Saturday, June 30, 2012

Player Profile: Jeff Austin

I have two cards of Jeff Austin. This one is from 2001 SP Top Prospects.

Playing career: The first round draft pick of the Royals in 1998, Jeff Austin pitched just 38 major league games before injuries wrecked his career. He did become the second pitcher in major league history to give up three home runs to start a game.

Where he is now: He is a Google Apps Channel Manager. Here is a post he wrote on the official Google blog about the MLB 2K11 video game.

Interesting stories: During his minor league career he wrote a few posts for a Baseball America journal about the day-to-day life of a minor leaguer.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Jeff Au, ahead of Jeff Aubry, a New York State Assemblyman. He is fourth when you google Jeff Austin; before him are a musician and an actor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jim Austin.

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