Austin Meadows Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/3/1995 (26)
Austin Meadows Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Austin Meadows News
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows isn't in the lineup Monday against left-handed starter Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays. Meadows is batting .232 with a .313 on-base percentage, 25 home runs, and four stolen bases in 560 plate appearances this season. Tampa Bay is starting Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, and Manuel Margot from left to right in the outfield against the Blue Jays. Arozarena is likely rostered in most leagues, but Margot could have some streaming appeal on Monday despite the tough matchup. In 431 plate appearances this season, the outfielder is batting .260 with a .314 on-base percentage, 10 home runs, and 13 stolen bases. Margot is hitting fourth.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game on Thursday as the team prepares to face Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers. Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot and Randy Arozarena are manning the outfield for the game. It's a bit surprising to see Meadows sitting out two consecutive games without any news of an injury. He's certainly been struggling a bit lately as he's slashed just .206/.200/.500 over his first nine games of September. We'll see if he's back in the lineup for Game 2 of the team's series against the Tigers on Friday.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays. Meadows is slashing .232/.313/.454 with 25 HRs in 130 games but has just a .532 OPS off of lefties this season. With Meadows on the bench, Randy Arozarena will shift to left, and Manuel Margot will get the start in right field and bat second. Margot is slashing .268/.339/.405 against lefties and does have 12 SBs this season, so he isn't a bad streaming option in deep leagues.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was viewed as a fantasy stud and top-50 player entering 2020. He broke out in a big way during his first full season in Tampa, batting .291 with 33 HR, 89 RBI, 83 R, and 12 SB in 2019. Like numerous other players in 2020, however, Meadows was set back by COVID and injuries. Meadows first landed on the IL a week before the season began. He got off to a sluggish start and never truly got going. It culminated with a terrible September in which he hit .140 with just one homer, four RBI, and one steal over 50 at-bats before ending the year on the injured list with an oblique strain.There is still promise that the same talented 25-year-old is there, ready to recover from a miserable season. It's easy to simply dismiss 2020 as an outlier but there is also the reality that Meadows has one productive full season under his belt as a pro. This risk is baked into an ADP of 92 overall, making him the 25th outfielder taken in NFBC drafts. His upside is greater than that of players being drafted ahead of him such as Lourdes Gurriel and Charlie Blackmon, so he is worth pulling the trigger on a few picks earlier.