Austin Bailey

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 11 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-1, 195 lb
B/T S/R
School  Prattville
Hometown  Prattville, AL USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Braves
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 16 by Red Sox  in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American
Southeast - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
59
Position - RHP
NA
Power arm, 93 mph at PG National and there's more there than that. 93 early this spring.
AL State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.0
SAT
--
ACT
25

4 yr Commitment
Alabama 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Austin Bailey is a 2007 right hand pitcher/switch-hitting 1st baseman from Prattville HS, residing in Prattville, AL. Bailey has a strong, athletic build with wide shoulders on a 6'1" 195 lb. frame that has room to fill out. Bailey had to leave early from the mound due to a blister but was very impressive when he was out there. If he were a position player only, Bailey also would have been ranked in the top players at PG National. He was ranked #35 among PG National Top 85 pitchers and when all the dust settles, either next June or after three years of college, Bailey, if healthy, is going to surpass many of the players ranked ahead of him. He pitches from a high 3/4 slot with a long, clean arm action. His arm is loose and quick. Bailey not only has a good arm but a very easy and fluid delivery. He has a nice over the head wind-up and creates rhythm throughout his delivery. Bailey's fastball sat 88-92 and touched 93, with late life in the zone that comes from good front side extension. His arm really works and he looks like he has plenty more in there. His 74-77 mph curveball had good spin and if he can hold it longer, it has a chance to be a well above average if not a plus pitch. The blister problem would explain not being able to hold the ball longer. He also showed a 80 mph change-up as well. At the plate Bailey showed that he is a legitimate two-way prospect. He can hit. From the left side the ball jumps off his bat. He creates spin at contact, resulting in carry power that will continue to increase as he fills out. There is not a lot of effort for him to produce his good bat speed and power. From the right side Bailey showed good balance and good hands. His power also translates to the right side. In the field, any corner position is good for him, his plus arm will play anywhere. If he goes to college Bailey has is a two-way impact player. As a professional prospect it would seem that right now his brightest future is on the mound. That arm action is quite good.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

OF 90 mph
6/16/2006
95.67% Rank
best 94  avg 80
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 96  avg 80
 (2007 class)
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