Tyler Austin’s performance at both Charleston and Tampa earned him the honor of BronxPinstripes.com’s Minor League Player of the Year (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)
As Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton begin the playoffs tonight, it’s time to give out some post-season awards at each of the minor league levels which we covered throughout the season. There will be an overall award, as well as awards for members of each team.
Player of the Year, Organization: Tyler Austin, OF, Charleston/Tampa/Trenton
Tyler started the year as a mid-level prospect in Charleston, and promptly burst onto the scene, hitting .320 with 14 home runs and 54 RBIs in just seventy games. By mid-season, Austin was on the verge of becoming one of the best hitting prospects in the system and had earned a promotion to Tampa. While there, the batting average stayed about the same though 36 games as Austin hit .321. However, his power numbers dipped significantly, with only two home runs and 23 RBIs. His...