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17 Austin Meadows RF

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%60%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
170.235320
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019TB13853083154338954131127.364.558.291

Player Updates

August 9, 2020 12:16 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Two RBI in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

The 25-year-old was on the bench for the matinee and fouled out as a pinch hitter, but he returned to the leadoff spot for the nightcap and powered the Rays' offense. Meadows returned from the injured list this week and is 4-for-17 with two runs, three RBI and five strikeouts in five games.

August 9, 2020 04:40 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows isn't in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Meadows had started each of the Rays' three games since he returned from the injured list. With the 25-year-old out for the first game of Saturday's twin bill, Yoshi Tsutsugo will shift to left field and bat fourth.

August 4, 2020 11:28 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Two hits in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows went 2-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and one run scored Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Meadows made his season debut and used his first at-bat to knock some rust off, striking out on seven pitches. However, he took off from there, collecting a single in his second at-bat before driving an RBI-triple off the right field wall in the fifth inning. Meadows immediately claimed the leadoff spot in the Rays' order and should be a dynamic contributor for the remainder of the campaign.

August 5, 2020 05:20 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Leading off in return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows will lead off and play left field in his season debut, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

A positive COVID-19 test delayed Meadows' start to the season, but he should be ready to handle a heavy workload going forward. Meadows hit anywhere in the first four spots for the Rays last season, batting leadoff 53 times and batting third 41 times.

August 5, 2020 04:40 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Meadows missed most of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he's ready to play now after getting into game shape at the Rays' alternate training site. He'll be looking to build upon a breakout 2019 campaign which saw him hit .291/.364/.558 with 33 homers in 138 games. Trevor Richards was optioned in a corresponding move.

August 1, 2020 06:32 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Expected back during homestand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) is expected to be activated at some point during the Rays' upcoming homestand, which runs from Tuesday through the following Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Meadows missed almost the entirety of summer camp due to COVID-19. Previous reports suggested that Meadows could be back Tuesday at the start of the homestand, but that sounds as if it were merely the earliest point in a wider window during which he's expected to return.

August 1, 2020 04:24 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Another encouraging day Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) did another round of baseball and cardiovascular activities Friday at the Rays' alternate training site in Port Charlotte, the Associated Press reports.

The recovering outfielder, who remains on the COVID-19 injury list, was able to take hacks against a batting machine, take live batting practice and run sprints. Meadows has been busy all week getting both his timing and conditioning back on track and could make his season debut Tuesday if all continues well.

July 29, 2020 05:20 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Could return next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) likely won't join the Rays until Aug. 4 against the Red Sox, at the earliest, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays get home from a five-game road trip next week, and manager Kevin Cash said that a realistic timetable for Meadows would be sometime during the next homestand, which begins Aug. 4. In the meantime, Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot have been getting regular work in the outfield corners.

July 29, 2020 06:32 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Puts in work Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) continued his rehabilitation work at the Port Charlotte training site Tuesday, participating in numerous baseball activities, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The outfielder continues to push his activity level up with each successive day, and Tuesday saw him put in his most strenuous workload yet. Meadows took batting practice, played catch from 120 feet, completed defensive drills and capped off his afternoon with four at-bats in a simulated game while manning both corner outfield spots. Meadows remains without a timetable for his 2020 debut, but Tuesday's developments seem to imply he could be ready for activation in the coming days.

July 28, 2020 01:40 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Continues making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) continued rehabbing at the Rays' alternate training site in Port Charlotte on Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The recovering outfielder continues to work on conditioning, which he acknowledges he's still lagging behind on after his significantly delayed arrival in summer camp. Manager Kevin Cash reiterated Monday that the Rays will err on the side of caution with Meadows, not reinstating him until the player himself confirms he's 100 percent ready to return.

July 26, 2020 03:44 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Slowly ramping up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) will play a couple innings Sunday in a simulated game at the Rays' alternate training site and could advance some more Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

He will play a couple innings in the field and is also expected to stand in for a couple at-bats. If he continues to progress, he should advance to playing a full game at the alternate training site before eventually rejoining the big-league club.

July 25, 2020 12:20 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Working out in alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (illness) is working out at the Rays' alternate training site, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Meadows was absent for most of camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he cleared MLB protocol and is able to work out with the team at the alternate training site. He should require some time to build up to full strength, but he appears to be on the right track toward returning to the field.

