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Austin Schultz

#5 | OF | TigersDET
West Michigan Whitecaps West Michigan Whitecaps
Austin Schultz
Name: Austin Eric Schultz
Born: Feb 21, 2000 in Lincoln,
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 5'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career84.274.365.4172
202184.274.365.4172
Drafted in the 10th round (285th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2021 (signed for $148,900)
Schultz posted a massive 1.234 OPS through 16 games in the shortened 2020 season and started the 2021 spring off strong as well—though not to the same extent and with significantly less power frequency than his .754 slugging percentage in 73 plate appearances a year ago might have suggested. Still, Schultz finished the year with a .329/.401/.481 line, with six home runs and 11 doubles and he also went 22-for-24 (92%) in stolen base attempts. Schultz is a plus runner, and he’s stolen 37 bags in 43 tries (86%) over his Kentucky career. A second baseman now, that’s his most likely position at the next level, but his running ability could give him some defensive versatility in the outfield as well. Despite his home run numbers, Schultz has below-average power and with a 5-foot-9, 200-pound frame he’s unlikely to grow into much more.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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