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17 Austin Meadows LF

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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1324.20513192

Player Updates

February 26, 2021 08:40 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Slimmer, quicker than last season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows reported to spring training having lost 10-15 pounds in his offseason training program and has caught the eye of manager Kevin Cash, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "I got after it pretty hard this offseason," Meadows said. "Just to kind of go back to that form, back to that feeling that I'm light on my feet and I'm quick. Go out there and show them that I can be quick on my routes, be quick on the bases, and it feels good to kind of get back to that form."

The list of misfortunes and maladies was long for Meadows in 2020 -- he battled COVID-19, a strained oblique and a significant lack of timing with his bat, leading to a forgettable .205/.296/.371 line across 152 plate appearances. The sub-standard numbers were in stark contrast to a 2019 campaign during which he'd slugged a career-best 33 home runs. The 25-year-old emphasizes that feeling athletic and light on his feet in the batter's box is instrumental to his success, and Cash notes he's already seen evidence of such in early batting practice sessions in the form of Meadows being able to reach certain pitches with greater ease than when he was slower and heavier last season.

October 25, 2020 03:24 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Won't start versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows is out of the lineup Sunday in Game 5 of the Rays' World Series matchup with the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He'll take a seat for the second straight day with the Dodgers bringing another southpaw (Clayton Kershaw) to the hill. Hunter Renfroe will check into the lineup in place of Meadows, who is slashing .130/.167/.261 in the postseason.

October 24, 2020 03:28 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: On bench for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows will sit for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows sat against southpaw Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 and will head to the bench again with another lefty (Julio Urias) on the mound for this one. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter Saturday, with Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe handling the outfielder corners.

October 20, 2020 04:52 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows will hit the bench in Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Meadows hits the bench with the left-handed Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers. After struggling to a .205/.296/.371 slash line in 36 games during the regular season, he's hit an awful .114/.162/.286 in 10 playoff contests. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter Tuesday, with Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe handling the outfield corners.

October 16, 2020 02:48 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Takes seat in Game 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Meadows will head to the bench for the first time since the series opener with left-hander Framber Valdez pitching for Houston. Randy Arozarena will serve as the designated hitter while Brandon Lowe receives the start in left field Friday.

October 11, 2020 04:00 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Not starting ALCS opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Sunday.

Meadows won't start in the first game of the ALCS with left-hander Framber Valdez starting for Houston. Meadows is 2-for-13 with two solo homers and six strikeouts in his four playoff appearances this year.

October 9, 2020 08:16 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows will sit for the fourth game of the ALDS against the Yankees on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows sits for the second time so far in the series. He's gone just 1-for-9 at the plate with five strikeouts. Yandy Diaz will lead off as the designated hitter with lefty Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Yankees.

October 7, 2020 10:00 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Swats solo shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Meadows hit a solo homer off Jonathan Loaisiga in the sixth inning. The left-handed hitter had been bothered by a strained oblique since mid-September, yet made his presence known while leading off in the DH spot. Coming off a career year in 2019, Meadows struggled in the 2020 regular season, slashing .205/.296/.371.

October 6, 2020 03:36 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Starting Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) will lead off as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows hasn't started a game since mid-September due to a strained oblique. He wasn't on the Rays' wild-card roster and didn't start Game 1 of the ALDS, though he did appear as a pinch hitter, striking out in his lone appearance.

October 5, 2020 04:08 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows has been out since mid-September with a strained oblique. He was deemed healthy enough to make the roster for the Division Series after undergoing a cortisone shot, though he's evidently not healthy enough to start just yet. Randy Arozarena gets the nod in left field, with Yandy Diaz serving as the designated hitter.

October 5, 2020 04:56 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Returns to roster for ALDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the AL Division Series against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows missed the end of the regular season as well as the AL Wild Card Round with a strained left oblique. He's evidently expected to play a role at some point this series, though whether or not he's ready to start right away remains to be seen. If the Rays are getting the 2019 version of Meadows -- who hit .291/.364/.558 -- back, I t would be a huge boost to their lineup. The 2020 version hasn't offered much, as he hit just .205/.296/.371, though he can likely blame his preseason battle with COVID-19 for some of his struggles.

October 4, 2020 08:40 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Participates in workouts Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) participated in workouts with the team Sunday ahead of the AL Division Series against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Meadows participated in baserunning drills earlier Sunday before taking live at-bats later in the workout session. General manager Erik Neander said Thursday that Meadows could return for the series, although his availability should depend on how his oblique responds to Sunday's workout.

