#Rays 3B prospect Curtis Mead with a 110 mph EV single in the AFL yesterday (video). The 20 year-old had a breakout 2021 season:
458 PA, 15 HR
7.4 BB%, 15.5 K%
One of the most exciting bats in the system
KLaw with some positive notes on Curtis Mead, an exciting prospect in the Rays system. Would you guys like a series of prospect breakdowns by position group on @RYVPodcast this offseason? https://t.co/DIXDaTGZ4N
#Rays recognized the offensive potential in their 20 year old 3B/2B/1B man Curtis Mead's bat & rocketed the SH thru the minors in 2021. He responded slashing both R&L HP
(.429/.429/.786 1.214 OPS 15 HR). Curtis should be in the #Rays 2022 opening day lineup at 3B (or 1B).
Two fast tracked prospect playing fall BB
that could be in the #Rays 2022 lineups with impact bats are 1B/2B/3B men Curtis Mead (Arizona League) & Jonathan Aranda (Mexican League). Both crush R&L handed pitching.
Scottsdale Scorpions potential lineup:
C Patrick Bailey
1B Tristan Casas
2B Jeter Downs
SS Marco Luciano
3B Curtis Mead
LF Heriberto Hernandez
CF Richard Palacios or Michael Helman
RF Matt Wallner
Very, very solid group.
#Rays #SFGiants #RedSox #Guardians #Twins
#Rays announced their Arizona Fall League representatives on the This Week In Rays Baseball podcast from @neilsolondz:
3B Curtis Mead
C/OF Heriberto Hernandez
C/UTIL Matthew Dyer
SP Caleb Sampen
SP Matthew Peguero
RP Trevor Brigden
RP Carlos Garcia
Bowling Green (@BGHotRods) has won the High-A East title with 6-3 in over Greensboro. Grant Witherspoon, Curtis Mead and Jordan Qsar were the big bats for Bowling Green as they clinched the Rays 4th MiLB title this year.
I'll watch the Rays v Astros game later on delay, but we've got a ripper of a game at @BGHotRods right now, @RaysBaseball fans. Game 5 of a 5-game championship series. Free on the MLiB app, @AdelaideGiants fans, with Curtis Mead playing 1B (that's right, FIRST Base!).
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Curtis Mead with a single in +A Greensboro. Mead is slashing .321/.378/.533 over 3 levels in 2021. #MustBeTheHawk @WeeklyStreamer @RaysBaseball @BGHotRods @DurhamBulls @ChasRiverDogs @MiLB @TWSBiscuit @TWS_Irish @EricCross04 https://t.co/KhZqGfbkn6
Here's a look at Curtis Mead's final numbers across the minor leagues this season.
A remarkable year that saw the South Aussie rise from Low-A to Triple-A, be named the #8 second base prospect in all of baseball and rise to #14 for Tampa Bay Rays prospects.
What a season 🙌 🙌 https://t.co/6xVrGPCDLY
#Rays are known for making innovative and radical moves based on cybermetrics. If @RaysBaseball FO really trust their stats, they'd DFA Luplow who has added little when he's in the lineup and use his roster spots to activate 1B/3B/OF Curtis Mead.
Last night Curtis Mead homered for the AAA Durham Bulls. Mead is likely at AAA due to a Covid situation that affected the Rays org. I believe a team bus driver at AA got it and became a close contact or something along those lines.
Last peaked on @DurhamBulls when they were down 6-0 in 4th inning. They won 8-6, in part due to Curtis Mead's 1st AAA HR. After beginning the season in Low-A East, Mead is making a significant leap in performance at highest level in minors (1.214 OPS). #Rays #RaysUp
Down 6-0, @AdelaideGiants infielder Curtis Mead crushed his first Triple-A homer to get Durham Bulls going in a comeback win.
It is his 14th homer overall in the 2021 @MiLB season.
📰 https://t.co/6dDuVIzgDI #ABLabroad https://t.co/5AaNSUPicN
South Australian Curtis Mead’s first Triple-A homer sparked Durham Bulls to a comeback win – and league title – in today's @MiLB action.
📰 https://t.co/T2zqLULQkK #AussiesAbroad https://t.co/obL7fFLwzZ
@ltw0303 @SouthSideSox89 Curtis Mead another example of Phillies not developing players, goes to Rays and flourishes, cant wait to see what they do with Bohm when they get him in the off season, he has Rays written all over him
@Trifected I don’t think I ever remember the Rays being so aggressive promoting players from within. Colby White has pitched at all 4 levels in a span of what 4-5 months ? Curtis Mead was at Low A in May now at AAA, he is 20 years old !
One wonders if Curtis Mead would have had the same kind of success had he still been in the Phils system, as opposed to a Rays system that churns out one productive/elite player after another.
