Sunday, March 3, 2019

Oakland Athletics OF Austin Beck - Breakout Prospect Canidate

As we approach the start of the minor league season, I will begin to name some prospects I feel will have a breakout season. The first on the list is Austin Beck. Austin had a decent 2018 season but did not hit for much power. Scouts seem to have mixed feelings on his development so far. For me I think he has made positive strides since his ACL injury in high school. I have read in various reports that he has been working on adding more loft in his swing and has added strength during the off-season. In addition, he will also be in the hitter friendly CAL league. My prediction is that his in game power will start to show and he will rise up many lists. Hopefully Austin performs well enough to make it to top 100 lists around the all star break.


  1. What are your thoughts on Beck moving forward? I believe the quad injury set him back some last year. He and Armenteros are primed for a break out year if they can keep the strikeouts down. Thoughts?

    1. Great question. This is it for Beck and Armenteros. Both have to show up and break out this year. The tools are there. I am hoping for a breakout season to quiet the skeptics out there. Can't wait.