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Austin Hedges

23-Year-Old Catcher – San Diego Padres

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Hedges was called up on May 5 and was with the big league club the rest of the way, working primarily in a backup role. Offensively, there is a lot of room for improvement, which is not a surprise bec...

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hand     EST. RETURN:  5/25/2016
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/18/1992
BORN: San Juan Capistrano, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Austin Hedges Contract Information:

The Padres signed Hodges to a $2.75 million contract Monday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

April 27, 2016  –  Austin Hedges News

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Hedges (hand) will undergo surgery on his hand and will be out four-to-six weeks, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

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Austin Hedges Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 18 R PEO 5 22 16 3 5 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 .313 .500 .500 1.000
2011 18 A EUG 4 12 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .450
2012 19 A FOR 96 373 337 44 94 38 28 0 10 56 14 9 23 62 2 4 7 .279 .334 .451 .785
2013 20 A+ LAK 66 266 233 34 63 27 22 1 4 30 5 4 22 45 1 4 6 .270 .343 .425 .768
2013 20 AA SAN 20 75 67 4 15 3 3 0 0 8 3 1 6 9 1 0 1 .224 .297 .269 .566
2014 21 AA SAN 113 457 427 31 96 27 19 2 6 44 1 3 23 89 2 2 3 .225 .268 .321 .589
2015 22 AAA EL 21 79 71 12 23 10 8 0 2 15 1 0 8 8 0 0 0 .324 .392 .521 .913
2015 22 MAJ SD 56 152 137 13 23 5 2 0 3 11 0 0 8 38 3 3 1 .168 .215 .248 .463
2016 23 AAA EL 10 39 36 7 12 5 3 0 2 9 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 .333 .385 .583 .968
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3-Year Averages     56 152 137 13 23 5 2 0 3 11 0 0 8 38 3 3 1 .168 .215 .248 .463
Career  (View All)     56 152 137 13 23 5 2 0 3 11 0 0 8 38 3 3 1 .168 .215 .248 .463

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Austin Hedges Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 1 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 30 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 29 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 27 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 26 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 25 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 24 StL Did not play.
Apr. 23 StL Did not play.
Apr. 22 StL Did not play.
Apr. 21 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 20 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 19 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 17 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 16 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 15 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 6 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 5 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 4 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Austin Hedges: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 47

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Austin Hedges: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 18

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Austin Hedges Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015446140.136.250.420

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015937270.183.247.483

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015525260.135.269.473

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015858150.188.235.458
Austin Hedges Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 18 R PEO 22 16 22.7% 4.5% 5.00 94% .286 .187
2011 18 A EUG 12 10 16.7% 25% 0.67 70% .143 .100
2012 19 A FOR 373 337 6.2% 16.6% 0.37 82% .317 .172
2013 20 A+ LAK 266 233 8.3% 16.9% 0.49 81% .321 .155
2013 20 AA SAN 75 67 8% 12% 0.67 87% .259 .045
2014 21 AA SAN 457 427 5% 19.5% 0.26 79% .271 .096
2015 22 AAA EL 79 71 10.1% 10.1% 1.00 89% .344 .197
2015 22 MAJ SD 152 137 5.3% 25% 0.21 72% .208 .080
2016 23 AAA EL 39 36 5.1% 17.9% 0.29 81% .370 .250
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3-Year Averages     152 137 5.3% 25% 0.21 72% .208 .080
Career     152 137 5.3% 25% 0.21 72% .208 .080

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Austin Hedges: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Contrary to a previous report, Hedges has a hamate bone fracture and will miss six-to-eight weeks, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

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Hedges was placed on the 7-day, minor league DL on Saturday due to a hand contusion, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Hedges was assigned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.

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Hedges will likely start the season with Triple-A El Paso, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

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Hedges went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Hedges hit his first career home run Tuesday against the A's.

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Hedges will make his first big league start Wednesday against San Francisco, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Hedges' contract was selected by the Padres on Monday.

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Hedges will be called up for Monday's game against the Giants, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Hedges is batting .355 with two home runs and 15 RBI through 19 games at Triple-A El Paso this season.

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Hedges was reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Hedges spent all of 2014 at Double-A San Antonio, where questions have surfaced regarding his ability to hit upper level pitching. Just 22, defense has been the calling card for Hedges to this point in his development, and he may continue advancing through the San Diego system even after posting a sub-.600 OPS in the Texas League last season. While he will carry plenty of value to the Padres regardless of his offensive ceiling, owners hoping to lock up a quality bat at a scarce position in dynasty leagues may want to look elsewhere. At his peak, Hedges could have enough power to push double-digit home runs annually, but it may come with a low average. He has all of the tools to be a premier defensive player upon arrival, which could afford him more regular playing time than his bat is actually ready for. Hedges will likely begin 2015 at Triple-A El Paso, but he should get his first look in the big leagues before the end of the season.

2014

Hedges, one of the top catching prospects in baseball, reached the Texas League as a 20-year-old this past season. In 86 games between High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, he combined to post a .260 average with four homers, 38 RBI, 38 runs, eight steals, and a 28:54 BB:K ratio. If his skill set as a hitter wasn't enough, he's thrown out 32 percent (87-of-269) of potential basestealers in his two-plus minor league seasons. If all goes as planned, he should reach Triple-A Tucson at some point in 2014.

2013

A 2011 second-round draft pick, Hedges is a defensive minded catcher still working his way through the Padres' minor league system. The fact that his glove is his main strength should only help to speed up his timetable to the majors. Last season, the Padres thought so highly of him they sent him to Low-A Fort Wayne for the full season, where hit .279/.334/.451 with 10 homers over 373 plate appearances. At High-A Lake Elsinore of the California League, his numbers should spike as the ball is known to carry in those parks. Only 20 years old, Hedges needs time to develop his bat and hone all the skills that are required to play catcher at the major league level. Keep him in mind, when you're thinking about prospects with long-term upside.