Austin Meadows

Born: 05/03/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'3
Weight: 200
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#9 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT); Traded to TBR 7/31/2018
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 9th, 2015
Dates Seen: 11/4, 11/7/15
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
MLB Team: http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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Swing Mechanics
Slightly open, hands at ears.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 50 60 Role 60: first-division player; occasional all-star Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 60 Quick trigger, simple, direct path to the baseball; feel for the barrel; balanced swing; shows a willingness to go the other way.
Quick trigger, simple, direct path to the baseball; feel for the barrel; balanced swing; shows a willingness to go the other way.
Raw Power 40 50 Linear swing at present, power is all pull-oriented at present, is still growing into his swing, will add some all-field power; body shows projection, as he adds mass he will add a grade of in-game power.
Linear swing at present, power is all pull-oriented at present, is still growing into his swing, will add some all-field power; body shows projection, as he adds mass he will add a grade of in-game power.
Run 60 50 Currently 4.15 to IB from the left side; body will slow as adds mass, will lose a step.
Currently 4.15 to IB from the left side; body will slow as adds mass, will lose a step.
Field 50 50 Currently has the athleticism to play center field, will move to left field as body slows; average reads and routes.
Currently has the athleticism to play center field, will move to left field as body slows; average reads and routes.
Throw 40 40 Long release, below-average arm strength and carry.
Long release, below-average arm strength and carry.
Overall Summary
Ideal baseball body, broad shouldered, narrow waist, room for projection. Meadows impresses with his feel for the barrel and quick, simple path to the baseball. Even though the swing is linear he squares the baseball up and makes hard, solid contact and will grow into some game power as he grows into his swing and adds strength as he ages. He profiles best as a left fielder in the long run as he will lose some range and doesn't have the arm to play right. Currently Meadows is a plus athlete with plus speed and coordination. The speed will decrease as he ages because his body will grow but the coordination will remain.