July 17, 2020 12:56 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Status for Opening Day in doubt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Kevin Cash said Friday there's uncertainty if Meadows (illness) will be available for Opening Day, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the injured list Thursday, potentially making him unavailable for the start of the season. Meadows has no official timeline for his return, but with only one week until Opening Day he would need a quick turnaround after shifting to the IL. He was present for the start of summer training but last participated in workouts about two weeks ago. Manuel Margot, Yoshi Tsutsugo and Brandon Lowe could work in left field if Meadows remains on the shelf.

July 16, 2020 09:20 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Heading to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was placed on the injured list Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Meadows consented for Tampa Bay to disclose information about his positive test, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The 25-year-old was absent during both of the Rays' summer camp sessions Saturday and Sunday after attending the first one Friday. Meadows will begin working through the COVID-19 protocol with hopes of being cleared to return to his everyday left field role early in the season. Yoshi Tsutsugo and Manuel Margot are likely to see an increase in playing time during his absence. Aaron Loup was added to the 40-man roster in a corresponding move.

July 5, 2020 07:40 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Not seen in weekend camp sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was not present for either Saturday's or Sunday's summer camp sessions after attending the first one Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The reason for Meadows' apparent absences hasn't been disclosed. Topkin notes it's possible the outfielder was also working out of sight, although he added the Rays had the same 29 players visibly on the field for both weekend workouts. If healthy, Meadows will again serve in an everyday outfield role while presumably hitting at the front end of the order following a 2019 season during which he slugged an impressive 69 extra-base hits (29 doubles, seven triples, 33 home runs) and swiped 12 bases.

May 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Present for first Trop workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was one of more than a dozen players present for informal workouts at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "It was good to see new faces," Meadows said. "It's been a while since we've got to see each other and hang out and be on a routine. So today was good to have that little change of scenery."

The star outfielder jumped right back into action in what was the first opportunity for Rays players to work out together in more than two months. Players were allowed to play catch, run, use free weights in a makeshift gym and also complete plyometric jumps and other exercises during Monday's session, which was conducted in groups of two. While Meadows and his teammates did not have access to amenities such as batting cages, bullpen mounds or the full weight room, Topkin notes those areas may be accessible as early as next week.

March 23, 2020 03:16 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Top leadoff candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows is in line to serve as the Rays' primary leadoff man against right-handed pitching to begin the season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The speedy outfielder made all 11 of his starts during Grapefruit League play out of the leadoff spot, slashing .143/.250/.250 with 10 strikeouts in 28 at-bats. That poor small sample won't dissuade manager Kevin Cash from proceeding with Meadows as his primary table-setting option once the season gets underway, as the 24-year-old boasts the combination of speed, on-base skills and power that makes him a solid fit atop the lineup. Expect the lefty-hitting Meadows to slide down in the lineup versus southpaws, with Yandy Diaz expected to fill the short side of the leadoff platoon.

March 6, 2020 09:16 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Slugs first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadowns hit a solo home run and drew a walk in two plate appearances during a Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Thursday.

The first-inning round tripper came on the first pitch Meadows saw from Pirates starter Derek Holland. It was a welcome sight for the outfielder, who came into the game 1-for-17 through his first six spring games. Meadows enjoyed a breakout 2019 that included a .291/.364/.558 line with 69 extra-base hits (29 doubles, seven triples, 33 home runs) and 89 RBI, so despite the early scuffles, he will carry significant expectations into the regular season.

February 25, 2020 08:40 AM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows (personal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Meadows was scratched from Monday's lineup with a brush fire threatening his spring training home, but he will resume playing just one day later. Meadows will man left field and hit leadoff in the Rays' batting order.

February 24, 2020 02:24 PM
Rays' Austin Meadows: Scratched for personal reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meadows was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox due to personal reasons, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Per Josh Tolentino of The Athletic, Meadows had to rush to his spring training home to save his belongings from an encroaching brush fire. While that's undoubtedly a stressful situation for the outfielder, his buildup for Opening Day shouldn't be significantly impacted. Manuel Margot replaced him in left field for Monday's contest.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston2753 .241 .556 .185
vs Buchholz (Career)830 .375.375.375
vs RHP36310824 .384 .576 .298
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TB51724030500.235.235.4120.647
2019TB13853083154338954131127.291.364.5580.922
2018TB591781951617104051.286.325.4610.785
Total2027251042093910964176178.288.352.5310.883
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TB511700000
2019TB13829729600763
2018TB59928220121
Total202391038520884
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:
5/3/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
3