Reds select high school outfielder Austin Hendrick with 12th pick

Reds select high school outfielder Austin Hendrick with 12th pick
12th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2020 MLB Draft (Source: Getty)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Reds Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Meador announced on Wednesday the selection OF Austin Hendrick (6-0, 195, BL-TL) with the team’s first pick, 12th overall, of the 2020 first-year player draft.

Hendrick, 19, is rated the ninth-best player in the draft by Baseball America and 13th-best player by MLB.com.

A pre-season first-team All-American at West Allegheny High School in Imperia, PA, Hendrick has committed to Mississippi State University. He is the highest-drafted player from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League since Neil Walker was taken 11th overall in 2004.

The Reds don’t draft again until Thursday, when they will select 48th (2nd round), 65th (Competitive Balance Round B), 84th (3rd round),113th (4th round) and 143rd (5th round).

[Release courtesy of the Reds]

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