Yankees' second round pick Austin Aune had a solid debut season with the Gulf Coast League Yankees…
Scouting Yankees Prospect #35: Austin Aune
Vital Statistics: Name: Austin Aune Position: Shortstop DOB: September 6, 1993 Height: 6'2" Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Right "One of the biggest parts about this guy is his hit tool – he is not in the category of raw athletes that need to learn how to hit," Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer told PinstripesPlus.com on draft day. "He's got hit, he's got power, and he's got a refined swing. "If the message people are taking from reading about this pick is that we are buying "pure athlete", that's not the case at all; we're buying a guy who's a very good athlete, but who has hit skills and power." Aune hit a very respectable .273 with fourteen extra-base hits in his first 39 professional games and was second on the team with 19 walks. "I thought I had a good season," Aune said. "I had my ups and downs but that's what I expected going in. I didn't expect to be perfect but I had a lot of fun and overall I thought I did good." The downs were mostly the team-high 1...
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