12/03/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Sacramento, CA Auston is a lean, athletic C/OF. Defensively behind the plate, he displays quick footwork and gives a solid target. He's quick to block and recover and gets rid of the ball with a clean exchange. In the OF, he takes active routes/angles as he tracks down fly balls. He tries to work behind on fly balls and fires the ball strongly to his target. With the stick, Auston shows an athletic setup with smooth rhythm to load. His lower 1/2 stays firm as he swings on a direct path through the zone and gets extension through contact. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Low setup 2. Develop softer hands 3. Arm strength (long toss) Outfield 1. Quick footwork 2. Stay behind on fly balls 3. Clean exchange to throw Offense 1. Stay balanced 2. Improve bat speed 3. Use middle of the field approach