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AUSTIN HEDGES RUMORS

Hedges, Maton lead Triple-A El Paso to victory

Catcher Austin Hedges had a double and his 19th homer for three RBIs and right-handed reliever Phil Maton shut down an Albuquerque rally in the bottom of the sixth Friday night as Triple-A El Paso came from behind to defeat the Isotopes 10-4 and reduce their magic number to six. El Paso's victory widened their lead over Albuquerque to 5 ½ games with 10 games to play.
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2 days ago

Will Padres Austin Hedges get called up soon?

Padres AAA Catcher Austin Hedges has been swinging a hot bat in the minors. Will he get called up some time soon? You have to wonder if he will. In 57 games this season, Hedges has batted .340 with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs entering Friday. Hedges appeared in 56 games last season for […] Will Padres Austin Hedges get called up soon? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
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23 days ago

Padres catcher Austin Hedges' painful experience in the Dominican Winter League

After a limited first major-league season, San Diego Padres back-up catcher Austin Hedges was trying to get in some extra reps during the offseason, which proved a painful experience at the onset. Hedges, who made his big-league debut in May of last season, headed to the Dominican Republic this winter to play in the Dominican Winter League for Leones del Escogido, alongside fellow...
Via FOX Sports
January 21, 2016  |  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

MLB experience seems 'too good to be true' for Austin Hedges

Aspiring to attain a goal is a journey in itself, but nowthat San Diego Padres rookie catcher Austin Hedges has reached his goal ofbecoming a major-league player, he's been overwhelmed by how surreal theexperience has been so far."I think the biggest challenge has been looking atwhat's always been a dream and now treating it as reality," Hedges said."In the minor leagues, any time...
Via FOX Sports
August 21, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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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