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Catcher Austin Rei: 2015 3rd round pick

Discussion in 'The Adopt a Prospect Forum' started by bosox79, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Making a few new prospect threads since a lot of the old guys were traded. If anyone wants to take over any of these, feel more than free.

    DOB: 10/27/93 Berkeley, CA
    6'2 180lbs Throws Right, Bat Rights
    College: Washington

    Austin Rei was the Redsox 3rd round pick in 2015 out of Washington. He struggled initially, slashing .179/.285/.295 in 130 PA at Lowell. Considering he was a 21 year old with 3 years of college play under his belt, this was especially atrocious.

    He would not fair much better in 2016 at Greenville, slashing .212/.331/.281 in 369 PA. However, looking deeper into the numbers, his K rate went from 30% in 2015 to 22.2 in 2016. His BB rate went from 8.5% to 11.1.

    Fast forward to this year and Austin is currently slashing .359/.432/.641 with 4bb/4k in 44 PA. He has 9xbh in 44 PA compared to 20 in 369 in 2016 and 8/130 in 2015. He has thrown out 4/11 would be base stealers for 36%. His 2015 and 2016 numbers are not recorded on bref for some reason.

    He did have a thumb injury he sustained in college in 2015 and was taping that thumb up in 2016. It could potentially explain some of his struggles. At 23, he's probably a year or two older than you would like for Salem. He has potential to be an average catcher defensively but has a lot of work to get there.
     
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    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    He has cooled down since his hot start and is currently in a 2/31 slump. His season line to date stands at .241/.362/.405. During that slump, he has 3 walks and 14 strikeouts. He's also struck out in 11 of his last 18 at bats (21 PA).
     
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    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Baseball hasn't been kind to Austin Rei since the last update. In 52 PA, he hit .204/.250/.367 with a BAbip of .257.

    For the year, he is now at .227/.322/.391 in 146 PA with zero improvement in his K or BB rates.
     
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    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Last 34 games, 127 PA he is at .188/.283/.286. It's been safe to write him off as a prospect for awhile, but he's all but done.

    On a positive note, over the last 6 games he's at .300/.364/.400 but with a BAbip of .400. He's been lost for awhile.
     
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    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Austin Rei continues to struggle. Since June 18th he has put up a slash line of .242/.329/.348 on a .348 BAbip. He has 7bb/21k in 76 PA. For the year, he is now at .239/.329/.376 in 258 PA. Sadly, all 3 are close to career highs with his OBP being 2 points below.
     

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