05/13/2018 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Austin is a strong, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed a range of 2.09-2.26 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process, centering balls out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work to and through the baseball, creating extension. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. With 2 years to further develop, Austin has the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.