IntroductionJoseph E. Austin, who goes by the popular
name Jay Austin, was born on the 10th of August in the year 1990. He
is Myles Austin’s brother. Also, he is a renowned baseball player, whose
designated position in the field is of a centerfielder. His belongs to the town
of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. He went to school at North
Atlanta, Georgia. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 170 lbs. He is
28 years old.
Jay Austin CareerJay Austin played for the North Atlanta HS,
before he was selected in the minor category by Houston Astros in the year
2008. Austin was included in the 2nd round of the MLB June Amateur
draft. He stood in the overall 56th position when the drafting took
place. He was drafted with a signing amount of $715,000. He bats and throws
with his left hand primarily.
Launch of careerHis mainstream baseball career was launched
with him playing for the team of Greeneville Astros at the age of 17. It was at
the Appalachian league. His latest game was for the Guerreros de Oaxaca in the
Teams played forThe middle period between these two games
saw him play for different teams such as the Lexington Legends (thrice),
Lancaster JetHawks (twice), Sussex County Miners (twice) and once for Peoria
Javelinas, Salt River Rafters, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach
Bums, Sioux City Explorers, and Tigres de Quintana Roo.
He played for the affiliate teams of the
Houston group from 2008 till 2012. There are no whereabouts about him being on
any team in the year 2013.
Multi-taskerAustin has undertaken multiple roles in batting,
pitching and fielding over the years. A similarity has been drawn in terms of
Austin’s number of games played/ pitched, in the year 2008 and 2018. The
similar is that in both the years he has batted in a total of 55 matches.
Records in battingHis highest number of battings were sighted
as a whopping number of 130 in the year 2010, when playing for the team of
Lancaster in the California League. This number was nearly attempted, but
landed at a score of 106 in the following year.
PitchingThere is single record of pitching in the
year 2016, for the team of Sussex County in the Canadian-American Association.
FieldingAustin fielded for the team of Greeneville
in the Appalachian League (2008) and played in 54 games. A total of 51 games
were played in by Austin in the year 2018. His record fielding was seen in the
year 2010 while playing for the team of Lancaster at the California League.
It seems like the year 2010 witnessed a
great season of play from Jay Austin, in terms of batting and fielding.
In the year 2018, on August 14 to be
precise, the team of Guerreros de Oxaca signed the free agent Jay Austin.
AwardsJay Austin was awarded the CAL Player of
the Week for his wonderful performance in the California League of the year
2010, and the CAL Mid-Season All-Star in the California League of the same year.
ConclusionIn case you wish to learn more about him,
just type Jay Austin baseball on the search engine. However, incase you are looking for any information on
his MLB stats of the present year, you can be certain that there aren’t any.