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Top Curtis Mead News

  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Mead (elbow) was added to the Rays' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Mead is one of Tampa Bay's most highly-regarded prospects, so it's no surprise he's been added to the 40-man roster in order to shield him from the Rule 5 draft. He split 2022 between the Double-A and Triple-A levels and had a .922 OPS with 13 home runs, 50 RBI and seven stolen bases in 76 games before he was shut down with an elbow injury.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Shut down for season

    Mead has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to a forearm/elbow injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Mead missed nearly a month between July and August due to a right elbow strain. While he apparently isn't dealing with any further damage, he received an injection to help his recovery process and won't rush back to the field prior to the end of the minor-league season. The 21-year-old appeared in 76 games between the Double-A and Triple-A clubs this year and slashed .298/.390/.532 with 13 home runs, 50 RBI, 43 runs and seven stolen bases.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Back in action at Triple-A

    Mead (elbow) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Durham and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk Saturday.

    One of the best pure hitters in the minors, Mead missed four weeks with a right elbow strain. It's encouraging that he was able to make it back before the end of the season, seemingly putting any thoughts of a potential surgery behind him. Mead is hitting .296/.390/.537 with a 17.6 percent strikeout rate and an 11.0 percent walk rate as a 21-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Placed on injured list

    Mead was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Durham on Wednesday due to a right elbow strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Mead hasn't appeared in a game since July 23, and he's apparently dealing with an elbow issue that's expected to keep him sidelined until at least mid-August. The 21-year-old has appeared in 72 games between the Double-A and Triple-A levels this year and has slashed .293/.387/.534 with 13 home runs, 50 RBI, 42 runs and seven stolen bases.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Missing in action

    Mead left a game for Triple-A Durham on July 23 with an undisclosed injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    He has not been placed on the injured list, so perhaps it is a day-to-day issue. Mead, one of the best hitters in all the minors, is slashing .293/.387/.534 with 13 home runs, a 17.9 K% and a 10.9 BB% in 72 games as a 21-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Moved up to Triple-A

    The Rays promoted Mead from Double-A Montgomery to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Australian-born Mead went 1-for-4 in his Durham debut Tuesday after receiving the promotion. A 21-year-old corner infielder, Mead has followed up a breakout 2021 campaign in the minors by slashing .305/.394/.548 with 31 extra-base hits and six stolen bases across 246 plate appearances at Montgomery.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Scorching in June

    Mead is hitting .333/.410/.639 with six home runs, four steals and an 8:18 BB:K through 19 games in June for Double-A Montgomery.

    The 21-year-old Australian has hit for average all year long, but he's turned on the power this month as well. One of the better pure hitters in the minors, Mead is due -- perhaps overdue -- for a promotion to Triple-A Durham, where he actually played four games (going 6-for-14 with a homer and two doubles) last season.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Back in action at Double-A

    Mead (illness) has gone 2-for-9 with a walk in his two games for Double-A Montgomery since being reinstated from the affiliate's COVID-19-related injured list Thursday.

    Mead missed just under two weeks of action after testing positive for the virus in mid-May. The 21-year-old corner infielder has been a standout performer for Montgomery in 2022, slashing .286/.386/.496 with four home runs and a stolen base.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: On COVID IL

    Mead is on the COVID-19 injured list at Double-A Montgomery, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.

    Fortunately it shouldn't be a long absence for Mead, who last played May 15. He is hitting .291/.392/.518 with four home runs and a 13.8 K% in 130 plate appearances.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Hitting with authority in Double-A

    Mead is batting .308/.402/.549 with four homers, 10 doubles and a 10:15 BB:K through 25 games for Double-A Montgomery.

    Mead entered the season with a reputation as a high-contact, doubles-over-homers hitter (15 long balls and 38 doubles across three levels last year), and that's exactly what he's been so far in 2022. The power production may never be elite, but he's just 21 and has time to grow into more; meanwhile, with his gap-to-gap approach and low strikeout rate, it looks like he'll have a great shot at hitting for average in the majors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Age: 22
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R