02/11/2018 - College PREP - Stockton (Sacramento), CA Austin is a young, athletic catching prospect with lots of projection to his game. He is very advanced defensively with feel for receiving and smooth actions and movements behind the plate. His feet are quick and he drops to block at a good angle to deaden the ball to center. He receives well and shows a quick exchange and release to make strong, accurate throws (2.01 pop time). At the plate, he shows an athletic setup and strong stride to incorporate his lower half. His hands are quick through the zone as he stays balanced to make consistent contact and deliver the barrel. Getting his swing path level through the zone will lead to more line drives and base hits. Austin is a well-rounded prospect who looks to have a bright future in the game.