The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Grayson High School outfielder Austin Meadows with the No. 8 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. Meadows is one of two lauded prospects from Georgia, joining Clint Frazier in 2013's top-100 prospects according to MLB.com. Scouts are high on Meadows potential, although he is seen as raw. However, with his 6'3, 200-pound frame, he looks like a 30 home run center fielder that could have a productive MLB career, Minor League Ball's Matt Garrioch writes. Meadows is a five-tool player and has obliterated the competition his senior year, hitting .535/.633/.930, with 14 doubles, four home runs, 28 RBI and 17 stolen bases. He reportedly began playing baseball when he was just 3 years old, according to the Gwinnett Citizen, and both of his parents played baseball and softball in college. He also played football throughout most of his high school years, but gave up in his senior season to focus on playing baseball. Meadows committed to Clemson last year.
OF Austin Meadows selected by Pirates with the No. 9 pick
SB Nation | Jun 6