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Austin Hedges | Catcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres reassigned C Austin Hedges to minor league camp.
The 21-year-old defensive wizard held his own with the stick in Cactus League play, slashing .278/.333/.278 with six RBI in 18 at-bats. He's likely to begin the year at Double-A San Antonio. Mar 23 - 9:48 PM

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Austin Hedges was amongst 17 players that the Padres invited to spring training on Monday.

Hedges is the star of the offensive group, while Matt Wisler heads the list of hurlers San Diego has invited to work out with the big club. The 21-year-old Hedges is one of the top catching prospects in the game, but his glove is far more lauded than his bat. Even when he reaches the majors, Hedges won't be an elite fantasy contributor. Wisler, on the other hand, has fantasy ace upside. The 22-year-old went 10-6 with a 2.78 ERA and 131/33 K/BB ratio over 136 innings between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio. He's probably a year away from joining the rotation.
Jan 27 - 3:16 PM

Padres catching prospect Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Friday in the Arizona Fall League.

Hedges, a 2010 second-round pick who received a $3 million signing bonus, hit .260 with 30 extra-base hits across two levels on the farm this season. Hedges' calling card is his glove, however, not his bat. MLB.com's third-ranked catching prospect threw out a pair of would-be base stealers in Friday's game. "It's always huge," Hedges said. "It changes the momentum of the game. Both times today, it changed the inning pretty drastically. It's always fun to throw guys out."
Source: MILB.com
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 02:15:00 PM

The Padres have promoted prospect catcher Austin Hedges to Double-A San Antonio.

Hedges got the promotion after batting .263/.338/.404 with three home runs and 26 RBI through 65 games with High-A Lake Elsinore. The 20-year-old was ranked as the organization's No. 4 prospect coming into the season, according to Baseball America.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Padres' prospect catcher Austin Hedges has been placed on the disabled list with Class A Fort Wayne due to a sore shoulder.

Hedges will head down to extended spring training in an effort to strengthen the shoulder. The 2011 second-round pick is hitting .286 (8-for-28) with one home run and six RBI over his first 28 at-bats this season. The 19-year-old backstop was ranked as the organization's No. 5 prospect by Baseball America during the offseason.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 01:50:00 PM

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