American catcher Austin Charles Hedges plays for the Major League Baseball team Cleveland Guardians. With the San Diego Padres in 2015, he made his MLB debut.
Hedges was born to Charlie and Pam Hedges in San Juan Capistrano, California, on August 18, 1992.
Hedges spent a lot of his childhood throwing a lacrosse ball at a wall and catching it with his bare hand because he was an only child and his parents worked after he got home from school.
His father served as the head coach of the OC Aztecs, a Little League Baseball team that produced six players for the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Along with Hedges, the Aztecs had players like Matt Chapman, Zach Davies, David Fletcher, Joe Musgrove, Michael Lorenzen, and Bryce Harper.
In the second round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Hedges out of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Despite having a UCLA commitment, he signed a $3 million contract with the Padres.
Baseball America listed Hedges as the Padres’ fifth-best prospect prior to the 2012 campaign.
Hedges has 10 home runs in 96 games while playing for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League, slashing .279/.334/.451. Hedges impressed scouts as a standout defender and in Class-A astonished them with his hitting.
How Old Is Austin Hedges?
Austin Hedges is 29 years old. He was born on August 18, 1992.