Super 60 Spotlight: Austin Young


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this month, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

Austin Young

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Fort Zumwalt East
    State: MO
  • Summer Team: St. Louis Bandits
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
87 - 92
FB
70 - 74
CB
78 - 79
CH
(02/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
70 - 71
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 86
CB
66 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
62 - 64
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
61 - 66
CH
74 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
CB
62 - 63
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
61 - 67
CH
72 - 75
Trackman - Fastball
87.96
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
86.38
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2268
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2207
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.96
Velo Range
86.28 - 87.94
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.5
Spin Rate (max)
2268
Spin Rate (avg)
2207
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.81
Velo Range
85.6 - 87.23
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.38
Spin Rate (max)
2181
Spin Rate (avg)
2121
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.89
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
68.54
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2517
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2440
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.89
Velo Range
69.81 - 71.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.54
Spin Rate (max)
2478
Spin Rate (avg)
2354
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.82
Velo Range
65.9 - 68.23
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.8
Spin Rate (max)
2517
Spin Rate (avg)
2440
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.22
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
77.03
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2002
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1971
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.22
Velo Range
77.94 - 79.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.03
Spin Rate (max)
2002
Spin Rate (avg)
1971
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)

Scouting Report

7/07/20

Long-limbed, lean-bodied righty with a loose arm and downhill delivery.  Projection to body and delivery. Strike thrower with near average arm speed. From a high slot, Young topped at 88 mph, mostly sitting 86 with his fastball. Spin rate in the 2,100s. Slower, but effective breaking ball in the upper-60s which he landed for consistent strikes. When combined with an average 2,440 rpm spin rate, bodes well for future improvement.

6/05/19

Young is a long and lean, athletic actions and a projectable frame with more room for growth at 6-foot-6, 180-pounds. Young’s delivery shows an over the top arm slot, arms and legs coming at the hitter, downhill tilt with his shoulders, repeats at a high percentage, quick arm, loose with whip like action, works aggressively down the mound with explosive movements. At the event, fastball is 82-85 mph, jumps out of his hand, thrown for strikes, curveball is 61-66 mph, mostly gradual action, changeup is 74-78 mph, near fastball arm speed. 

2/09/19

Young is a 6-foot-6 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri's 2021 class.  On the mound, Young comes from a an over the top arm slot, high leg lift, drives with back leg, in line down the mound, keeps shoulders level, has down hill tilt, fastball 83-85 mph, touches 86 mph, high number of strikes, jumps out of hand, sharp movement on breaking ball, 11-to-5 action, will be a good pitch as he continues to throw, 62-63 mph, throws change up with near fastball arm speed, down in the zone, 74-75 mph.



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