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18 Austin Hedges C

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
31211.17636281
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SD9130329701437219030.282.429.231
2019SD102312285511362710910.252.311.176

Player Updates

March 21, 2020 02:52 AM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Playing time uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is likely to make the Padres' Opening Day roster, but the amount of playing time he'll receive has not yet been decided, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Hedges led Padres backstops with 102 games last season, but he posted a paltry .176 batting average while striking out 109 times in 312 at-bats. His elite defense is likely to keep Hedges on the big-league roster, but he could see considerably less playing time if Francisco Mejia is able to complement his superior bat with improved skills behind the plate. Luis Torrens is also in contention for a roster spot but remains a longshot, per Cassavell.

January 10, 2020 01:08 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Gets $3 million from Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Padres on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

This is Hedges' second year as an arbitration-eligible player. He will go through the process two more times before hitting the open market after the 2022 season.

September 18, 2019 06:12 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Could see playing time dip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

Hedges will give way to Francisco Mejia behind the plate Wednesday night. Hedges started regularly the last three weeks with Mejia sidelined, but with Mejia now back in action, the two figure to split the catching duties in some fashion the rest of the way.

September 16, 2019 10:56 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

Hedges started eight of the last nine games and will receive a breather after going 3-for-21 with six walks. Austin Allen takes over behind the plate for the Friars in the series finale.

September 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Goes deep in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks in a loss to Colorado on Friday.

Hedges put the Padres on the board in the first inning with a two-run blast to center field and reached base twice more via walk. The productive game was a rare bright spot in what has been a miserable month for Hedges at the plate, as he is hitting a scant .100 with one extra-base hit in 30 at-bats in September.

September 12, 2019 01:12 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.

He is hitting .071 with zero home runs in 28 at-bats this month. Austin Allen is starting behind the dish and hitting seventh.

September 6, 2019 06:40 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not starting Friday against Colorado.

Hedges gets a rest after starting seven of the last eight games behind the plate. Austin Allen will get the nod in his absence.

September 1, 2019 03:24 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at San Francisco.

Hedges started the last four contests so he'll head to the bench in the series finale. Austin Allen will start behind the plate in his place.

August 30, 2019 03:00 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over San Francisco.

Hedges launched a two-run shot to left center field in the fourth inning to plate the Padres' final runs of the game. The hit snapped an 0-for-13 skid that stretched back to Aug. 20. Hedges is San Diego's best defensive option behind the plate but has struggled mightily as a hitter this season, slashing .189/.254/.340 with 10 homers, 33 RBI and 92 strikeouts in 285 plate appearances.

August 19, 2019 01:48 AM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Explodes for four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 4-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-2 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.

This really came out of nowhere. Hedges came into the afternoon batting below .200 for the season and was just 1-for-17 (.059) during August. Before Sunday, he had four hits in his previous 11 games. Hedges has shown some pop this season, but with a .197 average, he's still not worth rostering in standard leagues. He has nine homers, 31 RBI and 20 runs in 244 at-bats.

August 11, 2019 09:16 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Rides pine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.

Hedges has only started once in the last four games. Francisco Mejia will start behind the dish and hit sixth.

August 9, 2019 06:20 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Sitting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.

Hedges will head to the bench for the second straight contest, as he also took a seat for Thursday's series opener. Francisco Mejia gets the nod behind the dish and is set to hit sixth in Hedges' place.

August 8, 2019 06:08 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Takes seat for series opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not starting Thursday against the Rockies.

Hedges will give way to Francisco Mejia behind the dish for Thursday's series opener following back-to-back starts. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is off to a slow start to August, going 0-for-10 with a walk and five strikeouts through four games this month.

August 4, 2019 03:12 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: On bench Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Hedges and Francisco Mejia have alternated starts over the last seven games, and Hedges will head to the bench after going 0-for-2 on Saturday. The 26-year-old has a .794 OPS with on double and two home runs in 10 games since the All-Star break.

August 2, 2019 06:48 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Riding bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

Hedges will head to the bench after going 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday's series opener. Francisco Mejia is set to handle the catching duties and hit seventh in Hedges' absence.

July 30, 2019 01:40 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Sits Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

Francisco Mejia will handle catching duties in the series finale, but he seems to have fallen behind Hedges on the depth chart, given the usage of both backstops recently. Hedges had started four of the Padres' previous six games, and it looks like his superior defense could be the playing-time tiebreaker between the two when Mejia is in the midst of dry spells at the plate.

July 27, 2019 02:36 AM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Pops eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Giants.

Hedges delivered a game-tying solo shot off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the fifth inning, but that was the only run the Padres managed to plate. Hedges has gone 6-for-18 with two homers, six RBI and two doubles in his last six games, dating back to July 7. For the year, the catcher has a .195/.260/.344 batting line with eight homers, 29 RBI and 18 runs scored in 66 games while splitting time with Francisco Mejia behind the dish.

July 25, 2019 10:20 AM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Sitting out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

Hedges will give way to Francisco Mejia in the series finale after manning the catcher spot in Wednesday's 7-2 win and going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. The Padres seemed to be running more of a timeshare behind the dish coming out of the All-Star break, but Mejia appears to have since recaptured primary catching duties. Mejia will pick up his third start in four games while Hedges sits.

July 17, 2019 10:56 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Swats seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.

His fourth-inning shot -- the catcher's first long ball in nearly two months -- gave the Padres a 3-0 lead, and Chris Paddack and the bullpen took it from there. Hedges is slashing only .187/.250/.325 through 62 games with seven homers and 25 RBI, and he'll continue losing playing time to Francisco Mejia if he can't supply more consistent offense.

July 16, 2019 05:08 PM
Padres' Austin Hedges: Back from bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.

Hedges missed three games after going on the bereavement list Friday. Austin Allen was sent back to Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Arizona3871 .244 .289 .184
vs Walker (Career)210 .500.500.500
vs RHP2424510 .248 .339 .186
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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9/28@ARI2000010
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SD0000000000------------
2019SD102312285511362710910.176.252.3110.563
2018SD9130329701437219030.231.282.4290.711
2017SD120387368318552312241.214.262.3980.660
2016SD82423010701.125.154.1670.321
2015SD56137132331183800.168.215.2480.463
Total3771163108234461407936682.201.257.3600.617
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SD000000000
2019SD102909712533
2018SD9114213010139
2017SD120170154313310
2016SD810410100
2015SD56203433111
Total37743241996111023
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Azl Padres5163500145110.312.500.500
2011ASX-Eugene Emeralds4100110002300.100.250.200
2012AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps96337449428010562362149.279.334.451
2013AA-San Antonio Missions206741530086931.224.297.269
2013AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm662333463221430224554.270.343.425
2014AA-San Antonio Missions1134273196192644238913.225.268.321
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas21711223802158810.324.392.521
2016AAA-El Paso82313551022012182135111.326.353.597
2017R-AZL Padres13000000--200.000.000.000
2018AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas727711303113900.407.452.852
2018AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm4121410011100.333.357.417
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/206
Birthdate:
8/18/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
5