USA Baseball 17U Championships Austin is a lean, athletic catcher with a promising future on the diamond. He utilizes his feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.28-2.32 with accuracy through his target. Pop times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He is flexible and displays a solid setup and utilizes his body well through the blocking process. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. He gets to a strong launch position and shows quick hands (81 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus with strength in his swing as the baseball explodes off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Austin has a ton of potential and is a sure player to follow.