Austin Nola

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Austin Nola began his professional career in 2012. originally an infielder, he was converted to catcher starting in the Arizona Fall League in 2016 and reached the major leagues as a catcher with the Seattle Mariners in 2019.

He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 48th round of the 2008 amateur draft, a few picks ahead of pitcher Rob Scahill, but opted not to sign. He was then taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 31st round of the 2011 amateur draft, but again did not sign. He inked a contract after being drafted by the Miami Marlins in the fifth round of the 2012 amateur draft. The scout was Mark Willoughby.

He reached 100+ hits for the first time in 2014, batting .259/.368/.327 with 129 knocks in 134 games for the Jacksonville Suns. In 2015, he reached Triple-A for the first time, batting .280/.355/.343 with no home runs and 18 RBI in 61 games for the New Orleans Zephyrs. He struggled with the Suns earlier in the season and batted .242/.316/.309 on the year as a whole.

His brother is Aaron Nola.

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