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Brian Meadows MLB Career Stats

47-62 5.05 960.2 454 1.46

Brian Meadows Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Brian Meadows
  • Born: 11/21/1975 in Montgomery, AL
  • Draft: 1994, Florida Marlins, 3rd rd. (70th overall)
  • High School: Charles Henderson, Troy, AL
  • Debut: April 4, 1998
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2006
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MLB Career Stats 47 62 5.05 336 122 10 960.2 454 1.46


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Season SV Rank
2006 8 18th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2000 2 13th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1998 4.54 3rd in NL
1999 3.63 2nd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1998 1.91 15th in NL
1999 1.26 6th in NL


Season H Rank
1998 222 15th in NL
1999 214 18th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 31 9th in NL

Matthew Brian Meadows Bio Info

In 1994 graduated from Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama, where he played baseball...supports Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation and the March of Dimes programs in Alabama. 2006 For the Devil Rays made 53 apps and posted a career-high 8 saves...was his third consecutive 50-appearance season...entered the season with 2 career saves in 161 relief apps...was a non-roster invitee to spring training with the Dodgers but was released on 3/29...on 4/1 was signed to a Major League contract by TB and spent the season there...was 1 of only 5 Devil Rays players and 1 of only 2 pitchers to stay on the active roster all season (Shawn Camp, Carl Crawford, Damon Hollins, Josh Paul)...became the staff's closer in the middle of June, after Tyler Walker suffered an elbow the closer's role converted 8-10 save opps before he returned to middle relief in early August, when Seth McClung was promoted...from 6/21-8/5 converted his first 8 save opps...10 times worked at least 2.0 innings, including a season-best 3.1ip on 9/25 vs NYY that tied Ruddy Lugo for the longest by a Devil Rays reliever all season...posted a 2.84era in save situations and a 6.04era in non-save his Rays debut, on 4/5 at Bal, allowed 8 hits and 6 earned runs in 1.2 innings...his season ERA without that outing drops to 4.50...posted a 3.38 ERA in September (13.1ip). 2005 Spent second straight full season in Pittsburgh's bullpen...Ranked third on staff in appearances behind Salomon Torres (78) and Rick White (71)...Made season debut on 4/6 vs. Milwaukee and surrendered one run in 1.0 inning of work. ...Was scored upon once in five outings from 4/7-15...Retired just one batter and was tagged for a season-high six runs on 4/18 vs. St. Louis (the Cardinals scored nine runs in the 9th inning)...Whiffed three batters in 2.0 innings of scoreless relief on 4/29 vs. San Francisco...Was scored upon just once in nine outings from 4/19 thru 5/23...Did not allow a walk in 12 straight outings from 5/2 thru 6/2...Earned first win with a scoreless inning of work on 5/31 vs. Florida. ...Picked up second victory in three outings on 6/7 vs. Baltimore (the Pirates overcame a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5)...Served up a two-run home run to Tampa Bay's Alex Gonzalez in the top of the 13th inning and took the loss on 6/12...Did not allow a run in his next nine outings (9.0ip) following loss on 6/12...Picked up third win in Pittsburgh's 11-10 come-from-behind win on 7/3 @Milwaukee...Was charged with five runs in his first appearance following the All-Star break on 7/15 @Chicago...Issued just six walks in his final 27 outings (34.2ip) from 7/20 thru the remainder of the season. ...Suffered first "blown save" after giving up three runs in 1.0ip on 8/3 vs. San Diego (it was the club's first blown save since 6/15 @Yankee Stadium)...Worked a season-high 3.0 innings on 8/22 vs. St. Louis...Was scored upon five times in six outings (5er) from 8/28 thru 9/8...Was charged with second "blown save" on 9/8 vs. Arizona after serving up a home run to Luis Terrero in 6th inning...Surrendered at least one hit in 24 of his last 27 appearances and one run in six of his last 11 outings...Went 0-for-2 in save situations and allowed 11 of his 25 inherited runners to score...Went 0-for-1 at the plate, flying out @Cincinnati on 9/10. 2004 In his first full season as a reliever ranked T3rd on the Pirates' staff in apps with a career-high 68...had a 2.68era near the end of July but in his last 25 apps of the year posted a 5.20era (27.2ip, 16er) that raised overall mark to season-ending 3.58...allowed just 2 earned runs in his first 11 apps of the season (20.2ip, 0.63era)...shut out opponents in 9 of his 10 apps in July, when he posted a the 13-2 win at Cubs on 4/12 threw 3.0 scoreless innings for his second professional save...on 4/21 vs Cubs threw a season-high 4.0 innings...he followed starter Josh Fogg, who did not record an out in the 12-1 loss...allowed 1hr in his first 49g (54.1ip) and 6hr in his last 19g (23.2ip). 