting or bidding on if you are in a very deep NL-only league.
After 11 starts and a 3.88 ERA at the end of 2002, Meadows will probably open 2003 at the back of the Piratesí rotation. With no track record of success and a poor strikeout rate, itís hard to see him as any more than a stopgap -- someone unlikely to last to the All-Star break. Draft at your own risk.