• Full name Austin T. Franklin
  • Born 10/02/1997 in Laurel Hill, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Paxton
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (90th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 (signed for $597,500).
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    Franklin, a Samford signee, has one of the better fastballs in the Florida prep class, as he consistently sits 90-95 mph and does a good job of locating his fastball armside and gloveside. His fastball has quality sink. Franklin's curveball has a chance to develop into an above-average offering as it will lock hitters up when he's locating it, although his struggles in direction and staying over the rubber lead to some inconsistency. He doesn't throw his changeup very often, but it's a promising pitch as well.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018

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