Check out the younger Meadows' 2-HR game

March 11th, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Little brother showed he has some big pop in his bat, as crushed two homers in the Tigers' 16-7 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at CoolToday Park.

The younger brother of teammate Austin and the Tigers' No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Parker launched a pair of behemoth long balls -- a solo homer in the fourth inning that bounced off the office building in right, and a two-run shot in the sixth that gave Detroit an 8-5 lead.

Meadows also had an RBI single in the fifth inning and a walk in the second. Batting in front of his younger brother in the fifth spot, Austin also poked an RBI single in the fifth and added a two-run single before Parker's blast in the sixth.

Parker, a second-round Draft pick of the Tigers in 2018, hit 20 homers and drove in 58 runs over 127 games between High-A West Michigan and Double-A Erie in '22. Saturday's home runs were his third and fourth this spring, and he's batting .346 (9-for-26) overall.

"He's getting a ton of experience," Tigers manager AJ Hinch said. "Obviously, he's having a great time, he's performing. He's made great strides over the last 12 months. From repeating levels and feeling like he was going to be in West Michigan forever, to the adjustments in Double-A, now he's playing in big league camp.

"When he's in the strike zone, he can do a lot of damage."