• Full name Glenn Austin Gallagher
  • Born 11/16/1988 in Lancaster, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Manheim Township
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (116th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 (signed for $252,000).
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    Austin Gallagher always dreamed of playing at Clemson like his father Glenn, who played football and baseball for the Tigers before being drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1981 June draft. But he ended up committing to the rival Gamecocks instead. Austin is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound third baseman who was considered by most scouts to be unprepared for professional pitching right now. There were at least a handful of clubs, however--including the Reds, Pirates, Dodgers and Yankees--that could feel otherwise. Their main attraction is likely Gallagher's plus raw power from the left side and physical frame. His bat speed isn't exceptional, nor are his instincts for the game, and Gallagher has a tendency to collapse his back side in his swing. The loft and leverage are evident in batting practice and he has considerable room for improvement. He's a good athlete who was also a basketball player, quarterback and righthander for Manheim Township, compiling an 8-0, 0.90 record for one of the state's most competitive high school teams. He'll probably have to be offered slot money in the fifth round or earlier in order to skip college.

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