Austin Francis
Austin Francis
Austin Francis
Austin Francis

CLASS OF 2022

SS
RHP

Austin
Francis

Troy (HS) • NY
5-10 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: All Stars Academy Elite

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2022 National

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9/11/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds; lean, muscular build. 7.39 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Athletic stance in the box with bent knees and hands pushed behind the back shoulder; uses a big leg kick and hinges at the hips, meanwhile the hands are working in a down and up hitch. Clean action from the lower half, a simple turn of the hips to initiate rotation with uphill bat path, keeps his hands tight to his body to allow a short swing with a quick turn of the torso. Lifted the ball well to the left side of the field, pop present in the bat; peak Trackman exit velocity of 87 MPH.
Defensively: Feet start just past shoulder width, appears to keep most of his weight shifted to the balls of his feet; Moved athletically to the ball, taking confident steps and getting around the right side of the ball. Very soft hands with a clean transfer to throw; short arm action with good hand speed through the throw, high 3/4 slot. INF - 81 MPH.
Pitching: Repeatable, easy mechanics down the mound with good intent. Throws with a snappy, quick 3/4 arm slot. FB: Located his FB well to both sides of the plate. Peak velo of 82 MPH, while sitting 78-81 MPH. CB: 67-68 MPH. Sharp curveball with the ability to develop into a quality pitch.  

2/19/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Lean; athletic; able to hold more weight; 4.24 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Slightly open stance; hands shoulder level; elbows in tight; medium leg kick with long stride; compact load then drives off the backside Long and high one-handed finish; gets the entire body behind his swing for max power; good launch angle with quick hands; able to hit it where it's pitched. pull-side approach; power to pull-side gap; consistent line drives. 89 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Smooth and controlled footwork to get around the baseball; good transfer; able to move laterally and play on the run; clean turn to second. 3/4 arm slot; medium arm swing.  INF - 84 MPH.
Pitching: Steady tempo, high leg lift with light turn, strides out to a closed landing before a crossfire, repeatable release. Long, fast arm action with 3/4 release.
FB: T85, 81-84 MPH. Commands, downhill with arm side run.
CB: 69-70 MPH. Locates with sharp, 11-5 break.
SL: 72-75 MPH. Tight slurve action.
CH: 71-72 MPH. Arm side fade.

2.21.19

Athletic Build 5-foot-9 150 pounds. Ran a 4.27 home to first. Offensively- Tall Stance. Slightly Open. Uses leg lift for balance and timing. Displayed loose hands and natural bat whip has a slight lift. Gets good use of lower half and full extension. Has a one hand follow-through. Infield- displayed active footwork. gets himself in a good position. Stays low smooth funnel transition to a low effort throwing action. Throwing velocity 77 MPH. Pitching-RHP displayed live easy arm action. Uses a high knee lift drives downhill low effort with a balance could use more leg drive. Displayed Fastball that peaked at 77 MPH with late life. Curveball ranged from 62-64 MPH with a sharp downward break. Feels out for Changeup 64-66 MPH. 2022 Graduate is a must follow.

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