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San Diego Padres NL West
Austin Hedges • #18 • C
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'1", 206 lbs.
Born:Aug 18, 1992 (27 yrs) in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Hometown:San Juan Capistrano, CA
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by San Diego in 2011 (2/82).
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Scouting Report
Is an exceptional defensive catcher, with outstanding throwing ability from behind the plate, a quick release and also great agility. His receiving skills are off-the-charts good, overall. Can also be a solid contact hitter. Is woefully inconsistent at the dish, prone to huge hitting slumps. Also, the jury is still out on his long-term power stroke at the big-league level. Gets into trouble when he starts to swing for the fences.
Long Range Potential: Talented, defense-first catcher with some upside.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Pacific Coast League (AAA) All-Star Team 2016
Midwest League (A) All-Star Team 2012
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