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Breaking Down Why Austin Meadows is Struggling to Hit in Triple-A This Year

Austin Meadows has struggled at the plate this year in Indianapolis. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Breaking Down Why Austin Meadows is Struggling to Hit in Triple-A This Year

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Meadows began the season hitless in his first four games and his average after one month was just .195. He’s shown flashes of his potential in some at-bats, even for a few games in a row. Just not on a steady, long-term level.

Those within the organization are cognizant of Meadows’ struggles. But are they worried? Not even close.

“I hope nobody is panicking over this guy,” Indianapolis hitting coach Butch Wynegar said. “Because you look at the numbers and know, ‘Ooh, that’s not where he wants to be. I think he’s right on the cusp of breaking loose.”

Meadows has hit safely in 17 of his last 22 games, hitting .256/.301/.337 during that span. He's not hitting for power right now, although he’s shown the power to find the gaps, while using his speed one time to ...

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