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18 Austin Hedges C

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
14%4%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
240.125120
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015SD56137132331183800.215.248.168
2016SD82423010701.154.167.125

Player Updates

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hedges is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

The 24-year-old was called up last Wednesday and had started five of the six games for which he's been with the club. Tonight, he'll give way to Derek Norris, who's hitting sixth. Known primarily as a defense-first prospect before this year, Hedges enjoyed a smashing season at Triple-A El Paso (.326/.353/.597, with 21 home runs in 334 plate appearances). Catchers often take a bit longer to grow into their hitting tools as they progress through a system, and even during their big-league career. He can contribute some last-ditch counting stats if you're struggling at the end of this season. Hedges also now boasts an intriguing package that could vault him into the Pads' starting backstop role -- and starting consideration in two-catcher fantasy leagues -- out of the gate next season.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hedges was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

Long known as one of the best young defensive catchers in professional baseball, it has taken awhile for Hedges to develop himself into a competent hitter. It remains to be seen how much of his 2016 production should be attributed to the advantageous hitting conditions of the Pacific Coast League, but on paper it looks to be a breakout campaign. Hedges hit .326/.353/.597 with 21 home runs and a 15.3 percent K-rate in 334 plate appearances with El Paso. He has a chance to be the Padres' starting catcher heading into 2017, and if a fragment of his offensive production carries over against big league pitching he could be useful in a wide range of formats next year. Look for him to start a handful of games down the stretch, offering the potential for a home run or two by season's end.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Will be recalled from El Paso
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hedges will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Hedges and five others will be rewarded with callups with El Paso's long postseason run coming to an end Tuesday night. He's no longer a prospect after playing in 56 games with the Padres a year ago, but the 24-year-old Hedges is still developing and he took a major step forward offensively this season (.326/.353/.597, 21 homers). With elite skills behind the plate, Hedges profiles as the possible Opening Day catcher in 2017, but it's not entirely clear how much he'll play over the remainder of this season.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Two more home runs Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hedges finished off an amazing first half with Triple-A El Paso, going 3-5 with a double, two home runs and 8 RBI.

Hedges continues to tear up Triple-A, still awaiting a call back up to San Diego. With Derek Norris a potential option to be traded as the deadline nears, that time could come very soon. Even if Norris isn't traded, Hedges has shown that he has nothing left to prove at Triple-A. He ends the first half with 16 home runs and 53 RBI in only 141 at-bats.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Scorching hot at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hedges remains hot at Triple-A El Paso, earning him his second straight Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors.

Over his past 10 games with El Paso, Hedges is hitting .425 with seven home runs and 21 RBI. The 23-year-old, who has always been known as a defensive-first catcher, is starting to look very comfortable at the plate. On the season in just 137 at-bats, Hedges is hitting a healthy .385 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI. Another positive sign in his numbers is his low strikeout rate (14.2%). In dynasty leagues, owners may have given up on Hedges as he struggled in his short stint with the Padres last season, so this might be the last chance to buy low. With the Padres considering trading Derek Norris at the trade deadline, Hedges could be catching in San Diego sooner rather than later.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 61 7.49
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Arizona300 .250 .000 .000
vs Koch (Career)000000
vs RHP1610 .111 .063 .063
Last 7 Games
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10/2@ARI4110000
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015SD56137132331183800 .215 .248 .168
2016SD82423010701 .154 .167 .125
Total 64161152631284501 .206 .236 .161
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015SDC47413963662641 .990
2016SDC775047211 .980
Total  54484464132852 .989
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2015SD203433111
2016SD10410100
Total 303843211
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011R-Azl Padres5163500145110 .500 .500 .313
2011ASX-Eugene Emeralds4100110002300 .250 .200 .100
2012AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps96337449428010562362149 .334 .451 .279
2013AA-San Antonio Missions206741530086931 .297 .269 .224
2013AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm662333463221430224554 .343 .425 .270
2014AA-San Antonio Missions1134273196192644238913 .268 .321 .225
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas21711223802158810 .392 .521 .324
Total 325116112829781323157892172517 .313 .390 .256
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
8/18/1992
Age:
24
Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
2