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The former first round pick back in 2018 continues to tear the cover off of the ball this spring, hitting the first pitch he saw on Saturday for his third home run of spring.
An absolute BLAST by Swaggy T! pic.twitter.com/8r7sjeSymN
— Young Bucs (@YoungBucsPIT) March 18, 2023
The home run traveled 439 feet, with an exit velocity of 106.6 mph, and had an expected batting average of 1.000.
Not really known for his offense, Hedges has been one of the best defensive catchers in the game the past few years. He flashed some of that ability behind the plate, throwing out a would be base stealer on Saturday.
Keller gets an assist from Austin Hedges, who throws out Matt Wallner trying to steal second base. Keller allowed a long solo home run to Trevor Larnach on a middle-middle sinker, but limits the damage to one run. pic.twitter.com/PsRXDe7lcM
— Justice delos Santos (@justdelossantos) March 18, 2023
Just about everything Cruz does is loud, another example is this 94.8 mph laser to first by the shortstop.
Just a casual 94.8 mph throw from Oneil Cruz 😳 pic.twitter.com/97ItlS0zND
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) March 18, 2023
Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.