AUSTIN HEDGES RUMORS

The Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask: 4/8/14 Edition

This edition of “Questions You were Too Afraid To Ask” covers the Padres three-headed catcher, the inevitable emergence of Austin Hedges, a couple of minor league transactions, and, you guessed it, contract extensions. How long will the Padres carry three catchers? Who will be the odd man out? As Corey Brock discussed on Padres.com this past Sunday, Bud Black is trying to successfully...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

The San Diego Padres have a deep, talented farm system that should allow the team to compete with the National League powerhouses in the near future. Featured Blogger Daniel Schoenfeld thinks they may even compete this year. However, many of the team’s top prospects (Austin Hedges, Casey Kelly, Rymer Liriano) missed significant time due to injuries in 2013. This will undoubtedly...
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March 04, 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...
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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...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fall Ball Update: 10-21-13

Austin Hedges and the Javelinas didn’t miss a beat after a day off yesterday. Hedges impressed offensively and defensively yet again, while Keyvius Sampson pitched well.   Hitters:   Austin Hedges-C: 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB, K, Run scored Tommy Medica-DH: 1-4, K   Pitchers:   Keyvius Sampson-P: 2.0 IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, K   Notes: Austin Hedges has hit safely in 5 of the 6 games...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-10-13

The Missions are now the only Padre minor league affiliate that is playing in the postseason. The Missions won their first game against the Travelers as Matt Wisler pitched 6.2 scoreless innings and Austin Hedges drove in the game’s only run. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges Pitching Player of the Day: Matt Wisler   San Antonio Missions 1, Arkansas Travelers 0 Rico...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 8/28: Padres announce Arizona Fall League Roster

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- This season with the help of the Padres affiliates, San Diego Sporting News will be covering the Padres minor league affiliates from Low-A...The post SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 8/28: Padres announce Arizona Fall League Roster appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Hedges, Hashtag Swoon

You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to sit and wait for a slow loading flash video player to initialize, only to be followed by more agonizing seconds of intro graphics swooshing across the screen when watching Padres highlights online. And it goes without saying you want to watch them over and over again, staring at and memorized by the screen until you wake up with a...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Preview: 2013 Lake Elsinore Storm

Synopsis: Enjoy this team now; if they are together for a full year then something is going wrong. The most balanced of all the Padres' farm clubs for offense and pitching with potential stars in catcher Austin Hedges, starting pitcher Matt Wisler and a few that could join them very quickly. Three Strikes with Randy Smith Padres Director of Player Development and International...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Austin Hedges Is Cerebral And Skilled

Austin Hedges is considered the third-best catching prospect in baseball behind the Mariners’ Mike Zunino and the Mets’ Travis D’Arnaud. Regarded as a fantastic defender, he surprised with the bat as a 19-year old in the Midwest League last season. With offensive numbers 19 percent above league average, Hedges effectively shed the draft label of defensive specialist. The top...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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