-The Rays called up both 2020 CBA pick Alika Williams and 20 year old Curtis Mead from High A on Saturday I assume to get extra work with the extended AAA season. Williams had a big game on Saturday and on Sunday Mead had 2 doubles and a single.
Bulls won 7-6 in extras.
Josh Fleming only threw 1 inning last night, being used as a reliever vice bulk or starter. Something to keep an eye on. Curtis Mead had a great night for them with 3 hits (2 doubles) while Ryan Boldt added a HR (11) & SB (9). #Rays #RaysUp
Alika Williams playing SS for suddenly SS needed Durham Bulls today, and doing so with Curtis Mead next to him. Highest level played by either before today was A+. #Rays really pressing those they can! #RaysUp
Congrats to Curtis Mead. Curtis is in the @DurhamBulls lineup today playing 3B in the 1st game of their double header. Remarkable considering he began the season in low A ball with Charleston.
👇Mead's Splits https://t.co/thcdEDdKEL
Just randomly thinking about the most recent Phillies/Rays deals and Curtis Mead (who was dealt for Cristopher Sanchez) has fared really nicely in his first year of full season with the Rays (A/A+): 383 PA, .323/.381/.531, 45 XBH (12 HR), 10 SB, 7.6% BB, 16.2% K
The Rays hunt upside in trades, always.
And two of the organization's smaller recent deals have yielded emerging prospects Curtis Mead and Peyton Battenfield.
In Charleston, C Logan Driscoll was reinstated from the 7-day Injured List; INF Curtis Mead was transferred to Bowling Green; and RHP Cole Wilcox was placed on the 7-day Injured List retroactive to 7/5.
Before his promotion to High A, #Rays Curtis Mead had a 169 wRC+, ranking 2nd in Low A East. Now the top wRC+ among Charleston hitters is Diego Infante at 143 wRC+ which ranks him 5th in the league. #RaysUp
Also interesting ref #Rays Gionti will be monitoring where he plays. So far in '21, he's played 4 games at 2B, and 1 at 3B. Interesting since he played just 3 games at 2B in '19 & spent majority of time at 3B & in LF. With Curtis Mead promoted, he should be in Low A shortly.
Fans of @DurhamBulls, @ChasRiverDogs, @BGHotRods, and @RaysBaseball "Rays Minor League Baseball Road Trip: A guide to North Carolina—Game 2 Charleston RiverDogs" also highlight regular season offense leaders Curtis Mead (3B/#30 prospect) https://t.co/QxLHMyuMjB
No. 30 Rays prospect Curtis Mead has been promoted to High-A Bowling Green.
.358/.410/.589, 29 XBH in 46 games at Low-A Charleston before the move. Arrow definitely pointed up for the 20-year-old infielder. https://t.co/9ZB7davX2X
The RiverDogs get a run back on an RBI single by Heriberto Hernandez in the 5th. Curtis Mead's fly ball is caught on the warning track in dead center with two on base to end the inning. Dogs trail 6-2 at the halfway point.
Charleston notches a 10-2 victory behind a 4-for-5 performance from Curtis Mead including 2 homers, a double, and 4 RBI. What a night!
Today’s Minor League Report: https://t.co/4qwkJgnjnq
📈 #Rays 1B/3B prospect Curtis Mead would like our attention! The 20-year old went 4-for-5, with 3 runs, a double, 2 home runs, and 4 RBI in Lo-A. The righty is hitting .350/.400/.576 with 6 HR and 9 SB. Only rostered in 2% on Fantrax. It's time to add Mead in dynasty. #RaysUp
The RiverDogs' Curtis Mead is having a game tonight against the #CannonBallers. He just crushed his 2nd homer of the night off Jenkins. So far, Mead is 4-for-5 with the two homers, a double, and four RBIs.
Charleston extends lead to 10-0. #FutureSox
@Jaredsward @bri_gonzalez3 @darby_robinson Next waive of Rays players, as a team:
C Blake Hunt
1B Jonathan Aranda, Heriberto Hernandez
2B Xavier Edwards
SS Osleivis Basabe, Alika Williams, Carlos Colmenarez
3B Curtis Mead
LF Garrett Whitley
CF Greg Jones
RF Josh Lowe
DH Ruben Cardenas, Niko Hulsizer
Not worried at all!
More Curtis Mead love today.
