Thursday, May 28, 2015

Weekly Check In: Tyler Austin

Tyler Austin has been mired in a season long slump in 2015 leaving his batting average hovering around the Mendoza Line. Austin has taken steps forward every year of his minor league career when healthy and I have to wonder if he is simply pressing or suffering from being in the minor leagues for too long. I am a big time believer that you can stunt a player’s development by leaving them in the minor leagues or in any affiliate for too long. A player needs to be challenged or he gets bored, remember when Zack Greinke was so bored he used to make up games while pitching major league contests? Hopefully this is just a mechanical thing and Austin can get back on track because the Yankees may need an outfielder before it’s all said and done in 2015.

Here’s the stat line that must improve or we will be forced to check in weekly with another prospect, maybe Ramon Flores. 


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