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Robert Austin Wynns (born December 10, 1990) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Austin Wynns
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Wynns with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – No. 61
Catcher
Born: (1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 28)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 2018, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through July 19, 2019)
Batting average.248
Home runs4
Runs batted in14
Teams

CareerEdit

Wynns attended Poway High School in Poway, California. In 2009, as a senior, he hit .390 with five home runs and 37 RBIs.[1] After graduating and going undrafted in the 2009 MLB draft, he enrolled and played college baseball at Fresno State University. As a senior in 2013, he batted .279 with three home runs and 24 RBIs in 53 games. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the tenth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He signed and spent 2013 with the Aberdeen IronBirds,[2] posting a .235 batting average with 21 RBIs in 54 games. In 2014, he played for both the Delmarva Shorebirds and Frederick Keys, batting a combined .251 with one home run and 37 RBIs in 90 total games between the two teams, and in 2015, he played for Frederick and the Bowie BaySox, compiling a .280 batting average with three home runs and 31 RBIs in 78 total games. Wynns spent 2016 with Bowie, Frederick, and the Norfolk Tides, hitting at .287/.336/.416 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 80 games between the three clubs.

After the 2016 season, Wynns played in the Arizona Fall League.[3][4] He played the 2017 season with Bowie[5] where he batted .281 with ten home runs and 46 RBIs in 105 games.[6] The Orioles added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[7]

Wynns made his MLB debut on June 5, 2018.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://gobulldogs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=131
  2. ^ Melewski, Steve (May 26, 2017). "A catching prospect emerges on the farm (plus Machado talk) - Steve Melewski". Masnsports.com. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Orioles prospects DJ Stewart, Tanner Scott, five others begin Arizona Fall League". Baltimore Sun. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Austin Wynns Takes Setback In Stride". BaseballAmerica.com. March 24, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "On the road with the Baysox, catcher Wynns - Bowie Blade-News". Capitalgazette.com. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Austin Wynns Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Orioles add pitchers Hunter Harvey and David Hess, catcher Austin Wynns to 40-man roster". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-wynns-dream-comes-true-20180603-story.html

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