Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Austin with the Trenton Thunder in Sept. 2012 (Photo courtesy of Flickr) A name as hot as any in the Yankees’ minor league system right now is Tyler Austin.  Born in Macon, Georgia, Austin went on to play for Heritage High School, located near Atlanta.  After a stellar senior season, Baseball America ranked him as the 24th prospect in the Peach State and forecast that he could be taken as early as the 4th round in the 2010 MLB Draft.  The Yankees were fortunate that he was still on the board when they selected him in the 13th round, giving Austin the chance to sign with his favorite team. 2010 turned out to be a very difficult year for Austin, but his resilience in the face of great trials echoed a character trait familiar to the Yankee family.  Prior to the 2010 Draft, at the age of 17, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he courageously battled the disease, overcoming it in time for rookie ball with the Gulf Coast League Yankees.  However, just two games into his 2010 sea...
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