Friday, May 16, 2014

Player Profile: Tyler Austin

I have one card of Tyler Austin, from 2012 Bowman Prospects.

Playing career: Outfielder Tyler Austin was drafted by the Yankees in 2010 and has worked his way up through their system. After a very successful 2012 season at two Class A teams, he struggled at AA Trenton in 2013.

Where he is now: He is at AA Trenton again in 2014 and continues to struggle: in nineteen games he is hitting .247 with 0 HR and 6 RBI.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Interesting facts: He was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 17. He had surgery and has been cancer-free ever since.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Tyler A, ahead of Tyler Ancrum, a high school basketball star in Connecticut. There do not appear to be any other prominent Tyler Austins.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Brian Bixler.

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