The Book on Austin Meadows
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Austin Meadows / OF, PIT
Loganville, GA, USA
School: Grayson HS (GA)
49 | 12/28/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (7/31/2014): #62
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #45
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #38
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #49
Baseball Prospectus: #89
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Georgia high schooler Austin Meadows is an outfield phenom who attracted a great deal of first round attention in MLB's 2013 first-year player draft before falling to the Pirates with the ninth overall selection. A phenom with five tool talent, Austin is one of the fastest baserunners in the country, with speed that would make him one of the fastest players in pro baseball if he can get the rest of his game to half that level. His swing is promising, featuring a smooth and easy load with the makings of real plus power from the left side. He's been compared to players like Andre Ethier and Jacoby Ellsbury, and not without reason: few ballplayers blend across-the-board abilities like this. The only thing that might keep him from a minor league roster is 2014 is his commitment to Clemson University.
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