Local high school slugger ranked among baseball’s top prospects

Local high school slugger ranked among baseball’s top prospects
Austin Hendrick plays for West Allegheny High School every spring. And he's considered one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. (Baseball America)

PITTSBURGH — He plays for West Allegheny High School every spring and he’s considered among baseball’s top prospects. Austin Hendrick can flat out smash a baseball.

According to PerfectGame.org, Hendrick has committed to Mississippi State to play baseball. Some notes about 6 foot, 1 inch Hendrick from the website include “showed huge potential” and “just continues flat out mash.”

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The website also ranks Hendrick as the best player in the state of Pennsylvania and the best outfielder available. Nationally, Hendrick is ranked third overall.

Our partners at TribLive.com report Hendrick hit a 109 mph home run that was reportedly the hardest hit ball at a game in Bradenton, Florida last year.

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