Second Look: Austin and Marisnick

Austin and Marisnick are polar opposites but both have big-league potential

Originally Published: August 1, 2012
By Kiley McDaniel | ESPN Insider
Tyler AustinMike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP ImagesYankees outfielder Tyler Austin doesn't have elite athleticism but he can hit.

From now until the end of the season, we'll be giving you an updated report on prospects who appeared on Keith Law's preseason top 100 or midseason top 50 prospect rankings. Today we're taking a "second look" at New York Yankees outfield prospect Tyler Austin and Jacob Marisnick of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tyler Austin
Position: OF/1B
Level: High Class-A Tampa
Age: 20
Law's midseason ranking: 45

Tyler Austin was temporarily sidelined early in my coverage of Single-A Tampa but got back on the field late last week. Most teams get too many looks at showcase fixtures from the Atlanta area, but Austin flew under the radar, signing for $130,000 as an inconsistent prep catcher in the 2010 draft. Austin has since moved to right field and this season announced himself as one of the top hitting prospects in baseball.


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