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Austin Meadows

#17 | OF
Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays
Austin Meadows
Name: Austin Wade Meadows
Born: May 3, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. USA
High School: Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018178.287.325.4616
Career178.287.325.4616
Drafted in the 1st round (9th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 (signed for $3,029,600)
Meadows entered the season as the No. 1 prep hitter in the country before being passed by his neighbor, Clint Frazier. It's not necessarily because Meadows had a bad spring, though. The physical lefthanded hitter has a 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame, maintaining his athleticism even though he added 10-15 pounds since last summer. Scouts consider it good weight, so it may be a challenge for Meadows to remain in center field down the line. He has modest arm strength but is athletic enough to play all three outfield spots. Scouts have significant confidence in his bat, which projects to be formidable. Meadows has a smooth, easy swing that he repeats and he covers the plate well. His mature approach stands out at the prep level, and he has the leverage to hit for corner-profile power. Some scouts do question his loft power thanks to a flat bat path and a relative lack of looseness, and some others consider him a bit low-energy for their taste. Still, he combines athleticism with one of the safest bats in the draft and should go out in the first 10-12 selections.
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