Austin Meadows is Baseball America's top prospect in the 2013 Gulf Coast League.

Prospect Watch: The Austin Meadows Show Continues in Jamestown


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis (.222) – 0-for-4

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (9-3, 2.18) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.255) – Season Completed

5. Austin Meadows, CF, Jamestown (.529) – 1-for-1, HR, 3 BB

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) – 1-for-4, BB

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 2.70) – Season Completed

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia (7-3, 3.05) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, Jamestown (.250) – 1-for-3, BB

10. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – Low-A DL

11. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – 60-Day DL

12. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.229) – Season Completed

13. Wyatt Mathisen, C, Jamestown (.269) – DNP

14. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (5-6, 4.08) – DNP

15. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-6, 3.33) – In Majors

16. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.285) – 2-for-4, BB

17. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-2, 2.57) – Season Completed

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.277) – 1-for-2, 2 BB, 3 RBI

19. Elvis Escobar, OF, Jamestown (.268) – 1-for-4

20. Phil Irwin, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 0.90) – 60-Day DL



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Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (0-1, 2.25) – 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.529) – 1-for-1, HR, 3 BB

Home Runs: Austin Meadows (2)



Box Score

Result: Durham 2, Indianapolis 0

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (0-1, 2.25) – 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, 3B (.500) – 1-for-2, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Brett Carroll, RF (.333) – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton pitched an eight inning complete game. However, Indianapolis only recorded two hits on the night, and Cumpton gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading to a loss. Indianapolis fell to 0-1 in a best of five series against Durham. They will play game two tomorrow.



Altoona’s season is over.



Bradenton’s season is over.



Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 6, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (0-1, 13.50) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.500) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF (.250) – 1-for-4, BB

Kyle Haynes, RHP (3.00) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow had a rough start tonight. He walked the first batter he faced, then struck out the next three. He added one more strikeout in the second inning. Then he had trouble in the third, with four runs allowed. He started the inning with back to back hits, snapping a streak of 13 innings in a row without allowing a hit, and one hit allowed in 16 innings over four starts. Glasnow left two runners on, but Kyle Haynes stranded both. West Virginia needs to win the next two games in Hagerstown to advance in the playoffs.


Austin Meadows hit his second homer of the year for Jamestown.

Austin Meadows hit his second homer of the year for Jamestown.


Box Score

Result: Jamestown 9, State College 4

Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP (3-4, 2.11) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.529) – 1-for-1, HR, 3 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Harold Ramirez, LF (.285) – 2-for-4, BB

Jin-De Jhang, DH (.277) – 1-for-2, 2 BB, 3 RBI

Reese McGuire, C (.250) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Jamestown won, clinching the Wild Card. On Friday they will play State College in the start of a best of three series. The first game will be played in Jamestown, and the final two will be played in State College. Austin Meadows hit his second homer of the year for Jamestown, and his seventh overall this year. In five games in the NYPL, Meadows went 9-for-17 with two homers and five walks. Here is a video of the home run:

Harold Ramirez picked up two hits, finishing with a .285/.354/.409 line in 274 at-bats this year. Considering Ramirez turns 19 on Friday, those are strong numbers for a guy his age in a league dominated by college players. The numbers were much higher until he slumped in August. Ninth round pick Chad Kuhl finished with a 2.11 ERA in 55.1 innings, with a 33:6 K/BB ratio.



The GCL Pirates’ season is over.

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  • Heckler1

    I realize that it is uncool to say negative things about your own guys but why on earth do you persist in showing Stetson Allie as one of the top 20 prospects? He has no business being considered in the top 100 let alone 20. He can’t hit a breaking ball (as indicated by his golf-score like batting average) and when he does connect its only after his overly-inflated ego has been temporarily removed. Rethink this kid. He has already gone “major league” and hasn’t made it past A ball yet.

  • Nuke Laloosh

    This kid is showing why he was considered one of the top HS players in the country. The Pirates got a real stud here!

  • Happydude1

    The home plate umpire “chasing” Meadows around the bases is hilarious.

  • vanderbilt

    I saw in Baseball America where the Pirates minor league system has the second most teams in the minor league playoffs. Only the Astros have more, although there were a few other teams tied with the Pirates. Three teams had no one in the playoffs!

    • MikeZumpano

      I love Meadows swing…perfect stance and just a nice fluid swing! Very good approach for a young kid. he doesn’t try to pull or kill the ball…this kid is a solid prospect!

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