01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Austin is an athletic 2023 SS prospect that was eager to learn and worked hard all weekend. At SS, Austin is on time with his prep step, he moves well to the ball, and works from the ground up. He shows good arm strength from the hole, throws from multiple arm angles, and makes accurate throws. He needs to continue to improve his first step to the ball and improve his footwork on double plays. At the plate, Austin starts in an athletic stance, has rhythm in his hands, and gets his front foot down on time. He gets the barrel on plane to the ball, rotates his core, and looks to drive the ball gap to gap. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball, keep his head down at contact, and create backside rotation with his lower half. Austin will continue to build arm strength through a long toss program and we hope to see his progress in the future.