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Jacob Meador

High School: Centennial HS, Burleson, Texas
College: Texas Christian
State: Texas
Commitment: Texas Christian

Ht.: 5'11"
Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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2020 BA 200 Draft Rankings

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Scouting Report

A 5-foot-11, 170-pound righthander, Meador doesn’t have the typical profile of a top-200 draft prospect. His fastball sits in the upper 80s and can reach 92 mph on a good day. Given his size and handedness, most teams typically wouldn’t be interested in this range. However, Meador’s fastball routinely plays up, especially against the best hitting competition in the 2019 class, and he generates a shocking amount of whiffs with the pitch up in the zone despite below-average velocity. Meador throws from a slightly high, three-quarter arm slot and gets across his body with a fast arm. He has a good feel for landing all of his pitches in the strike zone. On Baseball America’s preseason ballot sent to major league scouting directors, Meador was voted No. 2 in command among all 2019 pitchers and third in fastball movement. In addition to his high-spin fastball, Meador also has an above-average, mid- to upper-70s curveball with shape that ranges from 11-to-5 to a true top-to-bottom, 12-6 offering. Meador lands the pitch in the zone when he wants and can also use it to expand the zone low, trying to get hitters to swing over the top. Meador has also thrown a low-80s changeup, which he delivers with good arm speed. Meador is committed to Texas Christian.

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