2003 Went 7-0, 1.41 with 1 shutout in 8 starts and 1 relief appearance for Class AAA Nashville and made 34 apps, including 7 starts, during 3 stints with the Pirates (4/22-6/13, 6/25-6/29, 7/23-rest of the season)...twice was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week (4/14-4/20, 7/14-7/20)...did not walk a batter at Nashville (51ip)...that streak without a walk reached a league-record 69.2 innings, dating back to his first 3 starts for the Sounds went 3-0, 1.00...wet 2-0, 0.69 in his last 2 starts of that stretch and earned his first PCL Pitcher of the Week award while teammate John Barnes earned Player of the Week honors...they were the first teammates to win the PCL's awards in the same week since Mike Lincoln and Mario Valdez did it with Salt Lake from 5/22-28, 2000...on 7/18 at Omaha retired the first 21 batters he faced and finished with a 2-hit shutout...again was named PCL Pitcher of the Week..on 7/23 was recalled for the third time and spent the rest of the season with the Pirates...on 5/5 at Hou allowed just 1 run in 4.2 innings of relief...on 7/30 vs SD threw 3.0 scoreless innings to earn his first professional save...on 8/2 vs Col threw 7.0 shutout innings in the 1-0 victory...on 8/19 at StL singled off Edwin Yan to snap an 0-for-28 skid. 2002 Was a non-roster invitee to spring training camp with the Twins...was released on 3/28 and 2 days later was signed by the Pirates to a minor league contract...spent most of the season at Class AAA Nasvhille, where he went 9-8, 4.27 in 22 starts and 1 relief appearance...on 7/31 was promoted to Pit and spent the rest of the season there...made 11 starts for the Pirates, who went 3-8 in his his first 6 starts went 1-3 despite a 2.70era and allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 5 of those apps...made his Pit debut on 8/1 vs Col and despite allowing just 2er in 6.0 innings suffered the 3-0 loss to Jason Jennings, who didn't allow a hit until 2 were out in the sixth inning...lost his first 3 starts before a victory on 8/17 vs a duel with Greg Maddux on 8/28 vs Atl threw 8.0 shutout innings but received no decision...while pitching for Nashville lost his first 3 decisions and 6 of his first 8...from 6/6-7/17 went a 6-0 victory on 6/6 vs New Orleans recorded a season-high 12 his last 4 starts for the Sounds allowed just 1 19 of his 22 starts walked 2 or fewer batters. 2001 Began season with the Royals and went 1-6, 6.97 in 10 starts before he was optioned to Class AAA Omaha on 5/29...spent the rest of the season in the minor leagues...was the starting pitcher for KC's home opener on 4/6 vs Min...lost his first 4 decisions before beating the Indians on 5/10...threw at least 6.0 innings in 4 of his 10 starts for the Royals...for Omaha ranked T3rd on the pitching staff in victories (6) and fourth in innings pitched (105.0). 2000 For the Padres and Royals combined to finish 13-10, 5.13 with 2 complete games in 32 starts and 1 relief appearance...established career highs in victories (13) and innings pitched (196.1)...following the 1999 season had been traded from the Marlins to SD...began the 2000 campaign with the Padres and went 7-8, 5.34 in 22 apps, all starts, before he was traded to the Royals on 7/31 for RHP Jay Witasick...finished the season with KC and went 6-2, 4.77 with 2cg in 10 starts and 1 relief appearance...threw his complete games on 8/21 at Bal (2-1 loss) and 9/6 vs NYY (3-2 win)...on 8/5 at Bos made his first Major League relief appearance...went 4-0 from 9/1-9/16. 1999 Led the Marlins in wins (11) and starts (31) and ranked second in innings pitched (178.1)...became the first Marlins pitcher to win his first 3 starts of a season (3-0, 2.53) his last 28 starts went 8-15, 6.02...on 4/9 vs Phi threw a season-high 8.1 innings...on 4/20 vs SF recorded 6 strikeouts and as a batter produced his first career extra-base hit, a double off Chris 5 starts from 7/19-8/13 went 4-1, 4.60...only 4 times walked more than 3 batters in an appearance...following the season was traded to the Padres. 1998 In his Major League debut led the Marlins in victories (11)...led all National League rookies in innings pitched (174.1) and ranked second in victories (11) July and August spent time on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin...made his Major League debut on 4/4 vs Mil...earned his first career victory in his third start, on 4/15 vs 3 starts from 4/15-4/24 went 3-0, 0.41 (22ip, 1er)...on 4/19 at Ari singled off Jeff Suppan for his first career a 5-1 win on 4/24 vs Col threw a 9-hitter for his first complete game...on 5/5 vs SF had a career-best 8 strikeouts...over 6 starts from 6/19-7/18 went 5-0, 3.00 in the longest winning streak of his career. 1997 Spent full season with Portland (Marlins' AA) ... Shared Eastern League lead in games started ... Ranked second in complete games and was third in innings pitched and walks per-9.0ip (2.25) ... Ranked second on club in wins and strikeouts ... Went 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA over eight starts from 7/25 thru 8/29...Compiled a 2-0 record and a 1.08 ERA (16.2ip/2er) in two post-season games. ... Finished the campaign with an 8-0 record and a 1.86 ERA in his last 10 starts, including the playoffs. 1996 Began season with Brevard County (Marlins' A)...Led club in complete games and shutouts and was second in wins and ERA...Was promoted to Portland on 8/9 ... Went 8-8 with a 3.69 ERA with the two clubs. 1995 Spent full season with Kane County (Marlins' A) ... Shared club lead in games started, was second in wins and innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts. 1994 Made professional debut with Florida's Gulf Coast League affiliate after being selected by the Marlins in the third round of the June draft ... Averaged 8.03 strikeouts per-9.0ip and 1.46 walks per-9.0ip.