Austin Hedges is an American professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 2015.
In 1992, Charlie and Pam Hedges welcomed their first child, a boy named Hedges, into the world in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Hedges, an only child, spent a substantial portion of his childhood throwing a lacrosse ball at a wall and catching it with his bare hand because his parents worked long hours after school.
Little League Baseball team coach and father of six MLB players was the Orange County Aztecs (OC Aztecs). Among those that appeared for the Aztecs in addition to Hedges were Matt Chapman Zach Davies David Fletcher Joe Musgrove Michael Lorenzen Bryce Harper.
From JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
For $3 million, he left UCLA and joined with the Padres. Hedges was ranked fifth by Baseball America as a Padres prospect prior to the 2012 season.
Hedges hit.279/.334/.451 with 10 home runs in 96 games with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League.
Austin Hedges Net Worth
Austin Hedges has an estimated net worth of $600,000.
Austin Hedges Salary
Austin Hedges takes home an annual average salary of $4,000,000 as a professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Guardians.
Austin Hedges Contract
The Cleveland Guardians signed Austin Hedges to a one-year, $4 million contract that included a $4 million guarantee and an average yearly salary of $4 million.
There will be a total of $4,000,000 in compensation for Hedges in the year 2022, with a base salary of $4,000,000.