Tyler Austin, Infield, New York Yankees, #26
Date of Birth: 9/6/1991
Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia
Tyler Austin, infielder for the New York Yankees, was drafted by the Yankees in 2010. He played in the Yankees' minor league system from 2010 through 2015.
Austin played in 31 games with the Yankees in 2016. He hit his first major league home run in his first at-bat in the majors on August 13th. He finished with 20 hits, 3 doubles, 5 home runs, 36 strikeouts to 7 walks, and a .241 batting average. Defensively, he played 27 games at first base, 2 games in left field, and 3 games in right field. He also played in 107 games in the minors in 2016.
Batting statistics for Austin as a minor league player from 2010 through 2016 include:
- 550 games played
- 584 hits
- 137 doubles
- 316 RBIs
- 499 strikeouts to 240 walks
- .287 batting average