Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows

LF,CF,RF - TB - DL10
Age: 23Bats: LThrows: L

Next Game

KC @ TB
B. Keller #80
Mon, 4/22 7:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #87
Projection (?) 0 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
82%
 
ESPN
87%

Eligibility

Yahoo LF,CF,RF
ESPN RF
CBS DH,RF

Because he stalled in Triple-A and was blocked by a crowded Pirates outfield, Meadows' arrival came later than anticipated. Finally given a featured role in Tampa Bay, he has promptly reminded everyone of his past elite prospect pedigree. Three weeks into the season, he has already popped six long balls and three steals, often from the leadoff role. Unfortunately, a right thumb sprain will interrupt the 24-year-old's breakout campaign.

The Pirates had him buried on their depth chart for what seemed like forever thanks to the presence of Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte. Now that he has been freed to Tampa Bay (with Tyler Glasnow) in the Chris Archer trade, we will finally get to see the kid shine. Meadows was once considered a future all-star, and while he likely won't venture into that territory any time soon, if at all, we are looking at someone who, even as a rookie, should hold a mediocre batting average while contributing in all four of the other roto categories.