Pittsburgh Pirates fans – The Pirates Breakdown Podcast has exclusive commentary from Austin Meadows as he goes though a rehab stint.
Pittsburgh Pirates top positional prospect Austin Meadows is currently going through a rehab assignment with the West Virginia Black Bears. Having already suffered through an orbital fracture that delayed the start of his season, Meadows felt a twinge in his hamstring on June 30th and has been on the shelf since. In between those two injuries, Meadows overcame a slow start at Double-A Altoona to set the franchise hitting streak mark, and earn a promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Now, the number 20 overall prospect as per MLBPipeline.com is on a rehab assignment with the West Virginia Black Bears. Pirates Breakdown had exclusive access to Meadows recently and the young outfielder showed to have a good mindset as he works his way back.
Here is the full audio, followed by our takewaways:
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- The Pittsburgh Pirates are undoubtedly anxious to see Meadows’ on-field talents develop, but his talent between-the-ears may already be fully realized.
- Meadows could be a “student of the game” type; very introspective.
- The 26 game hit streak didn’t seem to mean much to Meadows at the time. It is curious, as players likely can feel when they are locked-in. Still, Meadows downplayed it.
Meadows continues his assignment but should be back in Indianapolis shortly.
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