Austin Meadows Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/3/1995 (26)
Austin Meadows Season Stats
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Austin Meadows News
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double during Game 3 of the American League Division Series 6-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He blasted a two-run shot off Nathan Eovaldi right field to give the Rays a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The 26-year-old later doubled off Hansel Robles in the eighth frame for his second extra-base hit. Meadows sat against lefties for the first two games of the series and is expected to sit Game 4 with southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez taking the hill.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the American Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. Meadows will sit with LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for Boston in Thursday's game. Randy Arozarena shifts to left field and Manuel Margot will handle right field duties while there 26-year-old is out. Meadows has struggled against lefties, slashing .198/.270/.293 across 189 plate appearances in 2021. The Rays will continue to sit Meadows against left-handers throughout the playoffs. Margot has been solid against southpaws and owns a .346 OBP and .753 OPS over 209 plate appearances in 2021.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 12-2 win over the New York Yankees. He drilled a three-run shot to right-center off Joely Rodriguez to extend the Rays lead 12-2. It was his 27th long ball of the season. The 26-year-old is on a six-game hitting streak and is finishing the season on a high note. He is hitting .273 (6-for-22) with a triple, two home runs, six RBI, and five RBI during the streak. Overall Meadows, is slashing .233/.315/.457 with 27 home runs, 106 RBI, 79 runs scored, and four stolen bases over 587 plate appearances in 2021. Meadows will be a top-25 outfielder off the board in upcoming 2022 drafts.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows managed to slug 27 homers and drive in 106 runs despite hitting .234 across 142 games last season. He slashed .234/.315/.458 with 27 home runs, 106 RBI, 79 runs scored, and four stolen bases over 591 plate appearances. His underlying metrics in 2021 show he was closer to his career year in 2019 when he recorded a .380 WOBA with 33 long balls. The 26-year-old cut his strikeout rate from 32.9% in 2020 to 20.6% last season but saw his BAIP drop from .288 to .249. Meadows will need to improve against southpaws to take the next leap as a top-tier outfielder. He posted an abysmal .198 WOBA against lefties in the second half of last season, which could lead to Meadows being on the bench more often than not if he continues to struggle against left-handers. The former Pittsburgh Pirate is projected to hit third for a Rays lineup that should be potent in 2022 with Brandon Lowe, Wander Franco, and Randy Arozarena. Steamer projections are not buying a full bounce-back, projecting Meadows with a .332 WOBA and a .245/.340/.454 slash line. According to RotoBaller's Expected Draft Values, Meadows' Steamer projection makes him roughly below fair value at his current NFBC ADP of 126. The Rays slugger should provide fantasy managers with reliable power and solid counting stats in 2022.