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Austin Bush

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Austin Bush
Name: Austin Benton Bush
Born: Dec 22, 1995 in Turlock, Calif. USA
High School: Turlock
College: UC Santa Barbara
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career320.238.303.40010
Drafted in the 15th round (440th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2017
The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Bush has been one of the premier lefthanded power hitters on the west coast for years. He jumped on the big stage when he homered in each of UC Santa Barbara's first four postseason games during the Gauchos run to the 2016 College World Series and won Nashville Regional MVP honors. But Bush added bad weight to his already massive frame in 2017 and struggled, looking sluggish and unathletic in the field. He still found his power with 20 home runs. Bush has above-average arm strength but his poor athleticism and will keep him at first base. He has enough feel to hit to become a viable power-hitting first baseman in pro ball, but he will have to keep his weight in check.
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