Brian Meadows
42-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brian Meadows in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Reds in March 2007.
PCincinnati Reds  
March 16, 2007
The Reds released Meadows on Friday, the Associated Press reports.
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Meadows could have stayed with the team in the minors, but he's only interested in pitching at the major league level in this stage of his career.
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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 Pirates’ rotation. With no track record of success and a poor strikeout rate, it’s hard to see him as any more than a stopgap -- someone unlikely to last to the All-Star break. Draft at your own risk.
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PCincinnati Reds  
February 1, 2007
Meadows agreed to a minor league contract with the Reds on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
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PFree Agent  
November 3, 2006
The Devil Rays declined their option on Meadows' contract for the 2007 season.
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PFree Agent  
October 4, 2006
Meadows likely will not be back with the Devil Rays in 2007, the team web site reports.
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PTampa Bay Rays  
September 21, 2006
Meadows' wife is due with the family's first child any day now, and Meadows has permission to leave the Devil Rays once his wife has to go to the hospital, the Tampa Tribune reports.
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PTampa Bay Rays  
August 22, 2006
Meadows pitched in a set-up role for Tampa Bay on Monday, with Seth McClung coming on in the ninth to earn the save.
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