Austin Steeves
Austin Steeves

CLASS OF 2024

LHP
OF

Austin
Steeves

Casa Grande (HS) • CA
6-0 • 160LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Athletic Edge
2024 National

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9/18/21

Positional Profile: LHP
2 IP; F8, F9, F8, E5, 3B, 4-3, L8, INF 1B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletically built with lean strength throughout, sinewy strength.
Delivery: wind up has quick steps, keeps hands close to his body and works belt to chest with his hands. Brings front shoulder to chin at balance point. Stays closed down the mound with his front foot traveling slightly towards LHH batters box.
Arm Action: LH. Good long circle, strong glove side, strong/healthy scap load, whippy sweeping 3/4 slot.
FB: T82, 78-80 mph. Downhill horizontal big arm side run with some depth. Commands the zone. 
CB: 65-66 mph. Tight. Carries same plane as FB.
CH: 73-74 mph. Arm side run with depth. FB arm speed. Swing and miss/weak contact type CHG.

Positional Profile: OF
Hit: LHH. Wide feet, fairly even stance, tall set-up, hands held high off body over backside, sinks a bit into legs with rhythm, minimal stride, hands push further back into deep load. Rotational swing path, hands move quickly, quiet head, sweeps barrel into the zone, showed ability to drive the low and in pitch, flashes pull-side power potential.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, 69.6 max bat speed, 23.5 max hand speed.
Arm: LH. OF - 84 mph. Long circular arm action, arm works easily, ball comes out clean, strong arm with throws having accuracy and tailing action given his slot and release.
Defense: Athletic and aggressive to the ball, fundamentally sound feet, reads ball well, maintains body control to and through reception.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

11/15/20

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Lean and wiry, athletic body type.
Delivery: Smooth rhythm, simple with athletic body control, in line stride, finishes through target, creates leverage against front side.
Arm Action: LH. Long smooth arm action with shallow backside depth, 3/4 slot, quick and easy.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Considerable run and arm side life, showed outstanding feel for zone on both sides of plate, can create sink on arm side with potential swing and miss action.
CB: 59-61 mph. Peak spin (2197) projects for a tight quick breaker in the future, two plane action, slot and action can get to RHH back foot or sweep down/away from LHH.
CH: 66-68 mph. Big late fade to arm side, consistent in bottom of zone, has feel and understands how to utilize it.

Hit: LHH. Wide feet, weight shifted early on backside, slight crouch, high smooth knee lift out to controlled medium stride, deep hand load. Uses legs well, has balance, pull oriented stroke, hands work quite well, depth of load creates sweeping of barrel, sees pitch early which does allow for covering the inside pitch; 11.9 max rotational acceleration, 73% on plane efficiency.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20.8 max hand speed, 63.7 max bat speed.
Arm: LH. INF - 70 mph. OF - 80 mph. In OF showed loose easy long arm stroke, smooth thrower, high-3/4 slot, creates some carry with slight tailing at target. At 1B made accurate confident feeds with shortened up arm stroke, above avg 1B arm.
Defense: Graceful approach to ball in OF, good rhythm in getting to release, efficient feet, creates angles in line to the target. Showed well grade avg with glove skills and footwork at 1B, works below the ball, covers lots of ground, soft hands.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

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