- Full name Austin Francis Urban
- Born 07/08/1992 in Johnstown, PA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Des Moines Area CC
Drafted in the 41st round (1,239th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2011 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportOne of the top high school prospects in Pennsylvania last year, Austin Urban turned down the Orioles as a 27th-round pick. Originally committed to Penn State, he opted to attend Des Moines Area CC so he could be eligible for the 2011 draft. After a terrible start this spring, he came on down the stretch and struck out 13 against Williston State (N.D.) in a district tournament championship game win that put the Bears in the Division II Junior College World Series. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound righthander, Urban has a 90-92 mph fastball that touches 94. He also an 83-85 mph slider and the makings of a changeup. Scouts don't love his one-piece arm action, however, and he needs to repeat his delivery better in order to improve his command.