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Austin Stepping It Up

TRENTON, NJ - For Tyler Austin, it has been a year of focus, hard work, and dedication to transforming from a good hitter to being a great one with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. There have been a few ups and downs in his progression throughout the season, but the 21-year-old has stepped his game up lately and is showing why he's a top outfield prospect in the Yankees farm system.

One of the challenges he faced early this 2013 season was being too aggressive at the plate. "I was definitely a free swinger and tried to do too much up there," Austin said. "I was swinging at pitches I definitely shouldn't have been, but lately, I've been swinging less. So I've been waiting more to get a pretty good pitch to hit here and there and trying to put a good swing on it...

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