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AUSTIN HEDGES RUMORS

Maton emerging as bullpen option

It was the easiest job Austin Hedges ever had.
Via Padres.com
3 days ago

San Diego Padres: Finally Austin Hedges’ Time

After a development process with its ups and downs, the San Diego Padres are finally prepared to hand the keys of the catcher position over to Austin Hedges. “Nothing in the game is more important than the pitcher-catcher relationship” says “Mike Scioscia, “It’s the foundation of any team.” Scioscia may be biased, having played for […] San Diego Padres: Finally Austin...
Via Friars on Base
4 days ago

San Diego Padres: Hedges Ready to Embrace Starting Role

The youth movement of the San Diego Padres is well represented by the catcher position, as fans ought to be ready to embrace Austin Hedges as the new starter. With just days before pitchers and catchers report, it is about to get real for the San Diego Padres and Austin Hedges. The third year catcher […] San Diego Padres: Hedges Ready to Embrace Starting Role - Friars on Base ...
Via Friars on Base
11 days ago

Austin Hedges Learned How to Hit

My sense is that people used to talk about Austin Hedges more. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but I can’t imagine I’m about to be fact-checked. Hedges has long been considered a quality catcher prospect, far more for his defense than for the potency of his swing. By receiving, by game-calling, by throwing, Hedges was among the prospect elite. At the plate, he drew...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Opposing Base Runners Get Greedy, Caught in the Hedges

During the most recent baseball season, 389 players received at least 150 plate appearances. That’s a low and arbitrary threshold, but it will serve to make an important point: Austin Hedges was a terrible hitter. Among those 389 hitters, Hedges was dead last with a 26 wRC+. Taylor Featherston, Rene Rivera, David Ross, and Christian Bethancourt were the other members of the under...
Via Fangraphs
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Austin Hedges is Here to Help the Padres

Over the weekend, the Red Sox promoted Blake Swihart, who was our highest-rated catching prospect heading into the year. The Padres followed suit two days later by promoting another highly-touted minor league catcher in Austin Hedges, who ranked 130th overall on Kiley McDaniel’s pre-season list, but was rated much higher by most other outlets. All indications are that […]
Via Fangraphs
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Friars promote Hedges

Austin Hedges The San Diego Padres promoted top prospect Austin Hedges late last night. Hedges hit .324/.392/.521 at Triple-A El Paso in 79 plate appearances, including a pair of homers. At first glance this seems like a very quick and possibly unwarranted promotion. Hedges is considered by many prospect experts to be the best defensive catching prospect in the minors. His glove...
Via isportsweb.com
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Three prospects that can make an impact this season

The past few seasons for the San Diego Padres have been less than spectacular. The Padres boast a 388-422 win/loss record with only one winning season from 2009-2013, but what they have done well through those years is identify and develop prospects. 2014 is no different, and is proving to hold a promising crop of young talent, some who have a chance to be called up and contribute...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League: Hangin’ with Mr. Hedges

From the morning’s SABR meeting, Mrs. Ducksnorts and I walked a few blocks to The Mission (coincidentally the name of a favorite San Diego restaurant). Our server recommended the street tacos, and they did not disappoint. Mrs. D’s pork shoulder tacos were smoky, 55+. My skirt steak tacos were an easy 70. After a brief rest, I bid farewell to Mrs. D and piled with my fellow conference...
Via Padres Public
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Existential Angst: Industry Comments on Austin Hedges

In early December Baseball America’s Matt Eddy revealed his 2014 Padres Prospect list. Earlier this week Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus published his version of the top 10 in the Padres system. The lists were nearly identical with the exception of Keyvious Sampson (Baseball America) and the recently acquired Alex Dickerson (Baseball Prospectus) both listed as the org’s 9th...
Via Padres Public
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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