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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top 10 Opposing Players for 2011 - Austin Hyatt

Every Thursday, Minor Matters will unveil its Top 10 opposing players for the 2011 season. Yes, the Thunder are clearly the most interesting topic on this blog, but wouldn't be nice to hear about the next Matt Wieters, Carlos Santana or Stephen Strasburg to come through the Eastern League. Yeah, I thought so too.

No. 2 - Austin Hyatt

The Phillies' 15th-round choice from 2009, Hyatt was selected out of the University of Alabama, one choice after the Brewers took teammate Paul Howell. He earned the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year last season, and earned two Pitcher of the Week honors.

2010: Coming in with absolutely no fanfare. Hyatt tore up the Florida State League. He went 11-5 with Clearwater, posting a 3.77 ERA and fanning 156 against 35 walks. He was promoted to Reading late, and fanned 25 more over 22 innings.

What People Are Saying:

"He's a little more seasoned, and he looks a lot more comfortable. Last year he was going from game-to-game, but this year he seems to have more of a plan." -- Reading pitching coach Bob Milacki

When You Can See Him: Hyatt and Phillies come to town twice, May 9-11 and July 14-17.

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