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Jay Austin

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Jay Austin
Name: Joseph E. Austin
Born: Aug 10, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. USA
High School: North Atlanta HS, Atlanta
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2008 (signed for $715,000)
A teammate of Avery in the East Cobb League, Austin is an athletic outfielder in a draft short on players of his mold. A center fielder with above-average speed and a lefthanded swing, Austin has scouts intrigued with his potential to be a five-tool player at the big league level. He has added power to his game this spring after physically maturing and incorporating his lower half more into his swing. He has plus bat speed and has shown ability to make consistent contact at the high school level. The team that drafts him will be betting that Austin will continue to hit into the pros as the other tools needed are present. Austin can even throw 90 mph off the mound, giving him a plus arm in the outfield. He is still somewhat raw but has a ceiling and would be a great pick for a team with multiple selections early in the draft.
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