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Austin Hedges

San Diego Padres
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Padres | Austin Hedges out 4-6 weeks

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:31:40 -0700

San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges (hand) will have surgery to fix a fractured hamate bone in his hand Wednesday, April 27, and he's estimated to miss four to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges is more of a defensive-minded catcher, and he backed up Derek Norris for most of the 2015 season. He showed some improvement with his bat this spring, but this is a notable setback for him, and he's unlikely to have any fantasy value at all this year.

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Padres | Austin Hedges likely to start in minors

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:32:43 -0700

San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges is likely to start the year at Class AAA El Paso barring a trade.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges made some strides this spring to work on his approach at the plate, and the results were encouraging (two home runs, .300 average in 20 at-bats), but it wasn't enough apparently. He remains a defense-first backstop that won't make much noise in fantasy even if he comes up at any point this season.

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Padres | Austin Hedges poised for step forward?

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:22:17 -0800

San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges appears ready to take significant step forward in 2016, in the opinion of MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges projects to serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Derek Norris, and Hedges has just 152 plate appearances with a disastrous .463 OPS in the majors. He is widely viewed as a defense-first catcher, so keep your expectations in check. At best, Hedges is a low-end option in NL-only formats.

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Padres | Austin Hedges goes off Tuesday

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:40:34 -0800

San Diego Padres backup C Austin Hedges slugged two home runs in spring action Tuesday, March 8. Hedges has been working with hitting coach Alan Zinter to unlock some raw power. Hedges finished with five RBI Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges is a defense-first catcher that remains a backup, at best, for the Padres currently. He probably could use more minor league seasoning, but keep an eye on his newfound power stroke. Unless an injury opens up more time, pass for now.

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Padres | Derek Norris could be moved

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:37:29 -0800

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is a player that the Padres have discussed with other teams in trade talks, but he likely will not be traded before the start of spring training. It appears the Padres may want to use C Austin Hedges and C Christian Bethancourt as their catchers.

Fantasy Tip: Norris likely will be the Padres starter for the time being, but owners should monitor his status during the spring. Norris posted a decent .250 batting average with 14 home runs last season and could be a solid option in two-catcher leagues and NL only leagues.

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Padres | Derek Norris rests

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:16:50 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is out of the lineup Saturday, Oct. 3, with C Austin Hedges hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) faces Zack Greinke and isn't a good start on FantasyScore.

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Padres | Derek Norris taking a day off

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:36:06 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 29. C Austin Hedges is starting and hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jorge Lopez.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) hasn't hit much at all this year as the backup catcher for the Friars. He's more of a defensive-minded player, so he's a low-end catcher play on FantasyScore.

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Padres | Derek Norris out again

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:31:17 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, Sept. 16. C Austin Hedges is starting behind the plate and is batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray.

Fantasy Tip: You'll want to avoid Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) on FantasyScore unless you're in desperate need of salary cap relief at the catching position. He's only hitting .168 (20-for-119) with two home runs and 10 RBI all year.

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Padres | Derek Norris out vs. Arizona

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:42:01 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 15. C Austin Hedges is starting and is hitting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jhoulys Chacin.

Fantasy Tip: The matchup against Chacin and Arizona is nice for the Padres, but Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) shouldn't be part of a potential stack of Friars.

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Padres | Yonder Alonso continues to sit

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:20:56 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso is out again against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Jorge De La Rosa Thursday, Sept. 10. C Derek Norris is starting at first base and hitting cleanup, while C Austin Hedges is behind the plate and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is attractive to daily gamers while hitting cleanup and against a lefty, who he is hitting .284 (31-for-109) against this year. Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is a defense-first backstop that is a weak play on FantasyScore.

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