Curtis Mead Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 171 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/26/2000 (23)
Curtis Mead Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Curtis Mead News
Tampa Bay Rays infield prospect Curtis Mead had an incredible night for Triple-A Durham, going 2-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season and four RBI. It continues a strong season for the 22-year-old, as he's slashed .294/.384/.469 with four home runs, 29 runs, 35 RBI, and three stolen bases in 50 games with Durham. He wasn't at the top of his game in his short 11-game stint with the major-league squad, slashing .250/.372/.278. However, he can perform well enough to return to the majors this season without losing his rookie eligibility, making him a possible stash option in redraft leagues.
The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up infield prospect Curtis Mead on Friday, and he'll take the roster spot of left-hander Shane McClanahan (forearm), who is going on the injured list. Mead, the team's No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, missed most of May and June with a wrist injury, but he's been great for Triple-A Durham with the stick since his return. Overall, the 22-year-old Australian right-handed hitter has batted .291/.379/.453 with an .832 OPS, three home runs, 28 RBI, three stolen bases and 25 runs scored in 46 games for Durham in 2023. Mead has a solid understanding of the strike zone and doesn't strike out much. His power is developing and he can help fill in for the Rays at both second and third base. It remains to be seen how much he'll play in his first taste of the majors, though, so temper your waiver-wire bids.
Tampa Bay Rays infield prospect Curtis Mead (wrist) is beginning a rehab assignment in the Florida Complex League on Thursday. The No. 24 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline, hasn't played for Triple-A Durham since April 29 due to his injury, but he's getting closer to a return. The 22-year-old is one of the top hitters in the minor leagues, although he was hitting just .221 (19-for-86) with two home runs, six doubles, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored in 22 games for Durham before getting injured. The Australian makes a lot of contact and has an advanced approach at the plate. Mead should eventually have the ability to hit 20-plus homers in a full season, but because of his injury, he may not be able to make his major-league debut in 2023.
Curtis Mead came to prominence in 2021 when he progressed from Single-A to Triple-A and over the course of the year, he hit .321/.378/.533 with 15 homers, 69 RBI, 77 runs and ten steals (104 games). That was followed last year with 13 homers, 50 RBI, 43 runs and seven steals with a .298/.390/.532 slash line (76 games) across Double-A and Triple-A. He had an impressive average exit velocity of over 90 MPH but an elbow injury late in the season cost him any hopes of reaching the Majors. While it certainly appears as though Mead's bat is ready, question marks remain over his defense and he's set to be a utility guy with second base the likeliest fit with concerns about his arm at third base. The Rays aren't an organization renowned for rushing up prospects and they don't have a clear path for regular playing time so without an injury, Mead might have to be patient. But when the time comes, Mead certainly looks like he can contribute with the bat and given he's only being drafted in ~50% of NFBC leagues, makes a nice late-round flyer in drafts as someone who could help your teams from the offset.