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Joseph (Jay) Austin
2008 GRAD
 |  OF/LHP
 |  Atlanta, GA
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 2 - 2008
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
GA STATE RANKING
24 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
OF
OVERALL
OF
Good OF, very strong arm, can run, can hit, very nice swing with bat speed, 6.2 60 in Cincy, very good in WWBA Jupiter
North Atlanta
6-1
  180
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
29 and 6 mos
17 and 9 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2008 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
90
FB VELO
6.20
60 YARD DASH
88
OF VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2007 National Showcase  
Joseph (Jay) Austin is a 2008 OF/P with a 6'1'', 180 lb. frame from Atlanta, GA who attends North Atlanta HS. He has a lean, greyhound type body and could trade spots physically with top 2008 prospect Aaron Hicks and few would notice the difference. Austin has outstanding running speed at 6.20 in the 60 and runs easily and effortlessly. Austin has huge range in centerfield and has more arm strength than he showed in drills. Offensively, Austin is still looking for his identity as hitter. He has fast twitch hands and some present strength but looks like he's thinking too much at the plate, especially about slapping the ball and running. Austin's speed is an impact tool but he's big and strong enough with enough raw bat speed to drive the ball and attack it aggressively instead of playing a little man's game like his East Cobb teammates Raymond Anderson and Jonathan Taylor. The tools are in there to develop into a high level hitter but they weren't on display in Cincinnati. Often overlooked in Austin's package is that he's a projectable left handed pitcher with a 90 mph fastball and a hammer 76 mph curveball, although he doesn't pitch frequently and is still raw mechanically. As an athlete, Austin has all the tools and could blossom quickly if he has the aptitude with the bat. Austin is a good student.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+2 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 12/28/2005
-.83 SEC
60 TIME SINCE 12/28/2005
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2008 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 90 mph 83
92.68%
60 6.20 sec 7.37
99.88%
OF 88 mph 78
96.36%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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Max Barrel Speed (mph)
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