Timothy L. Auty
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
Tim Auty was a minor league outfielder.
Auty debuted in the 2005 Claxton Shield for the New South Wales Patriots and did very well, hitting .348/.375/.438. He hit a 3-run double against the Victoria Aces in the finale, providing a big burst of offense from the #9 slot, to give the Patriots the title. He signed with the Seattle Mariners and split the summer between the AZL Mariners (.352/.424/.529, 14 2B, 24 R in 29 G) and Tacoma Rainiers (1 for 10, BB). Despite his limited action, he tied for third in the Arizona League in doubles. Had he qualified, he would have tied Javis Diaz for third in the AZL in average behind Ariel Nunez and Lorenzo Cain.
Despite his fine performance, he was let go by Seattle. He was 6 for 20 with four walks, a double and 3 RBI for the 2006 Patriots. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies but did not play in the US that summer due to visa problems. Back in Australia in '07, he hit .276/.382/.310 but struck out 4 times in an 0-for-5 effort in the finale. He played in the US independent leagues in 2007, batting .239/.314/.349 in 30 games for the Evansville Otters. Tim rebounded in the 2008 Claxton Shield at .360/.418/.420 with a league-best (tied) 5 steals in 6 tries. In '09, he put up a .280/.321/.460 line for the Patriots. He slumped to .244/.286/.326 during 2010. In the 2010-2011 Australian Baseball League, he was only 9 for 55 with 9 walks and a double as a backup outfielder. He did not play the next year.
Auty was on the New Zealand national team roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, going 2 for 15 with two runs, a RBI and two walks as a starting outfielder. In the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he was much better, 4 for 10 with a double, two runs and three RBI. He tied Moko Moanaroa and Boss Moanaroa for the team lead in runs and was second to Boss Moanaroa in RBI and second to Moko Moanaroa in average.