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18 Austin Hedges C

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
46%35%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
28214.24137283
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017SD120387368318552312241.262.398.214
2018SD8428228681437208130.293.447.241

Player Updates

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Homers in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-4 with his 14th home run of the season in Monday's 4-2 loss to San Francisco.

Hedges returned to the starting lineup after giving way to Francisco Mejia on Sunday. Both backstops have homered three times a piece while alternating starts in September. The competition has elevated their play and made both catchers worthy of fantasy consideration even in a timeshare.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Heads to bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is not in the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

Since Francisco Mejia made his first start for the Padres on Sept. 6, he's made four starts behind the plate compared to three for Hedges, with each catcher appearing once as a designated hitter. Mejia will get the start Friday, but the playing time looks to be relatively evenly split going forward.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Smacks two-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Seattle.

Hedges homered for the second time over the last three games, upping his season total to 13. The 26-year-old had been alternating two-game starts with rookie Francisco Mejia, but the presence of the DH on the road against the Mariners allowed both backstops to remain in the lineup during the two-game series. Hedges will return to an even time-split down the stretch, but his career-best .446 slugging percentage (seventh among catchers with at least 250 at-bats) should be enough to remain relevant at the catcher position.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Cranks 12th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-6 win over Cincinnati.

Hedges has now started two consecutive games after retreating to the bench in favor of Francisco Mejia over the previous two. This falls in line with manager Andy Green's plan to split starts between the young catchers. The timeshare is obviously less-favorable for Hedges' fantasy owners, as he was the unquestioned starter when healthy this year, but he is providing enough pop (.200 isolated power mark) to maintain value in deeper formats.

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Padres' Austin Hedges: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hedges is out of the lineup against the Reds on Thursday.

Hedges will give way to Francisco Mejia, who is making his first start with the Padres during Thursday's series opener. With Mejia in the fold, Hedges may wind up splitting time behind the plate for the rest of the 2018 campaign as the organization takes a long look at the former's potential.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Los Angeles3292 .324 .500 .281
vs Hill (Career)1541 .467.313.267
vs LHP85195 .275 .424 .224
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/11@SEA4000000
9/12@SEA4121200
9/15TEX4020000
9/16TEX1000000
9/17SF4111100
9/18SF3000010
9/19SF1000000
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
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TEX
W7-3
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SF
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SF
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SF
W8-4
20
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W5-3
22
@LAD
9:10 pm
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@LAD
4:10 pm
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@SF
10:15 pm
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@SF
10:15 pm
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@SF
10:15 pm
27
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ARI
10:10 pm
29
ARI
8:40 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015SD56137132331183800 .215 .248 .168
2016SD82423010701 .154 .167 .125
2017SD120387368318552312241 .262 .398 .214
2018SD8428228681437208130 .293 .447 .241
Total 26883079177351045124872 .261 .383 .213
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015SDC47413963662641 .990
2016SDC775047211 .980
2017SDC11510998792156109 .990
2018SDC787674269932112 .985
Total  247233217520331162613 .988
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2015SD203433111
2016SD10410100
2017SD170154313310
2018SD12212610138
Total 322318846719
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
2016AAA-El Paso82313551022012182135111 .353 .597 .326
2017R-AZL Padres13000000--200 .000 .000 .000
Total 40814771833991014442391022702618 .321 .433 .270
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/206
Birthdate:
8/18/1992
Age:
26
Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
4