09/04/2020 - HS All-Region Tournament
Austin continues to shine on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Austin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, feet are active but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is soft and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 3 for 6. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
07/22/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Roseville (Minneapolis), MN
Austin is a tall, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and OF. In the INF, Austin has active feet, he covers ground, and fields in a square position. He makes plays, flashes a solid backhand, and has a short/accurate arm across the diamond. In the OF, Austin has a presentable glove, he tracks well, and makes the routine plays on balls hit his way. He gathers himself properly, and throws with accuracy and consistency to his cut off man. At the plate, Austin has a tall stance, he loads his hands well, and he stands in with balance. He has a consistent/direct barrel and he makes square contact. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch action
3. Fielding position
1. Lower body
3. Let ball travel