04/09/2017 - National Tryout Plus - Lake Charles, LA Austin is a young 2019 Switch-hitting Catching prospect. As a Catcher, Austin Receives the ball well on the outer half of the plate, gets his chest behind the ball when blocking, and is accurate when throwing to the bases. If he continues to work on getting his hips down into a lower secondary, exchanging the ball in front of his chest, and gaining ground on his throws to second (short jab step), he will decrease his pop times. Working under the ball on pitches low and in pitches will help increase his ability to steal strikes when receiving. As a hitter, Austin gets his hands into the drive position, backs the ball up, and hits the ball with power the other way. If he continues to work on landing soft on the front foot, attacking the inside part of the ball, and drives the back hip to the ball, he will continue to get extension through the ball.