17 Facts About Austin Meadows


Austin Wade Meadows was born on May 3,1995 and is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

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Austin Meadows has previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays.

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Austin Meadows attended Grayson High School, and led the school's baseball team to the Georgia Class 6A State semi-finals as a junior, hitting.

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Austin Meadows was named a preseason First-Team High School All American by Rawlings and Perfect Game, and he hit.

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Austin Meadows played football as a running back, wide receiver, and punter at Grayson where he was a teammate of Wayne Gallman and Robert Nkemdiche.

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Austin Meadows was considered one of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.

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Austin Meadows was ultimately selected in the first round, with the ninth overall selection, by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Austin Meadows was committed to attend Clemson University to play college baseball for the Clemson Tigers, but chose to forgo that commitment by signing with the Pirates, receiving a $3,029,600 signing bonus three weeks after the draft.

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Austin Meadows played for the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2014, but missed a significant portion of the season due to a hamstring injury, playing only 38 games, batting.

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Austin Meadows played for the Bradenton Marauders of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2015, and was named an FSL All-Star.

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Austin Meadows spent the final week of the season with the Altoona Curve of the Class AA Eastern League.

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Austin Meadows suffered a broken orbital bone in his right eye during spring training in 2016.

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Austin Meadows missed nearly two months of the season due to hamstring and oblique strains.

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Austin Meadows recorded his first major league hit off of Tyson Ross, as well as his first stolen base, that same night.

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On July 31,2018, Austin Meadows was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, along with Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named later, later revealed to be Shane Baz, for Chris Archer and was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

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Austin Meadows ended the 2019 season with career highs offensively.

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On July 16,2020, Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after he tested positive for COVID-19, which caused him to miss the beginning of the abbreviated 2020 season.

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