Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
23-Year-Old OF
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.292
HR
5
RBI
13
R
16
SB
4
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While Meadows' on-field performance was troubling, the most concerning aspect of his 2017 campaign was the time missed with a hamstring issue. Recall that he missed time with the same type of injury back in 2014 and 2016, and now he is developing a track record for soft tis... read more
While Meadows' on-field performance was troubling, the most concerning aspect of his 2017 campaign was the time missed with a hamstring issue. Recall that he missed time with the same type of injury back in 2014 and 2016, and now he is developing a track record for soft tissue injuries. His decline in power can be easily traced to ditching a pull-heavy approach. In 2016, he pulled 56.7 percent of his hits at Double-A and 42.1 percent of his hits at Triple-A. But last year he only pulled 34.6 percent of his hits, leading to an abysmal .109 ISO. Now we have an outfielder with 109 games under his belt at Triple-A and there are questions about his power, due to his approach; his speed, due to his recurring hamstring injuries; and it's not like he has been hitting around .300 this whole time. He won't turn 23 until May, so there is still time for everything to work out, but for a prospect so close to the majors, there is an awful lot of risk and a debatable amount of upside.
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'3"    WT: 210 lbs.    DOB: 5/3/1995    College: None    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2013Show Contract
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Austin Meadows Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018. Traded to the Rays in July of 2018.
Optioned to Durham
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 31, 2018
Meadows was sent down to Triple-A Durham after being acquired by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Austin Meadows
0.23 BB/K
POOR
4.9 % BB Rate
POOR
21.2 % K Rate
WEAK
0.795 OPS
GOOD
0.327 OBP
WEAK
0.292 AVG
GREAT
0.345 BABIP
HIGH
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First Baseman
  1. 1. JakeJ. Bauers (L)
  2. 2. C.J.C. Cron (R)
  3. 3. Ji-ManJ. Choi (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  2. 2. BrandonB. Lowe (L)
  3. 3. WillyW. Adames (R)
  4. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Duffy (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. WillyW. Adames (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. Austin Meadows 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Austin Meadows 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The Pirates rewarded Meadows with a midseason promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis following his hot start at Double-A Altoona. A broken orbital bone initially pushed his season debut back a few weeks, but Meadows found his game in late May and went on a 26-game hitting streak (.408/.441/.864). The left-handed hitter's splits against lefties (.260/.333/.494) and righties (.268/.333/.550) are encouraging. He totaled only 212 plate appearances in Altoona prior to his promotion, ascending quickly through a typically conservative Pittsburgh organization. After compiling a .976 OPS with the Curve, the 21-year-old found the going a bit rougher in Indianapolis. Meadows hit only .214/.290/.460 in 126 at-bats, though he gained valuable experience against older competition. A late-season oblique strain dashed any hopes of a September promotion or trip to the Arizona Fall League. While the outfield in Pittsburgh is set, injuries (or an Andrew McCutchen trade?) have a way of changing circumstances. Meadows will likely start 2017 in Triple-A, but he could make his debut mid-summer as the Pirates attempt to keep him from reaching Super Two status.
  3. Austin Meadows 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Meadows was nearly five years younger than the average Double-A player when he hit a walk-off homer for Altoona in the playoffs. A 2013 first-round pick, the outfielder stayed healthy for the first time in three pro seasons and the results were highly encouraging. Meadows slashed .310/.360/.420 with seven homers and 21 steals as a 20-year-old playing primarily at High-A. He’s yet to flash the home run power predicted by many, but he’ll lace them up again for Altoona in 2016. Pittsburgh already starts three studs in the outfield but another year or two like 2015 will give Meadows an edge to make some noise at PNC Park as soon as 2017.
  4. Austin Meadows 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Meadows got off to a late start in 2014. After suffering a hamstring injury early in spring training, the outfielder didn't make his season debut until June 30th. He did little to jeopardize his elite prospect status, though, hitting .322/.388/.486 in 165 plate appearances with Low-A West Virginia. Meadows put up a 1.065 OPS against right-handers but struggled against lefties (.466). While he has plenty of work to do with same-sided pitching, he's still just 20 years of age and posted a .784 OPS vs. southpaws in rookie ball in 2013. Meadows will continue to learn the pro game for the next couple years. At that point, he could push the trio of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.
  5. Austin Meadows 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The Pirates were surprised to find Meadows still available after the top eight picks in the 2013 draft and gladly selected him ninth overall. Pittsburgh only had the opportunity to select the left-handed high schooler because of its failure to ink pitcher Mark Appel a year before. Meadows hit a combined .316/.424/.554 in the Gulf Coast League, displaying decent plate discipline (29:46 BB:K ratio). Just 18 years of age, he'll likely start 2014 with Low-A West Virginia. Meadows immediately becomes one of Pittsburgh's top hitting prospects. Armed with a good eye, he's a candidate to hit for a high average with some power for years to come.
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Optioned to Durham
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 31, 2018
Meadows was sent down to Triple-A Durham after being acquired by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Headlines Archer deal
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 31, 2018
Meadows was traded from the Pirates to the Rays on Tuesday along with Tyler Glasnow and another unnamed player in exchange for Chris Archer, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Back in majors
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 28, 2018
Meadows was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
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Dispatched to Triple-A
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 15, 2018
Meadows was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Headed to Triple-A?
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 14, 2018
The Pirates may send Meadows, who popped out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday, back to Triple-A, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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