Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

Austin Athmann

C | TigersDET
Lakeland Flying Tigers Lakeland Flying Tigers
Austin Athmann
Name: Austin Troy Athmann
Born: Apr 27, 1995 in Cold Spring, MN
College: Minnesota
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 816 .256 .303 .330 6
Drafted in the 14th round (415th overall) by the Detroit TigersĀ in 2016 (signed for $100,000)
Until this year Athmann's talent had been slowed by his injury issues. Athman needed two hip labrum surgeries and a nerve relocation in his elbow that cost him time in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Because of the injuries, Athmann had caught only 16 games in his first two seasons at Minnesota, but once the Cold Spring, Minn., native, was able to stay healthy for an entire season, his talent emerged. Athmann was a unanimous first-team all-Big 10 pick as he led the league with a .642 slugging percentage. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Athmann has a prototypical catcher's body with a strong trunk. Athmann has long been considered a better backstop than hitter, but this year's he's tapped into his average power and hit for average thanks to excellent timing that begins with an open stance and a significant timing step. Defensively Athmann handles pitchers well and has an accurate, average arm. If he can stay healthy he has solid upside as a catcher, but his long list of injuries causes some pause.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Split Type AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG OPS
Split Type W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG OBP SLG WHIP
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining