10/16/2011 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Austin is a thin, athletic 2B that will graduate in 2012. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.23 60 time. In the IF, hands are presented out front and show soft, clean glove action with accuracy on his throws. To improve defensive grades, he needs to work on getting rid of the baseball quicker. At the plate, Cowan shows a balanced approach with rhythm in his approach. He works on time as he loads well getting his body into a strong launch position. Swing path is short, level as he makes consistent contact. Power numbers will improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. Austin has abilities with a lot of room to improve.