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Austin Hedges | Catcher | #18

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Austin Hedges smacked a clutch ninth-inning double to give the Padres a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Giants on Saturday.
The Padres trailed 2-1 and were down to their last out when Hedges punched a line drive to right field to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs. The young catcher reached the majors on the back of his stellar defense but was the hero with the bat today. He has a .214 batting average with 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 120 games. Sep 30 - 7:57 PM

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Austin Hedges finished 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's victory against Colorado.

It was his first three-hit game since June 12, and just the second multi-hit game since Aug. 22. He is a tremendous asset to fantasy owners for his work in the power categories, but he struggles mightily in batting average.
Sep 24 - 1:22 AM

Austin Hedges slugged his 18th home run of the season Monday in the Padres' win over the Diamondbacks.

Hedges hit a solo shot off Arizona starter Patrick Corbin in the bottom of the second inning to give the Padres an early 4-0 lead. Hunter Renfroe had cranked a three-run bomb in the bottom of the first. Hedges finished the night 1-for-3 and he is batting just .211/.254/.396 in 112 total games this season, but the power at least is something to dream on.
Sep 19 - 1:31 AM

Austin Hedges hit his 17th homer to give the Padres their only run Wednesday against the Twins.

Hedges is now just three homers away from having one of the worst offensive seasons for a 20-homer guy ever. He's batting .211/.255/.393 in 351 at-bats, and he's scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Sep 14 - 1:44 AM

Austin Hedges went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Cardinals.

Hedges isn't overtaking J.P. Arencibia, but he has a chance to finish with the second-worst OPS ever for a 20-homer guy. Right now, he has a .641 OPS and 16 homers. Arencibia miraculously managed a .592 OPS while hitting 21 homers for the Jays in 2013. The only other player to come in under .650 was Willie Kirkland, who had a .649 OPS and 21 homers in 1962. Rougned Odor is also in the mix here; he had 27 homers and a .655 OPS entering tonight's game.
Sep 4 - 7:58 PM

Austin Hedges singled and belted a three-run homer Tuesday in St. Louis.

Hedges' blast to left field in the seventh just cleared the wall and officially broke the game open. He's put up a lowly .219 average and .256 on-base percentage, but Hedges has been adequate enough for fantasy owners with his 16 longballs.
Aug 23 - 12:23 AM

Austin Hedges finished 2-for-3 with a double and two-run home run across three at-bats in Tuesday's game against Minnesota.

His two-run bomb provided the Padres with late-inning insurance in the 3-0 victory. Hedges was much better after going hitless across four at-bats with three strikeouts in his return from the 7-day concussion disabled list on July 30.
Aug 2 - 3:36 AM

Padres activated C Austin Hedges from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

He missed the last couple weeks of action. Hedges is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Padres on Sunday.
Jul 30 - 1:43 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment in the Arizona League on Friday.

The plan is for him to catch 5-7 innings and if all goes well, he'll be activated in time for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates. Hedges landed on the DL with a minor concussion a little over a week ago.
Jul 27 - 7:05 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) will not be activated when first eligible.

Hedges is back with the club and is feeling better, but he needs to go through a full workout before being cleared to return to game action. That's expected to happen in the next couple days, so he should return later this week if all goes well.
Jul 24 - 7:49 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) has rejoined the Padres in San Francisco.

Hedges was having trouble with his depth perception but returned to normal after a few days of vision training. The Padres are saying he suffered a "very, very minor" concussion. Hedges felt good after taking some swings on Thursday and it wouldn't be a surprise if he returned from the DL when first eligible.
Jul 20 - 9:12 PM

Padres placed C Austin Hedges on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Hedges took a foul tip off his mask last Friday and is still experiencing concussion symptoms. Jose Valdez has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding roster move and will join the Padres' bullpen on Tuesday night.
Jul 18 - 6:49 PM

Austin Hedges (head) was scratched from the Padres' lineup Monday.

Hedges was initially supposed to return to action after missing two games following a foul tip off his mask last Friday, but he's still not feeling quite right. At this point, we can't rule out a trip to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Hector Sanchez will get another start Monday.
Jul 17 - 6:56 PM

Austin Hedges (head) missed a second straight day on Sunday due to a "general haze" after taking a foul ball off of his mask, but he is improving and could return to the lineup as early as Monday.

It's very encouraging that he was not diagnosed with a concussion and isn't expected to need any time on the disabled list. The club just wanted to take every possible precaution with their prized backstop. Look for him to return early in the week.
Jul 16 - 9:28 PM

Austin Hedges (head) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out two straight after taking a foul tip off his mask Friday. Hector Sanchez will again do the catching.
Jul 16 - 1:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Luis Torrens
3Rocky Gale
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Matt Szczur
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Richard
2Dinelson Lamet
3Luis Perdomo
4Robbie Erlin
5Colin Rea
6Bryan Mitchell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Carter Capps
5Jose Torres
6Miguel Diaz
7Matt Strahm
8Travis Wood
9Buddy Baumann
10Colten Brewer
11Jose Castillo
12Kyle McGrath
13Brad Wieck
14Jonathan Aro