Tag: Austin Meadows

Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Williams: Comparing the Returns in the Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer...

In the last six months, the Pirates have traded one top of the rotation pitcher away and have traded for one top of the...

Pirates Place Corey Dickerson on DL; Recall Austin Meadows

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their second transaction on Saturday night, placing Corey Dickerson on the 10-day disabled list. They recalled Austin Meadows from Indianapolis to take his place on the 25-man roster. Earlier in the day, Josh Bell was placed on the disabled list. Dickerson has been out since leaving Tuesday’s game with a left […]
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Pirates Option Austin Meadows to Indianapolis; Recall Tanner Anderson

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Austin Meadows to Indianapolis on Sunday. To take his place on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson has been recalled. This move with Meadows has been expected with the All-Star break coming up and him not starting recently. It came a day earlier due to the bullpen getting a lot […]
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Morning Report: The Pirates Should Give Austin Meadows a Chance to...

When the Pirates originally called up Austin Meadows, it was to replace Starling Marte while he was on the disabled list. Then Meadows tore up the league in his first seven games, and when Marte was ready to return, I wrote about how the Pirates had a tough decision to make with Meadows. That decision? […]
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Four Pirates in Baseball America’s New Top 100 List

Baseball America released their mid-season update on Friday and they added one prospect from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the list. BA has been updating their top 100 throughout the season, mostly just adding a player at the bottom of the list when one other player loses his prospect status. There were a few minor adjustments, […]
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Baseball America’s Updated Top 100 Sees Two Pirates Make Moves Up...

Baseball America posted an update to their top 100 prospects list yesterday and they now have three Pittsburgh Pirates ranked. Their earlier rankings had just Mitch Keller and Austin Meadows. The new ranking essentially means that they have a new #3 prospect in the system for the Pirates. Keller held his ranking at #12, while […]
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Pirates Acting With More Urgency Than Usual? Recent Moves Say ‘Yes’

PITTSBURGH — After rising as high as nine games over .500 in mid-May, the Pirates have sagged as June approaches, but you can’t accuse team management of sitting on its hands. To the contrary, the past week has seen four personnel/roster adjustment, each of which has been a nod toward the here and now. First […]
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Austin Meadows Adjusts to New Role in Majors

PITTSBURGH — Austin Meadows made his Major League pinch-hitting debut on Friday night. He got to face St. Louis Cardinals phenom Jordan Hicks with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hicks, if you haven’t heard, has a 105 MPH two-seam fastball. Welcome to the majors. Meadows grounded out, as did five other […]
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