October 2, 2020 01:36 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: May take live at-bats Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) could take some at-bats against live pitching Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old wasn't close to being ready for the AL Wild Card Series against the Blue Jays, but manager Kevin Cash said Friday that he's progressing well. Meadows has been sidelined since Sept. 17 with the left oblique strain, but he may be able to return for the AL Division Series next week with a successful showing versus live pitching Saturday.

October 3, 2020 12:56 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Could return for ALDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) could rejoin the Rays for the ALDS against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Meadows wasn't close to being ready for a return. However, general manager Erik Neander said Thursday that Meadows is a possibility for the ALDS, which runs from Monday to Friday. It's encouraging that the 25-year-old is being considered for a return earlier than anticipated, but he was in a bit of a slump prior to his injury as he slashed .128/.227/.256 with four RBI and 20 strikeouts over his last 11 games. If he returns, he'd be an option as the designated hitter along with Yoshi Tsutsugo.

September 28, 2020 02:40 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Still not close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (oblique) isn't close to being ready for a return according to manager Kevin Cash, the Associated Press reports.

Meadows went on the injured list Sept. 18, and the oblique strain that landed him in there is apparently progressing slowly. The outfielder doesn't appear likely to be available for a return until deep into the postseason, leaving the chances of him suiting up again for the Rays in 2020 somewhat remote at the moment.

September 18, 2020 05:00 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old exited Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader with oblique soreness, and he'll head to the shelf after being diagnosed with the strain. According to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network, Meadows is dealing with a Grade 2 strain and seems unlikely to be healthy when eligible to be activated Sept. 29.

September 17, 2020 06:00 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Leaves with oblique soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was removed from Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles with left oblique soreness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 25-year-old earned a walk in his lone plate appearance before being lifted during the third inning. Meadows is unlikely to be available for the nightcap and should be considered day-to-day.

September 14, 2020 03:24 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.

The Rays will turn to right-handed outfielders Randy Arozarena, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe from left to right with lefty Martin Perez starting for Boston. Meadows had been mired in a rough slump at the plate, but he has a hit in three straight games, with all three hits going for extra bases (two doubles, one home run).

September 14, 2020 02:44 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Slugs fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

He led off the bottom of the first inning with his fourth homer of the year but struck out three times the rest of the way. That's an accurate snapshot of Meadows' season -- he's slashing just .208/.302/.392 through 32 games, and his 33.1 percent strikeout rate is a major step backwards from his 22.2 percent mark in 2019.

September 11, 2020 04:40 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Reaches thrice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows went 1-for-3 with an RBI ground-rule double and two walks in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

Meadows' productive night was a particularly welcome sight for a player that had come into the game mired in a 2-for-27 slump. The brief reprieve from the abysmal stretch was partly blemished by the fact Meadows whiffed on the two occasions in which he did make an out, pushing his September strikeout total to 15 over 35 plate appearances.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/23vs LADL 2-64010000
10/15@ HOUL 3-44000010
10/14@ HOUL 3-44120000
10/13@ HOUW 5-25000000
10/12vs HOUW 4-24000000
10/09vs NYYW 2-14111100
10/07@ NYYW 8-44000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TB361321927413175021.204.296.3710.667
2019TB13853083154338954131127.291.364.5580.922
2018TB591781951617104051.286.325.4610.785
Total2338401212324311981221199.276.345.5080.853
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TB36814920100
2019TB13829729600763
2018TB59928220121
Total233461042740984
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Gcl Pirates431602947115520244232.294.399.519
2013ASX-Jamestown Jammers5178900225400.529.636.882
2014R-Gcl Pirates241421012--001.0001.0002.000
2014R-Bristol Pirates5142100003300.071.235.071
2014AFX-West Virginia Power381461847131315143023.322.388.486
2015AA-Altoona Curve6255923012510.360.429.680
2015AFA-Bradenton Marauders121508721562247544179207.307.357.407
2016AA-Altoona451673352168623163293.311.365.611
2016AAA-Indianapolis37126162773624153482.214.297.460
2016ASX-West Virginia5150320002100.200.294.333
2017R-GCL Pirates4133721171200.538.5711.077
2017AAA-Indianapolis Indians7228448711904362450113.250.311.359
2017ASX-West Virginia Black5212510033300.238.333.286
2018AAA-Durham Bulls27961933110102281311.344.396.771
2018AAA-Indianapolis Indians421652746130221924111.279.318.394
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
05/03/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
1