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Austin and Montgomery named Lawn Award winners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is the announcement from the team…

The New York Yankees today announced that outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitcher Mark Montgomery were named winners of the Yankees’ 2012 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees’ minor league “Player of the Year” and “Pitcher of the Year,” respectively. The two players will receive their awards prior to today’s Yankees-Marlins game at George M. Steinbrenner Field, scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m.

The annual awards are dedicated to Kevin O’Brien Lawn – the son of longtime Yankees Vice President and Chief of Operations Jack Lawn – who passed away in 1999.

Austin, 21, combined to hit .322 with 35 doubles, six triples, 17 home runs and 80 RBI in 110 combined games with the GCL Yankees, Single-A Charleston, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. He led all Yankees minor league hitters in batting average for the second consecutive season, ranked third in RBI and fourth in stolen bases (23). The Georgia-native was named a South Atlantic League All-Star after batting .320 with 22 doubles, 14 home runs, 54 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 70 games while with the RiverDogs. Following the season, Baseball America tabbed him as the fourth-best prospect in the Yankees organization.

Montgomery, 22, split the season with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, combining to go 7-2 with 15 saves and a 1.54 ERA (64.1IP, 11ER) in 46 relief appearances, leading all Yankees farmhands in saves. He played in five postseason games with the Thunder and did not allow a run in 6.0 innings out of the bullpen, striking out 11 batters. Following the season, Montgomery made nine relief appearances with the Scottsdale Scorpions, of the Arizona Fall League, and struck out 19 batters in 10.1 innings of relief (0-0, 2.61 ERA, 1 save). His .143 batting average against marked the fourth-lowest among all AFL relievers.

Each player will be presented with a trophy designed by C C Awards, as well as a designer watch, courtesy of Manfredi Jewels.

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27 Responses to “Austin and Montgomery named Lawn Award winners”

  1. Chip March 15th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Mazel tov

  2. Jerkface March 15th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Cool for them

  3. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Cool!! Perhaps Chef Robert Irvine could play 1B….. he looks like he’s in good enough shape.

    @robertirvine1

    So great meeting an hanging out with @ripkenbaseball today! http://ow.ly/i/1H1ky

  4. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    cool

  5. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Weirdest story I’ve seen today: The violin used by the small group of men that continued to play during the sinking of the Titanic has been found.

  6. DONNYBROOK March 15th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yea right, and that violin will shortly be purchased on Pawn Stars for 30% of it’s appraised value, only to be broken when Chumley sits on it.

  7. Rich in NJ March 15th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    “Weirdest story I’ve seen today: The violin used by the small group of men that continued to play during the sinking of the Titanic has been found.”

    Speaking of people who deserve an award.

  8. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    JF,

    if Nova wins the 5th starter job then what do you do with Phelps? I don’t think they’ll send him back to AAA….he’s shown he can relieve effectively and they kinda could use him in the pen.

  9. UnKnown March 15th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These last few weeks of spring training are going to be a drag. I’m getting anxious for the season to really start.
    Especially after watching the WBC. I’m ready for the games to count.

  10. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    “Weirdest story I’ve seen today: The violin used by the small group of men that continued to play during the sinking of the Titanic has been found.”

    so apparently some rich dude is building an exact replica of the Titanic and is planning to sale tickets to sail the exact same route it was planned to go on originally…..not sure if they are planning on hitting the same iceberg or not……anybody planned to go though I would warn you if things go badly….do not offer to share a piece of wreckage with a red headed woman named Rose

  11. Jerkface March 15th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Phelps starts until Hughes comes back, then goes down to AAA to start and is #1 on the depth chart for callup. He needs innings.

  12. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    “Phelps starts until Hughes comes back, then goes down to AAA to start and is #1 on the depth chart for callup. He needs innings.”

    yea I don’t think they’ll do that…..they’ll put him in the pen.

  13. DONNYBROOK March 15th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Agree on Phelps. He will Not get the necessary innings playing Long Man\ Mop Up Man.

  14. MG March 15th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Three observations/opinions:

    1. Mustelier is going to get a shot at being the Yankees third baseman-it wouldn’t surprise me if they play him there a few days in a row to see what they have before it gets any deeper in the spring.

    2. Aardsma isn’t going to make the team throwing 91. Personally, anything that gets him off the tweet feed on the side of this blog is a good thing. The Yankees gave him a shot, he isn’t there (yet) and may never be considering the other surgery.

    3. Heathcote isn’t making the big club out of spring training if he isn’t playing (and he isn’t playing much) so who knows why he’s still with the big club-trade maybe?

  15. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    . “Aardsma isn’t going to make the team throwing 91.”

    Opening day is only a couple of weeks away and he doesn’t look like he can get out big league hitters to me…..maybe it’ll come later but he’s not ready

  16. blake March 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Heidi Watney ?@HeidiWatney
    #Padres Chase Headley will replace David Wright if #USA advances to next round. #WBC rules prohibit Wright from being replaced this round.

    good news

  17. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    :lol:

    They put it through some crazy tests.. it’s taken them a few if not several years an a ton of cash to figure out if it was legit.

    If LoHud was stuck on the Titanic who would be the guy that got so smashed he survived in the cold water (something about all the liquor not allowing his blood to freeze)?

  18. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    That’s awesome about Headly.. it’s going to be a tough game for the US tonight, though.

  19. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Headley*

  20. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve though PR has under-performed so far in the WBC. Hopefully it stays that way and we get another shot at the Dominicans.

  21. Rich in NJ March 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    “so apparently some rich dude is building an exact replica of the Titanic”

    Could he buy the Yankees when he’s done? He sounds like he has money to burn, which is a key qualification.

  22. FiretheUMPIRE March 15th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    If he is willing to to build an exact replica of the 1998 Yankees in place of this wreckage then sure, I don’t see why not.

  23. Rich in NJ March 15th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    It would be extremely frustrating and kind of discouraging if Phelps is stuck in the pen.

  24. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    If Lohud was on the Titanic, who would be the unsinkable Molly Brown…?

  25. Doreen March 15th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    (Trisha)

  26. Shame Spencer March 15th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Doreen March 15th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    (Trisha)

    —————-

    :lol: Yeah, that’s a strong guess!

  27. chatalex March 15th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Musty got lost, Musty got lost, Musty got lost
    Somewhere down the lin http://www.chatalex.com/

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