Austin McNicholas

HS Grad 2016
Age 20 and 2 mos
Age on 2016 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) SS  C
Ht/Wt 5-9, 180 lb
School  Akins
Hometown  Austin, TX USA
Summer Team  Midland Redskins
Fall Team  Midland Redskins
All Americans/All Regions
2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American (Texas - All Region 1st Team)
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2014 Underclass 3rd Team
2015 Underclass 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2016
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016
Position - SS
Outstanding defensive SS. Bat projects. Very good at NUC Main Event
TX State Rank - Class of 2016
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016
Position - SS

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4 yr Commitment

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2016 National Pre-Draft Showcase   May 16, 2016
PG Grade: 9.5
Austin McNicholas is a 2016 SS/C with a 5-9 180 lb. frame from Austin, TX who attends Akins. Medium frame, athletic build with present strength. Right handed hitter with a spread, slightly open stance. Hands stay quiet at load and launch on a compact plane with a line drive path. Balanced lower half with some shift into contact. Shows good barrel control with the ability to consistently square up contact. Extends through contact well with the ability to hit to all fields. Has present bat speed to all fields with the strength to drive the opposite field gap. Game and batting practice approach were consistent, working the middle of the field resulting in line drive contact. Worked out defensively from both the infield and behind the plate. From the infield shows smooth glove actions while surrounding and funneling the baseball. Quick exchanges with a compact three-quarters arm slot that produces accurate throws across the infield topping at 86 mph. Athletic footwork to each side with smooth, easy actions while working through slow rollers. Has a low set with good hip flexion behind the plate. Low, compact arm cirlce with a quick glove to hand exchange while throwing to second base. Creates solid momentum while gaining ground producing firm, downhill throws to the bag. Best pop time of 1.97 at 77 mph. Has athletic actions behind the plate as well as in the infield. Graded better at this event as an infield prospect. Good follow. Outstanding student. Committed to Texas. Named to 2016 Pre-Draft Showcase Top Prospect List.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
92.61% Rank
best 92  avg 76
 (2016 class in 2013)

best 98  avg 80
 (2016 class)
60 6.91 sec
82.46% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.27
 (2016 class in 2015)

best 6.29  avg 7.35
 (2016 class)
10 SPL 1.68 sec
61.29% Rank
best 1.46  avg 1.72
 (2016 class in 2016)

best 1.40  avg 1.74
 (2016 class)
IF 86 mph
85.53% Rank
best 95  avg 79
 (2016 class in 2015)

best 95  avg 78
 (2016 class)
C 77 mph
46.43% Rank
best 85  avg 77
 (2016 class in 2016)

best 86  avg 74
 (2016 class)
Pop 1.97 sec
42.86% Rank
best 1.80  avg 1.96
 (2016 class in 2016)

best 1.75  avg 2.03
 (2016 class)
Exit Velo 82 mph
37.42% Rank
best 103  avg 84
 (2016 class in 2016)

best 103.00  avg 81.00
 (2016 class)
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