2012 Draft Scouting Report: Austin Fairchild

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep lefty, Austin Fairchild.

Name: Austin Fairchild
Position: Pitcher
School: St. Thomas H.S. (Tex.)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 175
Bats/Throws: R/L

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase

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Scouting Report

Fairchild has an advanced feel on the mound. He's confident in his delivery, deception, and his raw stuff. He turns his back slightly, making him a tough at-bat for lefty hitters. He works steadily at 89-91 mph with his fastball, but given his slight frame I'd anticipate him adding velocity as he matures physically. Fairchild goes right at hitters with his fastball and also mixes in a potential plus 11-5 curveball at 75-77 mph. This is a young lefty with a feel for two quality pitches and a real aptitude for pitching.

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