08/05/2012 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Austin is a thin, 1st baseman who will graduate in 2014. Defensively, Austin has decent range, he squares up to the ball, and he gets his glove out in front. He has okay range, a clean exchange, and he throws with some accuracy to his target. Lighter feet, playing more through the ball, and a looser arm action will help defense get better. At the plate, Austin has an open set-up, good balance, and fast bat speed. He makes hard / consistent contact, he can work the ball gap-to-gap, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. Earlier hands and a better load will help to improve his hitting abilities.