Austin Wright

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-3, 210 lb
School  J B Conant
Hometown  Schaumburg, IL USA
Summer Team  McHenry County Hurricanes
Fall Team  McHenry County Hurricanes
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Phillies in 2011
Round 23 by Red Sox in 2010
Round 23 by Pirates in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American (Central - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP
6'3 lefty, low 90s, good spin on CB, maintains velocity, good arm action, 93 in Cincy, outstanding at Aflac and PG WWBA Jupiter
IL State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Austin Wright is a 2008 LHP with a 6'3'', 210 lb. frame from Schaumburg, IL who attends Conant HS. Wright has a strong, mature build with a long torso. He has a deceptive delivery with good balance and direction and hides the ball well from hitters. Wright keeps his mechanics simple and develops good energy to the plate. He has a long and fast arm action and a high 3/4's release point. Wright is very aggressive with his fastball and it's by far his best pitch. It was steady 90-93 mph and seemed to jump on hitters late. He tended to pitch to the middle of the plate with his fastball but when he brought it inside it was a nasty pitch. Wright threw a 72 mph curveball that he wrapped in back and did not develop good spin out front. He looks like a pitcher who should have no problem developing a slider off his fastball and will likely do that in the future. Wright's change up had some feel at 81 mph. Wright has a power arm with an aggressive approach to pitching. Former ML closer Randy Myers would be one good comparison for him. He's an Aflac All-American and a potential high pick next June. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.
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Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.45% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
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