• Full name Austin T. Wright
  • Born 09/26/1989 in Schaumburg, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Mississippi
  • Drafted in the 8th round (271st overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011 (signed for $125,000).
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    Austin Wright has teased scouts for years as a first baseman/lefthander and was a 23rd-round pick twice--in 2008, out of an Illinois high school by the Pirates, and last year, by the Red Sox out of Chipola (Fla.) JC. He has never quite fulfilled his promise, but he's still likely to be drafted in the first 10 rounds because of his size (6-foot-4, 234 pounds) and his fastball, which at times sits in the low 90s, touching 94. His curveball gives him another average pitch to attack hitters. He threw more strikes this season than he had in junior college, but they weren't always quality strikes, and SEC hitters batted .293 against him.

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