Baseball America has published their latest 2020 Major League Baseball mock draft. And with the latest mock draft there’s a new name next to the #12 and Cincinnati Reds – Austin Hendrick. He’s a left-handed hitting outfielder from West Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania.
He’s currently listed at 6′ 1″ and 205 lbs. Hendrick is an Under Armour All American, playing in the game last summer at Wrigley Field. He won the home run derby prior to the game.
What stands out the most with Hendrick is his bat speed and raw power. But as a future corner outfielder, his arm strength is also something that sticks out.
There are some concerns, even if they are littler ones at this point. He’s shown some swing-and-miss in his game. And while the defensive tools are present, there are some questions about his current ability to be a good defender.
But the upside is sky high, too. Hendrick shows plus raw power with a lightning quick bat, can use the whole field, and could be an above-average defender down the line.