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Austin Hedges

23-Year-Old Catcher – San Diego Padres

2015 Stats

AVG

.189

HR

2

RBI

9

R

8

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 i...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   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.

June 16, 2015  –  Austin Hedges News

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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 40 106 95 8 18 4 2 0 2 9 0 0 6 26 2 2 1 .189 .240 .274 .514
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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
Aug. 30 @Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .240 .274 .514
Aug. 29 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .233 .274 .507
Aug. 26 @Was 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .240 .283 .523
Aug. 25 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 23 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .229 .273 .502
Aug. 22 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .228 .282 .510
Aug. 21 StL Did not play.
Aug. 19 Atl 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .228 .282 .510
Aug. 18 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 17 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .225 .268 .493
Aug. 15 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .233 .278 .511
Aug. 14 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .235 .282 .517
Aug. 12 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 11 Cin 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .244 .293 .537
Aug. 10 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .231 .282 .513
Aug. 9 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 8 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 7 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 6 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .216 .279 .495
Aug. 5 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .219 .284 .503
Aug. 4 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Mil 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .229 .297 .526
Aug. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 30 @NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .200 .283 .483
Jul. 29 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .206 .293 .499
Last 7 Days 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Last 14 Days 17 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .235 .498
Last 30 Days 41 5 10 1 0 0 3 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .326 .268 .594

Austin Hedges: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 31

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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
2015273140.222.407.674

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015685150.176.221.440

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015303250.200.433.698

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015655040.185.200.417
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 106 95 5.7% 24.5% 0.23 73% .239 .085
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2015 Stat Review for Austin Hedges    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.189 AVG
TERRIBLE
73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.239 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.274 SLG
TERRIBLE
.085 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.7% BB Rate
WEAK
24.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.514 OPS
TERRIBLE
.240 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

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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Hedges, 21, is batting .232/.274/.344 with six home runs and 41 RBI through 98 games for Double-A San Antonio.

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Hedges is slashing just .244/.290/.358 in 82 games at Double-A San Antonio this season.

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Hedges is hitting .242/.292/.343 with a homer, 10 RBI and a 4:19 BB:K over 26 games at Double-A San Antonio.

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Hedges is 3-for-8 (.375) with one RBI through two games for Double-A San Antonio.

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Hedges was assigned to minor league camp Sunday.

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Hedges will receive a non-roster invitation to Padres spring training, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Hedges had a big game in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.