Born: May 3, 1995
Drafted: 1st Round, 9th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Grayson HS, Loganville, GA
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
The Pirates selected Meadows with the ninth pick, which they had as a result of their inability to sign Mark Appel in 2012. He’s an athletic center fielder who has a chance to stay at the position. He runs well now, but given his size may lose some speed later. His arm is around average, but probably good enough for him to play right. His bat is highly regarded and considered a relatively save bet. There are some questions whether his swing will create the kind of loft necessary for corner outfield power, but he has above-average power potential. Baseball America rated him the fifth best player in the draft, the second closest to the majors among prep players. BA also rated his strike zone judgment the best among prep players...