Austin Meadows is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for August.

Austin Meadows Has His Rehab Transferred to Bristol

Austin Meadows has played in two rehab games, playing five innings in each game in the GCL. He has since had his rehab transferred to Bristol, making the trip today. The next stage of his rehab work will be two games at seven innings each, which is usually followed by one or two full nine inning games. Meadows will be going to West Virginia when his rehab is up, and should be at the level by the middle of next week if all goes well.

The outfielder wasn’t challenged at all in the GCL, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and two walks. We knew he could hit in the GCL, as he had a .918 OPS last season at the level. Bristol might not be much of a challenge either, as it’s lower than the NYPL, and he went 9-for-17 with two homers with Jamestown last year, not to mention his success in the playoffs. Right now the focus with Meadows isn’t on challenging him at the plate, but getting him back to playing full games. Next week we should see his first real challenge, when he gets to West Virginia.

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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.

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