2. Tyler Austin was originally drafted as a catcher

We are expecting to see some Tyler Austin in the infield but he originally would have been at another position.

That’s right, the first baseman vying for the starting position could have potentially been fighting with Gary Sanchez for a starting catcher spot. With the Yankees signing Chris Carter yesterday, he might even be contending for a spot in right field.

The bottom line is, it’s hard to imagine Austin as a catcher. If he stuck with that position, he might not even be close to making a splash in the majors.

Austin is a player who had battled adversity in his career, including a fight against cancer and being designated for assignment by the Yankees after the 2015 season. However, Austin dealt with it all and now finds himself in the thick of a position battle.

Just imagine…Austin could be battling Gary Sanchez instead of Greg Bird. Not that either is an ideal situation.


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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.