12/04/2011 - College PREP - McCook (Chicago), IL Austin is a thin and young two-way player that will graduate in 2013. Defensively at shortstop, he shows good pre-pitch prep, an aggressive approach to the ball and he takes proper angles to both sides. He needs to continue to work on arm strength, play through the ball, play on the balls of his feet and relax his glove hand. At the plate, he shows a tall stance, short stride and an opposite field approach. To continue to improve his game, Austin needs to have a better pre-pitch load, get more use out of his lower half, level out his swing and get his front foot down on time. On the mound, he shows a clean arm action getting good extension after his release. He throws his fastball between 70-73 mph with slight arm side run. He needs to continue to develop his off speed pitches, long toss and work on a better balance point and tempo while pitching.