Meaux has until Aug. 15 to decide whether to sign a contract, should the Phillies decide to offer him one by then, and he has said he will let the summer run its course before making any decision about what the fall might hold. But whatever contemplation he's done since being drafted has happened on the go.
Santa Barbara is Meaux's second team of a summer that has already taken him to the East Coast and back. His debut with the Foresters on June 12 was followed by a brief but formative two-game stint in the Cape Cod League, where he ventured with a temporary roster spot waiting for him and made a June 17 debut.
"You're always looking for your guys to work to get better," UCSB Coach Bob Brontsema says. "His time in the Cape, even though it was short, was valuable for him and I think he'll be able to utilize that. I wish he could have stayed there a little bit longer.