The Rays prospect already made this week’s hot sheet: https://t.co/g4EL30WHOc
Today he’s one of several standouts in the prospect report: https://t.co/72NwKMCMIx
Curtis Mead extends his hit streak to a season-high 10 games with a leadoff double in the sixth. Alexander Ovalles doubles him home to get the RiverDogs within 4-2. Mead has reached base safely in 15 consecutive games and has hits in 23 of the last 25
For Charleston, Curtis Mead is pushing hard for a promotion. Has a 3 for 4 day so far (rain delay) with a HR & is now hitting .331 on the year. Brett Wisely stole his 10th base and they're leading 9-5 in the delay (7th inning). #Rays #RaysUp https://t.co/GrNNHoc8xF
32. Curtis Mead:
Plays vs older competition in ABL during winters & has a long term deal to do so with Adelaide for next few yrs. Does everything really well, puts up high quality ABs, and has tools to be a high end UT if he can't earn every day role at 3B. #Rays (33 of many) https://t.co/F0HQMR3ahr
All-#Rays Minors Team through Jun 10th
C Blake Hunt
1B Curtis Mead
2B Jonathan Aranda
SS Wander Franco
3B Kevin Padlo
LF Diego Infante
CF Josh Lowe
RF Ruben Cardenas
UT Vidal Brujan
SP Shane Baz, John Doxakis, Peyton Battenfield, Tobias Myers, Cole Wilcox
RP Colby White
BOT8| Alika Williams triples, and Curtis Mead doubles in the go-ahead run. Charleston pulls ahead for the first time tonight.
Martinez, Whitcomb and Arias due up in the ninth.
Woodpeckers 6 - RiverDogs 7
Curtis Mead was 2-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI and Trey Cumbie (@TreyCumbie) threw 2 impressive innings with 3 strikeouts in Charleston’s 5-4 win over Fayetteville.
Read more about the games in today’s Minor League Report:
#Rays A lvl, Riverdogs (11-9) notes
Ben Brecht only allowed 1 hit over 4 IP, 0 BB, 6 Ks, Stephen Yancey followed with 3 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 Ks
Nick Schnell stole 6th of yr
Alika Williams drove in both runs, hit 3rd double
Curtis Mead only w/multi hits (2), hit 5th double
The RiverDogs take a 2-0 lead with help from another RBI from @alikawilliamss in the 5th. Curtis Mead then looks to have extra-bases, but is robbed by Kenedy Corona who makes a fantastic play on the warning track in right. 2-0 Charleston.
Curtis Mead’s hitting streak grew to 9 games after hitting a single for Charleston in the first inning.
Read more about last night’s games in today’s minor league report: https://t.co/7QjpAlZchF https://t.co/mUtsNgbQl6
Actually @SandyKazmir i've been meaning to tweet you, i was watching Charleston and there's this guy Curtis Mead. I had never heard of him but he's super interesting. i think he plays 3B- he's kind of like Schnell in that he's got a super busy setup and long swing...
Blake Hunt (@blake_hunt) caught a shutout and Greg Jones (@_gregjones2) drove in the lone run in Bowling Green’s 1-0 victory.
Curtis Mead was 4-for-5 with a home run for Charleston.
Read more about last night’s games in today’s minor league report: https://t.co/xKIM9At6sN https://t.co/uMpvLCVbYQ
Taj Bradley (@TajBradley) tossed 4 scoreless innings and struck out 6. Backed by doubles from 4 different RiverDogs, including Curtis Mead who was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Charleston pulled off a 2-0 win. #RaysUp
W: Brigden (1-0)
L: Hernandez (0-1)
S: White (2)
We get our second shutout win of the season and our first road victory. Heriberto Hernandez and Curtis Mead drove in the runs. Bradley, Gross, Brigden and White combine to strike out 14.
RiverDogs are REALLY amping up versatility
Curtis Mead at catcher?
Luis Leon in RF?
Heriberto Hernandez (double tonight) at 3B?
Brett Wisely in CF?
Diego Infante at 2B?
Really, really interesting positions for those guys...
Curtis Mead (16) of the Charleston RiverDogs is forced out at second as Maikel Garcia (8) of the Columbia Fireflies takes the throw on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Segra Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images) #MiLB https://t.co/hyBezJfMu0
Here's how our Australians did in #MiLBOpeningDay:
- Curtis Mead (Charleston, Low-A): 0-2 with 2BB and 1R
- Aaron Whitefield (Wichita, AA): 2-4
- Rixon Wingrove (Clearwater, Low-A): 0-4
- Chris Adamson (Jersey Shore, High-A): Coached team to first win of year.
You're Blake Butera, Riverdogs Manager & have to make Opening day lineup. Mine?
2B Abiezel Ramirez (S)
CF Nick Schnell (L)
1B Heriberto Hernandez (R)
LF Alexander Ovalles (L)
3B Curtis Mead (R)
DH Brett Wisely (L)
RF Diego Infante (R)
C Luis Leon (S)
SS Alika Williams (R)
4. INF looks really strong
1B Heriberto Hernandez / Brett Wisely
2B Abiezel Ramirez / Johan Lopez
SS Alika Williams
3B Curtis Mead
5. Keep a close eye on Nick Schnell, Diego Infante, Graeme Stinson, and Luis Leon who could all make substantial leaps #Rays