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Austin Wates

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Austin Wates
Name: Austin Anthony Wates
Born: Sep 2, 1988 in Seattle, WA
High School: St. Christopher's HS, Richmond
College: Virginia Tech
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 209 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1,768.288.362.39119
Drafted in the 3rd round (90th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2010 (signed for $550,000)
Scouts have had a hard time pinning down Wates this season because he profiles as a center fielder but plays right and first base for the Hokies. Ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the Cape last summer, Wates is a good athlete with a good track record of hitting for average. He has a medium-sized frame at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and is an above-average runner. His arm is below-average but playable in center. He has below-average power as well, but it's not part of his game. Scouts universally describe his swing as unorthodox. It's not the typical short, flat path that you find in pure hitters and has a little bit of loop to it. Even so, he manages to consistently put the barrel on balls and does a good job working deep counts. Through 178 at-bats this spring, Wates was hitting .382/484/.624 with 25 extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases. He walked (29) more than he struck out (24) and leads Virginia Tech in runs with 51.
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