Tyler Austin

Position: 1B
Born: 9/6/1991
Height: 6'2
Weight: 220
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .294 with 17 homers and 78 RBIs in 107 games between Trenton (Double-A) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A), with 34 doubles, a .392 OBP and a .524 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre August 13 along with OF Aaron Judge when RHP Ben Heller was sent down and 3B Alex Rodriguez was granted his unconditional release, and RHP Conor Mullee was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 8/13/2016

Debut Details
August 13, in an 8-4 win against the Rays. The starting first baseman, he batted seventh and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI including a homer along with a stolen base. In his first at-bat against Rays starter Matt Andriese in the second inning, he hit a two-out solo home run to left field, a 330-foot shot that barely cleared the wall but he touched them all for the first run of the game. In the fourth inning, he struck out swinging. In the sixth inning, he hit a one-out single to right field and with two outs, stole second base for his first steal. In the eighth inning, he struck out swinging.

Player Notes
You can see the details of Austin’s and Judge’s historic debuts in the introduction to this package. Now in his seventh pro season, Austin brings a career .287 average into his MLB debut, though that first “season” consisted of just two at-bats at the minor league complex in the Gulf Coast League. In 2011, between the GCL and Staten Island (Short-season A), he combined to hit .354 with six homers, 36 RBIs and 18 steals, and batted .322 with 17 homers, 80 RBIs and 23 steals in 110 games in 2012 between (deep breath) the Gulf Coast League, Charleston, S.C. (Class A), Tampa (High A) and Trenton. Injuries slowed his ascent as he appeared in only 85 games in 2013, then returned to Trenton to hit .275 in 105 games in 2014, with both power and speed falling off as he managed just nine homers and 47 RBIs. In 2015, he hit a combined .240 with six homers, 35 RBIs and 11 steals in 94 games between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.