ProCase Player Spotlight: Austin Bates



Player: Austin Bates
Position:
C
Class: 2017
State Rank: 38
Overall Rank: 108
High School:
IMG Academy
State:
FL
Commitment:
North Carolina
Height:
5-11
Weight:
165
Bats/Throws: R/R
Pop Time: 1.85

North Carolina recruit who stands at 5-foot-11, 165 pounds with a medium frame that is lean and athletic. Advanced actions behind the plate that includes a plus throwing arm. Quick release and he is able to throw out runners from his knees. Quiet and balanced in the box. At the plate he is slightly open and gets a small separation for his load. Short, quick swing with a nice bat path through the zone. Runs the bases aggressively.