Austin Meadows Leaves For Altoona Tomorrow

BRADENTON – Austin Meadows has completed his rehab work in extended Spring Training, and will be leaving for Altoona tomorrow, Pirates Prospects has learned. Meadows was injured during Spring Training when a ball skipped off a teammate’s glove and hit him in the right eye. He had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone, and was delayed to start the season.

Recently, Meadows has been building up his workload, and having his own version of Spring Training. He played back to back full games the last two days, which is always the final step before being ready for the season. He will leave for Altoona tomorrow, although he might not play tomorrow, due to the travel schedule. You could definitely expect him in the lineup on Monday.

Meadows is the top hitting prospect in the system, and should spend the entire season in Altoona. He got a brief start there at the end of the 2015 season, putting up an impressive .360/.429/.680 line in 28 plate appearances. There’s no rush with his development, since the current Pirates’ outfield is under control for a few more years. He’s got a lot of upside, with the chance to be an impact player in the future for the Pirates.

This move will only make Altoona that much more crowded in the outfield. Their starting outfield will have Meadows in center field, Barrett Barnes in left, and Harold Ramirez in right. That will limit the playing time of Stetson Allie, who has been getting most of the time in right field this season, and who hit his second homer of the year today. Allie is hitting for a .275/.362/.490 line, and is still striking out in 24% of plate appearances, which is down from last year. It might make sense for the Pirates to move Allie up. Playing time is hard to come by in Indianapolis as well, but it would be easier to get Allie playing time in an outfield that included Danny Ortiz, rather than the current Altoona outfield.

  • this is good…fish the Little J during the day and watch the Curve at night with Meadows now on the scene. I’m be burning the miles on route 22 in May. I would like to see room made for Hill and Allie playing time somehow, even if it means moving a mid-tier prospect or two. The power is intriguing.

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  • I can’t wait until he comes to Harrisburg in August.

    • Kathleen Clements
      April 24, 2016 12:54 am

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      • If someone in the Pirates front office would take Kathleen/Lori’s job, we could call up Taillon now for Locke and not have to worry about Super 2.

        • Ha! I’m impressed you’re able to figure out what she’s saying! Not sure if that’s English or Pig Latin. Hmm… I think the simplest.job she have ever Do be writing that post. I find it highly unlikely she earned 18,512 – I’m sure there’d be some change in there (18,512.48?).

        • You have to worry about it, but it’d be in 5 years when he is in line to make another 10 million in the extra arb year and we wonder why they are talking about trading him for value.

          If the player is as good as we hope he can be, it’ll cost an extra 10-20 million to get that player in the majors for an extra 5-8 starts as a rookie…..a rookie with 3 starts under his belt after 2 years off.

    • They don’t come until August 22nd right? You think some of the prospects will get moved up to AAA and we’ll miss them when they come here? Also is the Harrisburg stadium nice? I live about 4 miles away and just moved here so i’m intrigued that it looks like an island stadium?

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