Austin Leonard
Austin Leonard
Austin Leonard
Austin Leonard
Austin Leonard
Austin Leonard

CLASS OF 2023

C

Austin
Leonard

Hampshire (HS) • IL
6-0 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: GRB Illinois - Green Deain
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7/14/21

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Long legs.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, minimal load, short leg lift. Quick bat, compact swing, line drive, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.64 max exit velocity, averaged 85.19 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.19-2.28 pop times. Athletic start, soft hands, quick transfer, fluid footwork,
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

1/31/21

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced slightly crouched setup, minimal load, short stride, stays balanced through contact.  Simple swing, hands stay short to the baseball, level bat path through the zone, line drive approach with feel to work across the yard.
Power: 92.63 max exit velocity, averaged 84.7 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.03-2.16 pop times. Balanced base, works quick from the crouch, steady hand transfer, short to release.
Run: 4.26 runner in the 60. 

10/03/20

5-foot-10, 180-pound, wide-shouldered, right-handed hitting catcher. Caught in the first game of the weekend. Impressed behind the plate. Flexible hips, subtle movements, handled the staff in cold and wet conditions with no problem. Offensively, showed a knack for the barrel. Saw enough in one game to be a follow 2023 catcher in Illinois.

8/09/20

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Lanky, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RH. Balanced setup, open base, minimal load, quick stride to even.  Simple swing, level path, steady line drive contact with a pull-side tendency.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.17-2.25 pop times. Wide base, feet gain momentum towards the bag, some length to release.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60.

6/18/20

Listed at 5-foot-10, 176 pounds; stout/strong build. Showed very well from behind the plate as a versatile receiver who softly blocked balls in the dirt and moved well from side to side, and way up, on errant pitches. He controlled the run game with an aggressive, but smart, ability to back-pick runners. Right-handed hitter with simple, repeatable swing that found several barrels through the weekend.

1/26/20

Positional Profile: C 
Body: 5-foot-10, 176-pounds. Present strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wide crouched setup, short stride and no load. Simple, repeatable swing, level bat path, woks gap-to-gap.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 69 mph. Loose arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.18-2.25 pop times. Worked out at catcher and on the infield. Looked most natural behind the plate. Flexible setup, quick release. Willing blocker.
Run: 4.38 runner home-to-first. Advanced runner for position.

1/27/19

5-foot-9, 145-pound, right handed hitting catcher. Tall balanced setup, short stride, balanced finish, level swing with uphill finish and worked the middle of the field. 75 mph exit velocity off the tee. On the infield, high ¾ slot with short arm action, accurate throws topped at 64 mph across infield. Behind the plate, clean footwork and throws clocked at 67 mph from the crouch. Pop times ranged between 2.39-2.51 Ran 4.86 from home to first.

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