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Austin Cousino

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Austin Cousino
Name: Austin Spencer Cousino
Born: Apr 17, 1993 in Dublin, OH
High School: Dublin Coffman HS, Dublin, Ohio
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 178 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (80th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2014 (signed for $400,000)
Cousino has a long track record of success, though scouts worry that the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder may have already reached his physical peak. He was MVP of the IBAF World Championship in 2009 for USA Baseball's 16-and-under national team, and he played for the college national team in 2012 after his boffo freshman season at Kentucky, showing power while playing center field. But after hitting nine homers and slugging .515 that season, Cousino appeared to change his approach. His plate discipline has gone south (36-7 strikeout-walk in 2014), and he doesn't get on base enough to take advantage of his excellent basestealing instincts. (He is 44 of 47 stealing bases for his college career.) Scouts grade his power as below-average, but it's just enough to get him in trouble. He's a solid-average defender in center field with an average arm and good instincts. Some scouts view him as a tweener and fourth outfielder type rather than a true center fielder.
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