This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise but the Pirates have sent top outfield prospect Austin Meadows has been sent to AAA Indianapolis.
As long as Andrew McCutchen was still a Pirate, Meadows didn’t have a chance to make the roster. He will eventually replace McCutchen in right field for the Pirates.
Keep in mind, Meadows only played in 37 games in AAA last year and got 126 at-bats. Normally, the Pirates like their prospects to receive more experience in the high minors than that.
Meadows is the #1 prospect in the Pirates organization per Baseball America and was the team’s 1st round pick in 2013.
Meadows time in Pittsburgh will come just not now.