10/11/2015 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Austin is a lean, lanky SS/OF that will graduate in 2018 with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 6.93 60 time. At SS, defensive grades are now solid, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active / aggressive as he works around ground balls and plays through with momentum to his target. He moves well laterally, displaying range in the MIF. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry on his throws. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and covers a lot of ground. He utilizes two hands well and catches everything out front. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Arm strength is well above average with throws displaying life, accuracy, and on line carry. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are loose / quick, flashing bat speed through an aggressive approach. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to level out swing path, staying on top of ball. With 3 years to further develop, Austin has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.