Chicago Cubs: Five realistic MLB draft day targets

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Chicago Cubs: Another unique prep bat

One of the most impressive things a high schooler can do in baseball is to hit a baseball into the bleachers of an MLB stadium. As many exist who can undoubtedly accomplish this feat, one particular kid took it to an entirely new level. Meet Austin Hendrick.

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Hendrick has spent the past four years at West Allegheny High School, located in Imperial, Pennsylvania. If there is one thing about this kid, it is that he already has insane power. Hendrick demonstrated this ability after being filmed hitting baseball’s halfway up the bleachers in Wrigley Field in right field. Hendrick has also hit a baseball entirely out of Wrigley Field.

The sheer power of this kid is unreal. He has a quick swing that moves effortlessly through the zone. Hendrick’s fast hands give him the ability to jump on pitches, and his movements’ progression plays to the strength of his swing.

Hendrick pulled his best Bryce Harper home run derby “look” during his batting practice at Wrigley, making it all the more fun to watch him park baseballs wearing a headband.

Hendrick poses another compelling case for the Cubs next week. If Mitchell has been scooped, Hendrick would not be a bad consolation prize. The sturdy outfielder does have a commitment to Mississippi State, which may be troublesome for teams eyeing him. Still, if Hendrick is there, it should be a no brainer for front office and ownership.