First baseman Hector Sanchez hit two home runs and catcher Austin Hedges and right fielder Hunter Renfroe also homered Monday night as Triple-A El Paso defeated Memphis 11-5 in the west Texas city.
6 days ago
San Diego Padres prospect Austin Hedges is having a great season at Triple-A El Paso. In 35 games this season, Hedges has batted .389 with 14 homeruns and 43 RBIs. You have to wonder if he will be called up anytime soon. “I have high expectations for myself,” Hedges said last month. “I’m not necessarily […] Austin Hedges swinging a hot bat in the minors - Friars on Base...
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17 days ago
Catcher Austin Hedges was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored Wednesday night as Triple-A El Paso scored a 6-4 win in Albuquerque to move 16 games above .500 (51-35) for the first time in franchise history. Hedges raised his batting average to .389.
18 days ago
There was great news, and finally, a touch of baseball reality, for catcher Austin Hedges Monday.
20 days ago
After a limited first major-league season, San Diego Padres back-up catcher Austin Hedges was trying to get in some extra reps during the offseason, which proved a painful experience at the onset. Hedges, who made his big-league debut in May of last season, headed to the Dominican Republic this winter to play in the Dominican Winter League for Leones del Escogido, alongside fellow...
During the most recent baseball season, 389 players received at least 150 plate appearances. That’s a low and arbitrary threshold, but it will serve to make an important point: Austin Hedges was a terrible hitter. Among those 389 hitters, Hedges was dead last with a 26 wRC+. Taylor Featherston, Rene Rivera, David Ross, and Christian Bethancourt were the other members of the under...
Over the weekend, the Red Sox promoted Blake Swihart, who was our highest-rated catching prospect heading into the year. The Padres followed suit two days later by promoting another highly-touted minor league catcher in Austin Hedges, who ranked 130th overall on Kiley McDaniel’s pre-season list, but was rated much higher by most other outlets. All indications are that […]
Austin Hedges The San Diego Padres promoted top prospect Austin Hedges late last night. Hedges hit .324/.392/.521 at Triple-A El Paso in 79 plate appearances, including a pair of homers. At first glance this seems like a very quick and possibly unwarranted promotion. Hedges is considered by many prospect experts to be the best defensive catching prospect in the minors. His glove...
The past few seasons for the San Diego Padres have been less than spectacular. The Padres boast a 388-422 win/loss record with only one winning season from 2009-2013, but what they have done well through those years is identify and develop prospects. 2014 is no different, and is proving to hold a promising crop of young talent, some who have a chance to be called up and contribute...
In early December Baseball America’s Matt Eddy revealed his 2014 Padres Prospect list. Earlier this week Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus published his version of the top 10 in the Padres system. The lists were nearly identical with the exception of Keyvious Sampson (Baseball America) and the recently acquired Alex Dickerson (Baseball Prospectus) both listed as the org’s 9th...
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