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Austin Hedges | Catcher | #18

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 (thigh) is out again Wednesday against the Cubs.
Hedges suffered a bad bruise on his right thigh in a nasty home-plate collision with Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning of Monday's series opener. Hedges should be ready to go Friday against the Tigers, after a scheduled team off day Thursday. Luis Torrens is behind the plate and batting eighth Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Jun 21 - 11:51 AM

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Padres manager Andy Green said Tuesday that Austin Hedges (thigh) will avoid the disabled list.

Hedges left Monday's series opener against the Cubs after bruising his right thigh on a nasty collision at home plate with Anthony Rizzo. Green said the 24-year-old catcher is "banged up" and won't start Tuesday but should be fine after a short period of rest.
Jun 20 - 4:02 PM

Austin Hedges left Monday's game against the Cubs with a bruised right thigh.

Hedges suffered the injury when Anthony Rizzo collided with him at home plate. It's unclear whether it's something that might cause him to miss some games, but the Padres should have more on his status later Monday.
Jun 19 - 10:25 PM

Austin Hedges went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Reds on Monday.

This is easily Hedges's best game of the year that didn't include a homer. It's his first three-hit game and just the fourth in which he's had multiple hits that weren't homers. Of course, he does have 11 homers, so no one is complaining.
Jun 13 - 1:41 AM

Austin Hedges homered Saturday against the Rockies, his third straight game with a home run.

Hedges went 1-for-3 with the solo homer in the loss. He's now got 11 homers on the year, tied with Salvador Perez for most among backstops. The power is nice, but the .218/.270/.455 line is harder to swallow. Hedges is still best left for deep two-catcher leagues and NL-only settings.
Jun 3 - 11:50 PM

Austin Hedges finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two run scored and two RBI in Friday's game against the Rockies.

Hedges has two straight multi-hit games with a double, two homers and six RBI over the past two outings. He had managed just six RBI across his previous 26 games from April 30 to May 29. Hedges needs a few more big performances to make him worth fantasy consideration outside of deeper NL-only play.
Jun 3 - 2:29 AM

Austin Hedges finished 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run and a career-high four RBI in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Hedges doesn't offer much in the way of average, but he packs a punch in the power categories for catcher-eligible players. He has racked up three homers with 10 RBI over the past 20 games to make him a decent No. 2 backstop in NL-only fantasy play.
May 31 - 3:07 AM

Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Hedges knocked in two runs with a double in the third inning and later socked a solo homer off Miguel Gonzalez in the fifth. The 24-year-old leads all catcher-eligible players with eight home runs, but he’s batting just .196 with a .250 on-base percentage.
May 13 - 12:53 AM

Austin Hedges went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI in Saturday's extra-innings loss against the Marlins.

Hedges is up to five homers and 11 RBI which is great news for his fantasy owners, including finding the seats in each of his past three outings. While he is trending in the right direction with 10 hits over the past 33 at-bats (.303), he is still hitting just .179 overall. Consider him only in NL-only seasonal play, although he has emerged as a nice DFS value while on his power binge.
Apr 23 - 2:11 AM

Austin Hedges homered in a second straight game Friday against the Marlins.

It was a three-run shot off David Phelps tonight. Hedges opened the season 0-for-23, but he's 9-for-28 with four homers and two doubles in his last eight games. We wouldn't put too much stock into the surge, though; he's still a bottom-tier starting catcher for fantasy purposes.
Apr 22 - 12:58 AM

Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

The Padres held a 3-1 lead with one out in the seventh inning when Hedges unloaded for the solo shot against Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delgado for a little insurance. The 24-year-old backstop has picked up the pace of late following a slow start, notching eight hits in his last 24 at-bats, including three homers and a pair of doubles.
Apr 20 - 11:51 PM

Austin Hedges hit his second home run of the season Monday in the Padres' loss to the Braves.

It was a go-ahead two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning off Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino. Atlanta tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a home run by Freddie Freeman -- his second of the night -- and Dansby Swanson walked it off for the Braves with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Hedges also drew a walk and doubled off Braves starter Jaime Garcia, finishing 2-for-3.
Apr 17 - 10:39 PM

Austin Hedges doubled and homered in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

Hedges squared up an R.A. Dickey pitch in the second inning to get on the board. The double was also a promising sign after he'd gone his first 10 games without an extra-base hit. Hedges now has hits in three straight games, but considering that they're the only three games in which he's gotten a hit, the 24-year-old still has some work to do to raise his .114/.184/.229 line to something even close to league average.
Apr 16 - 12:49 AM

Austin Hedges is still hitless for the season after going 0-for-4 on Tuesday.

Hedges is 0-for-23. The Padres had some expectations for him offensively this year after he performed well in Triple-A last season, but defense remains the priority and there haven't been any complaints about him there thus far. His job should be perfectly safe.
Apr 11 - 11:39 PM

Austin Hedges is not in the Padres' lineup Monday.

It's a routine day of. Luis Torrens, a Rule 5 pick, is getting his first major league start.
Apr 10 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton