On May 4, 2015, Austin Charles Hedges made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres. Austin spent most of the 2013 season with the Lake Elsinore Storm in the California League. During that time he was considered the best defensive catcher in all of minor league baseball.
Since being called up to the majors, Austin has split time behind the plate with Derek Norris. Austin isn’t much of a hitter, but his defensive skills behind the plate should guarantee him a very long big league career.