PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local high school baseball player was drafted in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft.
West Allegheny phenom Austin Hendrick is headed to Cincinnati. The Reds selected him 12th overall. Considered to be one of the best left handed hitters in the draft. @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) June 11, 2020
West Allegheny High School’s Austin Hendrick was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the No. 12 pick.READ MORE: National Weather Service Confirms 2 Tornadoes In Beaver County
The outfielder is a power-hitting prospect who has signed with Mississipi State.READ MORE: Overnight Closure Planned For Pa. Turnpike Between Allegheny Valley And Monroeville Exits
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hendrick is the only the sixth WPIAL player taken in the first round out of high school.
The 18-year-old was the No. 13 prospect on MLB.com.MORE NEWS: More Than 240 Runners Complete 150-Mile Relay From Pittsburgh To Maryland On Great Allegheny Passage