Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:15:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen will likely remain with the team through this season, but he could be shopped in the offseason. Top prospect OF Austin Meadows could be ready to start in center in 2017.
Fantasy Tip: McCutchen is in the midst of the worst year of his career with a .240-12-32 line. He only has stolen two bases in six attempts as well, and the 29-year-old appears to be losing at least one of those five tools. He has time to turn it around, and he's too good of a hitter not to. If you're going to buy low on him, do so without consideration that his stolen bases could return.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:45:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Austin Meadows (eye), the club's No. 2 prospect, is working his way back into action after having surgery to fix an orbital fracture of his right eye March 19. Meadows still has to go through a normal spring training progression before starting his minor league season.
Fantasy Tip: Meadows checks in as MLB.com's No. 19 prospect to start the year. He's proven to be a complete hitter with a short, compact swing, and his power-speed combination should play at the next level. However, Pittsburgh is stacked in the outfielder currently, so Meadows probably won't make an impact until maybe later in 2017. Keep an eye on him in keeper leagues for now.
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:33:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates minor league OF Austin Meadows (eye) underwent successful surgery to repair an orbital fracture. He is expected to return to action in six to eight weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Meadows was the Pirates' first-round pick in 2013 and hit .310 with seven home runs, 55 RBIs and 21 steals in two stops in the minors last year. The 20-year-old is expected to begin the 2016 season with Class AA Altoona. Owners in dynasty and NL-only leagues should have him on their fantasy radar.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:36:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice OF Austin Meadows. Meadows is expected to receive around $3.03 million in a signing bonus.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:17:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to an agreement with first-round draft choice OF Austin Meadows. Meadows is scheduled to undergo a physical Friday, June 27.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:00:51 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Grayson High School OF Austin Meadows with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.