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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Is Tyler Austin legally blind on the road?

Tyler Austin: Baby Bomber? Then why did Yanks acquire Matt Holliday?

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 6, 1991 in Conyers, GA (Age 25 years, 103 days)
High School: Heritage HS (Conyers, GA)
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 13th round of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2010.
Debut: August 13, 2016 (Age 24 years, 342 days)
Rookie Status: Still Intact through 2017


See previous post on the blind spot of Aaron Judge. Tyler Austin has two blind spots.

SplitGGSPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+sOPS+
vs RHP256360412203710326.200.238.383.62123100001.2906366
vs LHP12272338102500410.348.444.6521.09715000000.545190195
Austin can't hit righty pitchers. Austin has OPS v. righties even lower than Judge: .621 to .679. And Judge is even worse against lefties, his blind spot.

But check out Austin's home/road splits in his only major league season. Yeah, yeah, small sample size.

Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
Home 18 14 55 50 6 15 2 0 5 11 1 0 5 26 .300 .364 .640 1.004 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 .526 161 162
Away 13 9 35 33 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .152 .200 .182 .382 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 6 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/18/2016.

.382 OPS on the road. That's ridiculous, though not as ridiculous as the fact that I may be the only person who has noticed.

Tyler Austin may be legally blind on the road. His only value may be in Yankee Stadium against the 28% of pitches thrown by lefties.

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