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

Prospect Watch: The Austin Meadows Show Continues in Jamestown

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

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

 

ORDER YOUR 2013 PROSPECT GUIDE

The 2013 Prospect Guide is now available, and is the perfect resource to follow the minor league system during the 2013 season. You can order your copy on the products page of the site. Order together with the 2013 Annual and save $5!

 

DAILY SUMMARY

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)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

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.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Altoona’s season is over.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton’s season is over.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

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.

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS

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.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL Pirates’ season is over.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

Prospect Watch: Meadows With Two More Hits; Dickson Goes Five Shutout

Next Story »

Prospect Watch: Jerry Sands Homers Twice, But Indians Lose Second Playoff Game

  • 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!

Latest Analysis

  • Keller Supak Hinsz

    Even With the New Draft Rules, the Pirates Are Still Loading Up on Projectable Pitchers

    1 day ago

    From 2008-2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of resources on projectable pitchers out of high school. So far, this approach has led to breakout performances from ...

    Read More
  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    3 days ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

    Read More
  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    4 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    5 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    7 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    1 week ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    1 week ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    2 weeks ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More