Austin Hedges is a Padres catching prospect who was a 2nd round draft pick by the club in 2011. He shares a birthday with Dex. Because of his defensive abilities behind the plate, he almost immediately became one of the franchise's top prospects. By 2013, he was considered by some to be the Padres' best prospect and one of the top 100 prospects in the game.
In 2013 he was selected to play in the Futures Game at Citi Field.