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Austin Steel ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Northwest Christian School
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Baseball
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Austin Steel's Baseball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Baseball Factory
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
185
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
C
Sec. Position:
1B
Home to 1st
4.78
Exit Velocity
81
60 Yard Dash
7.39
Catching Velocity
78
Top Pop Time
1.99
Pop Time
2.19
Top Infield Velocity
78

Personal Statement

I am a 6’3” 185 pound catcher from Phoenix, AZ and will graduate in 2021 from Northwest Christian in Phoenix, AZ.. I’ve been playing baseball for over 13 years- Little League, club baseball and high school. My final year of Little League, at the Intermediate level, our team won the state championship and we represented Arizona in the District Playoffs in Nogales, Az. My 8th grade year I was the starting catcher for my junior high team and we went on to win the league championship.

I am a player who leads by example and was named captain on the JV baseball team my freshman year.  During my freshman year I was called up to varsity and caught games during the season. I was the starting catcher for the varsity team at Northwest Christian for my sophomore and junior seasons. I am well respected by my teammates and coaches. I was the only freshman that was brought up to play with the varsity team my freshman season and remained on the varsity team in the state playoffs. Our team made it to the final four last season and defeated the number one team in our conference during our playoff run. I was named First Team All Region catcher  for mu sophomore season and was chosen by the NCS coaching staff as the recipient of the Total Release award which is given out at the end of the season.

Our 2021 season will hopefully begin in February and I will be the starting catcher for the varsity team.

I am by nature a protector and so it makes the position of catcher a perfect place for me. I am a hard worker—driven and determined—even when the score is not reflecting a win. I am a quick learner and coaches have always trusted me to call the game and lead the team with honor and respect. It’s my dream to play at the college level. I have no preference on the type of school and am open to considering all my options. Currently I am looking to major in Criminal Justice or Fire Science.

I think all boys who love baseball dream of playing in the MLB and of course, I’m no exception. However, realistically speaking, I’d be honored to play on a college team as a freshman and make an impact on the lives of my coaches and teammates just as I know they will impact my life. I will give 100% in both academics and on the field. 

Thank you-

Austin Steel

Northwest Christian High School



Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #18
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #18
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, Selected as winner of teams "Total Release" award.
  • Team Awards:
    Arizona high school baseball Week 3 top performer- Arizona Republic, Regional 3rd Place, Conference 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #9
  • Individual Awards:
    Earned Varsity letter as Freshman
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #18
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2019 Baseball Factory (17U)
  • Notes: Played in the USA Baseball Championships- West.
  • 2019 Blue Chip Az (16U)
  • Notes: Will be playing in tournaments with 16U and 18U teams.
  • 2018 Blue Chip Baseball Az (16U)
  • Notes: Catcher/ first base
  • 2016 Phalanx Baseball Club Az (14U)
  • Notes: Spring 2016 season

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Bob Howry
  • Private Coach
  • Khareth Bartee
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Frank Morgan
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Brian Beltramo
  • Club Coach
  • Jack Clayburn
  • Private Coach
  • Charles Davis

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Northwest Christian School
State:
ARIZONA
Enrollment:
1299

Academic Accomplishments

Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2020 All Academic Honorable Mention Baseball Team-- Arizona 1A- 4A Schools Taking summer math course at Phoenix College - summer 2020.
  • Activity
    • Member of FCA
  • Activity
    • Younglife leader for the Jr High grades at Northwest Christian School. Volunteers at local food banks in the Phx area. Is involved in the Fire Science class at NCS. Will be doing ride-alongs with the Phoenix Fire Dept.

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Statistics

Statistic 2020 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te
Avg. .263 .360
GP/GS 9/8 29/24
AB 19 75
R 3 14
H 5 27
2B 2 6
3B 0 0
HR 0 3
RBI 3 23
SLG% .368 .560
BB 4 8
HBP 0 5
SO 0 20
OB% .391 .444
SB/Attempts 0/1 2/2
PO 40 152
Assists 2 19
Errors 1 6
Fielding % .977 .966
CS/SBA 2/42 5/43
Team Record 5-3-1 17-12
 

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