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Austin Wright
2008 GRAD
 |  LHP
 |  Schaumburg, IL
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 8 - 2011
DRAFT HISTORY
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
IL STATE RANKING
79 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
LHP
OVERALL
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
J B Conant
6-3  
210
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
30 and 1 mos
18 and 8 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2008 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
93
FB VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2007 National Showcase  
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.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+1 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 10/26/2006
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2008 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 93 mph 83
98.39%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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