Tyler Austin was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia. Austin spent parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball before signing with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball.
MLB: Austin spent his first two and a half major-league seasons with the Yankees. He homered in his first big-league at bat in 2016, and batted .241 with five homers and 12 RBI’s in 31 games that season. He played in 20 games in an injury-shortened 2017, hitting two homers and driving in eight runs. Austin put together his best major-league season in 2018, splitting time between the Yankees and Minnesota Twins. The first baseman/outfielder hit 17 homers and drove in 47 runs that season, playing in 69 games. Austin played for three teams in 2019, spending time with the Twins, San Francisco Giants, and Milwaukee Brewers. He hit .187 with nine home runs in 2019.
MiLB: Austin played parts of nine seasons in the minor leagues, most recently in 2019. He owns a career-MiLB batting average of .286 with 84 homers and 381 RBIs.
NPB: Austin is currently in his second season with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars Nippon Professional Baseball. He has accumulated 144 hits in his two seasons in Japan, batting .300 with 39 homers and 105 RBI’s. Austin owns a career-NPB SLG of .604.
- Tyler Austin
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- | Yokohama DeNA Baystars (NPB)
- Professional National Team
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