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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Topic Start: August 17, 2013, 02:15:16 PM »
Height:  6'1
Weight:  190
DOB: 06/26/1992
Hometown:  Redmond, WA
School(s):  University of Washington
Position:  Starting Pitcher
Drafted: 5th round in 2013 draft by the Washington Nationals
Nationals Prospect rank for 2013: NA - Baseball America, NA - Minor League Ball, NA - Baseball Prospectus, NA - WNFF

2013 stats (GCL and Auburn) - 2-0, 35.2 IP, 9 G, 9 GS, 1.26 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 46/4 K/BB
Career - 2-0, 35.2 IP, 9 G, 9 GS, 1.26 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 46/4 K/BB

2015 update - assigned to Harrisburg

Offline monkeyhit

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #1: August 17, 2013, 02:37:38 PM »
Been watching him too. One of the few bright stars this year in Auburn. Have a good feeling he'll be moving up quickly.

Offline natasaurus

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #2: August 20, 2013, 03:34:31 PM »
Promoted to Hagerstown along with Johansen.

Offline monkeyhit

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #3: August 20, 2013, 05:59:09 PM »
Been watching him too. One of the few bright stars this year in Auburn. Have a good feeling he'll be moving up quickly.

Didn't think it would be in 3 days!   8)   

Poor Auburn has nobody left.


Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #4: September 05, 2013, 10:38:34 AM »
Austin gets the start in Hagerstown's first playoff game and gets the win. (W,1-0) 5ip, 3h, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 5SO  Rizzo found another diamond in the rough.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #5: May 07, 2014, 08:07:05 PM »
Nice outing tonight for Voth.

6 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 7 K

2.28 ERA on the season

Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #6: May 07, 2014, 08:11:48 PM »
Nice outing tonight for Voth.

6 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 7 K

2.28 ERA on the season

That's a great line!

What level is he pitching at?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #7: May 07, 2014, 08:16:31 PM »
Still Low A ball (Hagerstown)

Should be in High-A imo.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #8: May 12, 2014, 08:41:16 PM »
6 IP 5 H 0 R 1 BB 7 K for Voth tonight.

He's been dominant at Hagerstown. 1.87 ERA, 10.69 K/9. Doesn't turn 22 until next month so he's fairly young. Haven't heard much about him from the prospect publications but he seems to be gaining steam.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #9: May 12, 2014, 10:34:44 PM »
Call him up.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #10: June 10, 2014, 09:57:10 PM »
beast. 7 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 6 K (Win) today for Hagerstown.

2.23 ERA, 69 K/19 BB in 64.2 IP.

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #11: June 10, 2014, 10:34:28 PM »
Love this kid. I get the same feeling about Voth as I did with Zimmermann when he was coming up through the system. He's gonna be a good one.

Offline natasaurus

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #12: June 16, 2014, 12:12:29 PM »
Promoted to high A Potomac.

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #13: June 16, 2014, 01:06:30 PM »
Well, its about time. Congrats on the promotion Austin.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #14: June 24, 2014, 09:58:13 PM »
First start in High-A: 6 IP 2 H 0 R 2 BB 6 K (Win)

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #15: June 25, 2014, 11:17:17 AM »
Nice!!

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #16: June 29, 2014, 08:55:03 PM »
Tonight 7IP 2H 1ER 1BB 7KO 0.69ERA

Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #17: June 29, 2014, 09:41:59 PM »
Promote to AA now, please. Those lines are sick.

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #18: July 05, 2014, 08:59:24 PM »
Tonight's line even sicker 6IP 3H 0ER 0BB 7KO 0.47ERA

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #19: July 05, 2014, 09:11:57 PM »
Tonight's line even sicker 6IP 3H 0ER 0BB 7KO 0.47ERA
He's a bad man.

Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #20: July 06, 2014, 10:45:17 AM »
I might have to go watch this guy pitch in Potomac

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #21: July 06, 2014, 11:13:17 AM »
I wonder if his offspeed stuff has improved any.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #22: July 06, 2014, 02:05:58 PM »
I might have to go watch this guy pitch in Potomac

Should have been there last night!  Quite the Pitching Duel.

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Offline natasaurus

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #23: July 07, 2014, 10:05:49 AM »
Made BA's Minor League All-Surprise team.

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2013 fifth-rounder shows stuff, poise, athleticism and ranks among minors’ best with .189 AVG

Offline daggerrrrrr

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Austin Voth, SP
« Reply #24: July 09, 2014, 11:31:41 AM »
Stock Watch: P-Nats' Voth in command

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Nationals RHP Austin Voth, Class A Advanced Potomac

Following his first start with the P-Nats on June 24, Voth received plenty of praise from a notable figure in the Nationals' organization.

"He's doing well, he looked great," said outfielder Bryce Harper, with Potomac while rehabbing an injury. "I had no clue who he was, and to be able to see a guy like that come out here and pretty much carve, he did a great job and it was fun to watch."

Harper isn't alone in familiarizing himself with the 22-year-old University of Washington product. A fifth-round pick in the 2013 Draft, Voth has dominated the lower levels of the Minor Leagues. In 13 starts with Class A Hagerstown to begin the season, he posted a 2.45 ERA, striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings while allowing just one homer in 69 2/3 frames.

Since his promotion to Potomac, Voth has allowed just one earned run over three starts with a 20-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 19 innings.

What's driving Voth's success is command. Potomac manager Tripp Keister got his first look at Voth late last season. Keister was managing Hagerstown at that point, and Voth joined the Suns in time for the postseason. Voth started Game 1 of the team's series with West Virginia and posted five scoreless frames in a 6-1 win.

Voth's poise and command struck Keister then, and the righty has only improved since.

The native of Redmond, Washington, has a repertoire built around his 91-to-92 mph fastball. The pitch has average velocity and the movement isn't exceptional, but his command is already well above average, something that sets up the rest of his pitches well against lower-level hitters.

"He has outstanding command of the fastball," Keister said. "That's what he's pitching off of. Everything else opens up when you can command the fastball like he does to both sides of the plate."

Voth backs up the heater with a changeup and curveball. For Keister, the changeup is more advanced at this point.

"He definitely has real good arm speed with it," the skipper said. "There's some separation there between the fastball and the change. There is a little tail, fadeaway. It does run away from left-handed hitters. He throws it to lefties and righties as well."

The curve flashes average to a tick above, but Voth is still trying to improve the consistency of the pitch. Keister said the offering can get a little slurvy at times, losing some of the bite and downward plane that makes it effective.

All of the pitches look like they could play in the Majors to Keister, though command will be where Voth makes his money.

"I don't know that he has a plus pitch right now," Keister said. "But he's solid average with three pitches, and his command is up there. That's really what he brings every game, makes him tough -- three average pitches and above average command."

Beyond the stuff and command, Voth grades out well in other areas, like holding runners. The Washington product earns positive reviews for his makeup, hungrily studying scouting reports and using the information the Nats can make available to him.

Lastly, Voth also has the makings of a durable rotation piece. He has a sturdy 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame and holds the velocity on his 91-to-92 mph fastball with apparent ease.

"He's a big, strong kid, and he's going to get stronger," Keister said. "He's pitched deep into games. He's on a strict pitch limit, things like that, but he can pitch into games, go six or seven innings and still be making pitches. He's going to be a horse as he grows and gets stronger."

The total package isn't necessarily flashy, and in an organization loaded with the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Lucas Giolito, Voth has an uphill climb to make his stuff fit in Washington's future rotation plans. The pitchability could earn him a No. 4 or 5 role, though, and that's a big win for a fifth-round Draft pick.

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