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Potential '18 callup Meadows takes healthy cuts

For Austin Meadows, it's always been a question of health. There's little doubt the Pirates' top outfield prospect will produce when he's well enough to play, but can he stay on the field consistently enough to reach his potential? He showed what he's capable of in the Pirates' Grapefruit League opener, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a walk in a 6-3 loss to the Rays...
Via Pirates.com
28 days ago

Sunday Notes: Meadows, Sox Surprise, Mackanin Gems, Twins, D-Backs, more

Austin Meadows is Pittsburgh’s top prospect, and one of the most-promising young hitters in the game. The 21-year-old outfielder has a sweet left-handed stroke, and — according to our own Eric Longenhagen — “projects to hit for in-game power without sacrificing much contact.” He won’t be doing so with a Josh Donaldson approach. “A downward angle on the ball to generate backspin has...
Via Fangraphs
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Prospect Austin Meadows, Then and Now

The Pirates are currently only four games out of the last Wild Card spot, and their star center fielder is currently under contract for two more years after this one. Regardless, that hasn’t stopped people from wondering if Pittsburgh should trade Andrew McCutchen, even if the lack of an obvious trade partner makes a deal unlikely. Usually part of the argument is that the team has...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WV Power Report: Austin Meadows Hitting His Stride

Big things were expected for OF Austin Meadows this season. Meadows was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 9th overall selection in the 1st round of the 2013 MLB draft. Meadows got his career off to a good start by smashing 7 HRs with a .977 OPS in 48 games of Rookie League Ball to close out 2013. He was considered a consensus Top 100 prospect in 2014 preseason rankings...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Reap OF Windfall In Pirate Trade

Bell, Ramirez, MeadowsOne of teams reportedly interested in trading for Jon Lester is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Buccos are currently just two games behind division-leading Milwaukee and could use a veteran stud in its generally mediocre rotation. With the inconsistent Gerrit Cole still recovering from injury, the BrewCrew currently features the following starters: Charlie Morton...
Via FenwayNation
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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