Super 60 Spotlight: Austin Bode


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 Bode

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Columbus North
    State: IN
  • Summer Team: Midwest Evoshield Canes
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.00
60-yard
1.93 - 1.97
Pop Time
(02/23/19)
78
C Velo
(02/07/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/23/19)
Position
60-yard
7.02
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.22
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.22
Pop Time
1.93 - 1.97
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
96
Trackman - Hitting
100.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
232
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
363
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
100
Exit Velocity (avg)
94.4
Distance (avg)
232
Distance (max)
363
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.3
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
75.8
Bat Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
71.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
75.8
Bat Speed (avg)
71
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

12/3/20

Bode is a physical left-handed hitter with thump and a knack for finding the barrel. He can also turn in 1.9-second pop times and has strong receiving skills.

2/23/19

Austin Bode, C/OF, Columbus North HS, 2021, 5 foot 10, 185 pounds, posted an exit velo of 96 mph with plus bat speed and balance. Hits slightly open from left side and uses controlled leg lift to load and has good separation at launch position. Barrel gets on plane and consistently barrels balls to middle of the field. Shows good actions behind the plate with good footwork. Threw 77 mph from the crouch and had pop times of 1.93-1.97. Left handed hitting catchers with power are not easy to find, nice job by Louisville on this commit.

2/24/18

5-foot-10, 150 pound catcher continues to impress behind the plate with his soft hands and quick release.  Short arm action and accurate throws topping 76 with pop times between 1.97-2.06.  In the batters box, Bode showcased legitimate pull side power with ability to use all fields.  Slight crouch in a balanced setup.  Smooth load, short stride.  Compact swing.  High contact hitter.  High exit velocity of 87.  Louisville commit.


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