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Austin Hedges

25-Year-Old Catcher – San Diego Padres

2017 Stats

AVG

.214

HR

18

RBI

55

R

36

SB

4

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Always lauded for his ability behind the plate as a defense-first catching prospect, Hedges had a breakout at Triple-A El Paso in 2016 with a surge of power (21 homers) and a strong .326/.353/.597 lin...

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LEAGUE: Majors   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:

Signed a one-year, $509,500 contract with the Padres in March of 2016.

October 1, 2017  –  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 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 82 334 313 55 102 42 20 1 21 82 1 1 13 51 0 5 3 .326 .353 .597 .950
2016 23 MAJ SD 8 26 24 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 1 1 .125 .154 .167 .321
2017 24 R PEO 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 24 MAJ SD 120 417 387 36 83 35 17 0 18 55 4 1 23 122 1 3 3 .214 .262 .398 .660
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3-Year Averages     32 88 80 7 13 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 4 22 1 2 1 .162 .207 .213 .419
Career  (View All)     184 595 548 51 109 41 20 0 21 67 4 2 31 167 4 7 5 .199 .245 .350 .596

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Austin Hedges Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 30 @SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .262 .398 .660
Sep. 29 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .262 .397 .659
Sep. 27 @LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .262 .400 .662
Sep. 26 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 25 @LAD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .215 .262 .401 .663
Sep. 24 Col Did not play.
Sep. 23 Col 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .217 .262 .404 .666
Sep. 22 Col 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .254 .396 .650
Sep. 21 Col 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .254 .394 .648
Sep. 20 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 19 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .253 .392 .645
Sep. 18 Ari 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .253 .395 .648
Sep. 17 @Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .253 .387 .640
Sep. 16 @Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .254 .389 .643
Sep. 15 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .255 .392 .647
Sep. 13 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .255 .393 .648
Sep. 12 @Min 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .255 .386 .641
Sep. 10 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Ari 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .254 .386 .640
Sep. 8 @Ari 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .205 .251 .381 .632
Sep. 7 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .247 .383 .630
Sep. 6 StL Did not play.
Sep. 5 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .246 .387 .633
Sep. 4 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .249 .392 .641
Sep. 3 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .251 .394 .645
Sep. 2 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 2 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .251 .396 .647
Sep. 1 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .251 .399 .650
Aug. 30 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .253 .403 .656
Last 7 Games 13 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .267 .231 .498
Last 14 Games 30 3 8 4 0 1 3 3 11 1 0 1 0 0 .267 .353 .500 .853
Last 30 Games 71 6 15 5 0 2 6 7 23 1 0 2 0 2 .211 .300 .366 .666

Austin Hedges: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 115 1
2016 7
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
201711283101.214.339.600
201652000.400.6001.000
2015446140.136.250.420

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172752815453.215.422.684
2016190010.053.053.148
2015937270.183.247.483

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017195199304.215.395.662
2016171010.118.118.229
2015525260.135.269.473

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017192179250.214.401.658
201671000.143.286.536
2015858150.188.235.458
Austin Hedges vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .312 .172
2013 20 A+ LAK 266 233 8.3% 16.9% 0.49 81% .314 .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% .269 .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% .202 .080
2016 23 AAA EL 334 313 3.9% 15.3% 0.25 84% .329 .271
2016 23 MAJ SD 26 24 0% 26.9% 0.00 71% .167 .042
2017 24 R PEO 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% .000 .000
2017 24 MAJ SD 417 387 5.5% 29.3% 0.19 68% .260 .184
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3-Year Averages     88 80 4.5% 25% 0.18 73% .203 .051
Career     595 548 5.2% 28.1% 0.19 70% .240 .151

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Austin Hedges Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 350.7 0 0 0 0 147 0 19 0
2016 C 61.7 0 0 0 0 45 0 28 0
2017 C 933.3 0 0 0 0 508 0 378 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 6
2016 C 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 C 2 1 0 0 4 0 13 20

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2017 Stat Review for Austin Hedges    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.5% BB Rate
POOR
29.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.660 OPS
TERRIBLE
.262 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.214 AVG
TERRIBLE
.260 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.398 SLG
WEAK
.184 ISO
GOOD

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

Hedges is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

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Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

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Hedges went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 5-0 win over Colorado.

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Hedges is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

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Hedges went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Twins.

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Hedges is not in the lineup Sunday against Arizona.

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Hedges is out of the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Hedges is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.

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Hedges isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

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Hedges isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

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Hedges is not in the lineup Thursday against St. Louis.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 because he is a defense-first catcher. With elite skills behind the plate, the Padres don't need to be overwhelmingly concerned about his output with the bat. As long as Derek Norris remains in San Diego, the Padres will likely lean on Hedges to spell him as a backup seeing approximately a start or two per week.

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.