05/06/2012 - College PREP - Lakewood (Denver), CO Austin is a young RHP/SS that will graduate in 2016. On the mound, fastball ranges from 69-71 mph and the ability to throw for strikes. Curveball has an 11/5 shape with near fastball arm speed and can locate. Arm action is a short high 3/4 which will need to get longer to improve pitching grades. He reaches a tall balance point with smooth separation and a downhill finish. Would like to see him finish with his changeup has the tendency to push CH. Defensively, Austin does a good job working from the ground up in his fielding position. Hands are soft but can work on covering with his top hand. Flashes good rhythm and takes proper angles to the ball. Offensively, Austin has a smooth load with a short stride. He does a nice job hitting the ball where it is pitched spraying the ball all over the field. Lower half works well, he needs to work on keeping his hands back and trusting his lower half. With 4 years of further development, Austin shows potential to be a special player as he physically matures.