Player Spotlight: 1B/RHP Austin Weiler (Olathe East, 2016)

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Austin Weiler (Olathe East, 2016) is a 6-foot-2 210-pound right-handed hitting first baseman and right-handed pitcher.  He recently attended the Class of 2016 Games in Emporia where he ran a 7.28 60, posted a 91 mph exit velo and touched 85 mph on the mound. 

As a pitcher, he has an athletic delivery with rhythm and flow. Weiler shows a quick high three-quarters arm action and his fastball has arm side run, at times late.  He has a breaking ball with 11/5 shape, 69-72 mph, and a change-up with arm side fade and sinking action at 73-74 mph.

At the plate, he has a balanced set-up, mini leg kick, and takes an aggressive line drive swing.  His back side fires through with hands, and has fast bat speed. 

Weiler is currently preparing for fall and spring of his senior season at Olathe East and will be participating the 5th Annual Get Hits 4 Education Foundation All-Star Game Sunday, August 16 at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.  Here is a look inside the recruiting process for Weiler.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Weiler: I’m looking for a school that has good academics and one that supports its’ baseball program.

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do? Name some players that will play a key role for your team in 2016.

Weiler: I had a solid year playing for Olathe (KS) East High School.  I hit well (led the team in home runs).  I also played well in the field.  Our team started hot and leveled off toward the end of the season.  Some of the other seniors who will play a key role for our team in 2016 will be Kurt Paldino, Gage McCutcheon, and Daulton East.

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season?

Weiler: I want to continue to improve my overall skill level and my strength and mobility.  As a team, we want to win a conference championship and ultimately a state championship.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Weiler: In the fall, I will continue to play for the KC Barnstormers.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Weiler: Since my sophomore year, I’ve only played baseball.

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Weiler: My ACT is 21 and my GPA is 3.2.

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