Reds prospect Austin Hendrick, an outfielder who was Cincinnati's first-round pick (12th overall) in the 2020 MLB Draft, was promoted Tuesday from Class-A Daytona to High-A Dayton, the team announced. Hendrick, ranked No. 10 by MLB.com among the Reds' top prospects, was hitting .205 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 36...
2020 1st round pick Austin Hendrick is being promoted from Low-A Daytona to High-A Dayton. The move is not yet official, but I’ve heard it from three different sources. The timing of the move is certainly interesting. In 2021 Austin Hendrick missed plenty of time during the season, playing in just 63 of the Tortugas 120 games. The outfielder hit just .211/.380/.388 in that span with 51 walks and 100 strikeouts. He walked a ton, 19.2% of the time he stepped to the plate. But he also struck out a ton, fanning in 37.6% of his plate appearances.
The Reds promoted Hendrick from Single-A Daytona to High-A Dayton on Monday, Doug Gray of RedsMinorLeagues.com reports. Hendrick will make the jump to Dayton despite seeing a 69-point decrease in his OPS at Daytona from 2021 through his first 145 plate appearances with the affiliate in 2022. The power-hitting outfielder also struck out 40 percent of the time at Single-A this year, and the significant amount of swing and miss in his game could hinder his productivity as he climbs the minor-league ladder.
Austin Hendrick didn’t have the best full-season debut in 2021, but the former 1st round pick’s plus strengths are still very, very plus. Hopefully, his strike zone command improves during the 2022 season and he ends up climbing back into the Top 5 for next year’s rankings.
After being a 1st round selection in the 2020 Major League Baseball draft, Austin Hendrick had to wait until May of 2021 to make his professional debut due to the cancelled 2020 season. The first week didn’t go well for the outfielder as he went 1-14 with four walks and eight strikeouts for the Low-A Daytona Tortugas. But starting on May 12th he went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a walk, kicking off a 6-game hitting streak that included five doubles and eight walks. As hot as he got in that second week, he cooled off just as quickly, going 1-10 over the next four games, but he would find himself on the injured list with a groin strain for the next three weeks.
Two years ago, Mars High School’s Taylor Hamlett was the Post-Gazette girls soccer Player of the Year. Now, she is a starter for the Middle Tennessee State women’s team and helped the Blue Raiders upset Vanderbilt, 2-1, Sunday. Vanderbilt is the defending SEC tournament champs. Hamlett had an assist in a 2-1 victory, the Blue Raiders’ first against a Power Five team since 2013. Hamlett is second on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists. Middle Tennessee State is 4-3-1.
There’s a lot going on Daytona right now that should have Tortugas fans excited to get to the ballpark. After a slow start to the season that included some time spent on the injured list, 2020 1st round pick Austin Hendrick has really begun to heat up and turn things around of late.
Nick “Flamingo” Lodolo was greeted rudely in his AAA debut. He allowed three earned runs over 2.2 innings on three hits, two walks, while striking out two. The bullpen was a total dumpster fire and that includes Lucas “Sad” Sims and Ryan “Jimi” Hendrix. Alejo “Hello” Lopez socked another dinger last night, walked, and scored both runs for the Bats. Jose “Crunch” Barrero singled and walked.
MiLB.com's new Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Reds prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Until a left groin...
Austin Hendrick was hit by a pitch in the thigh on May 23rd. He initially remained in the game, but was removed an inning later. The Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick from 2020 hasn’t played since. But he also was not placed on the 7-day injured list with the hopes that he could play before that time frame was up. The days kept piling up, though, and Hendrick wasn’t ready to take the field. Injuries kept piling up for the Daytona Tortugas, too, and after their game last night that saw two more players exit the game with injuries in the first inning the team had just one position player available the rest of the game. That must have been the final straw as a move was finally made to place Hendrick on the injured list, retroactively to yesterday.
The Bats forgot their bats on Friday against the Stripers, logging just 4 hits and a lone run. Beau “Tato Rounds” Taylor socked a dinger to plate their lone run, unfortunately leaving Riley “When You’re on the Go, Beep Beep” O’Brien (7.0 IP, 4 H, R (0 ER), BB, 6 K) without enough backing for a win. Former Milwaukee Brewers SS Orlando Arcia did the biggest bopping for Gwinnett.
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When the Daytona Tortugas took the field on Thursday evening to resume their game that was suspended on Wednesday in the 3rd inning and then their regularly scheduled game, Austin Hendrick was 1-14 on the season with no extra-base hits, four walks, and eight strikeouts. That’s a .071/.278/.071 line, good for an OPS of .349 on the year. Incredibly small sample size to work with here, but after getting a hit in the opener, the 2020 Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick went into a slump, going zero for the next three games.
The Daytona Tortugas are going to have some pop in their lineup this season. The Cincinnati Reds Low-A affiliate announced their 2021 Opening Day roster, and former first-round pick Austin Hendrick headlines a powerful lineup. Hendrick was taken in the first-round of last year’s MLB Draft, but due to the...
The Daytona Tortugas are the second team in the Cincinnati Reds farm system to release their opening day roster (subject to change) – the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts released their roster late on Saturday night and Advanced-A Dayton released their roster Monday morning. Opening Day in the minors is Tuesday. Let’s take a quick look at who will be with the now Low-A Daytona Tortugas.
PHOENIX – Call it the shot heard 'round the Goodyear minor-league parking lot. Actually, it should be shots. Plural. Austin Hendrick, the Cincinnati Reds’ first-round pick from the 2020 MLB Draft (No. 12 overall), broke the back windshield of a team car with a batting practice moonshot. It cleared the 330-foot fence, plus the netting that extends about 30 feet high, which is supposed to protect the parking lot.
Hendrick has made a good impression at the Reds' alternate training camp site, particularly with his bat speed, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Nightengale suggests that Hendrick's first real game action will take place at Low-A Daytona. He hasn't really had much game action aside from Instructional League play in the fall. Despite that, the 2020 first-round pick is already highly ranked on most Reds prospect lists.
When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Austin Hendrick last summer with their 1st pick in the draft there was a lot of things to like from the high school outfielder. None of those things was more impressive than his raw power, though. Said to have arguably the best power in the entire draft class, Hendrick has big upside in this area.