WWBA Scouting Capsule: Austin Meadows

As always, the WWBA World Championship provided numerous highlights that will have the scouting community buzzing going into the spring. Here's a scouting report on one of the talented players at the event, Austin Meadows.


Meadows is the talent he's been advertised as over the course of the last year or two. He checks all the boxes. His arm is a half a grade better than average in center field, he has the range to handle that premium position, and of course he has the plus speed on the base paths. The lingering questions on just how well his hit tool develops. Meadows' frame resembles Josh Hamilton's at the same age, and his strength is already very obvious.

Meadows' swing looks nearly effortless and it produces booming shots to right center field. He still has the tendency to pull off the ball, particularly against more mediocre pitching, but the fluidity of his swing make him a potential impact bat down the road.

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