28 Facts About Austin Nola


Austin Kyle Nola was born on December 28,1989 and is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.

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Austin Nola was drafted after his junior year in 2011, this time by the Toronto Blue Jays, but chose to finish his college career.

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Austin Nola spent the next few seasons rising through the Marlins' farm system, reaching the Triple A New Orleans Zephyrs in 2015.

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Austin Nola learned the position while playing in the Arizona Fall League, then began starting behind the plate full-time in 2017.

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Austin Nola made his major league debut with Seattle in June 2019.

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Austin Nola caught the Padres through the 2020 National League Wild Card Series, taking the team to the 2020 National League Division Series.

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Austin Nola was born on December 28,1989, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Austin Nola took to baseball from an early age, often playing catch with his father in their backyard after school.

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Austin Nola made the varsity team as a freshman and led the team in hitting that year.

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Later that year, Austin Nola played collegiate summer baseball for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

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Austin Nola returned to LSU as a junior in 2011, starting as the shortstop in all 56 games.

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Austin Nola played for Harwich again during the 2011 season, batting.

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Austin Nola returned to finish his senior year, while Aaron was starting as a freshman.

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Austin Nola signed with the team shortly thereafter, for a $75,000 signing bonus.

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Austin Nola was initially assigned to the Class A Short Season Jamestown Jammers of the New York–Penn League, but, after only a few weeks there, Nola was promoted to the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League.

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Austin Nola played in 65 games during his rookie season, batting.

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In 2013, Austin Nola played with the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.

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In 2014, Austin Nola was assigned to the Double A Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League.

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Austin Nola returned to the Zephyrs in 2016, serving as the starting shortstop and the second batter in the batting order.

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Austin Nola spent time at third base, and practiced at second base to diversify his infield repertoire.

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Austin Nola started with the Double A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, playing 54 games with them before receiving a promotion to which had changed its name from the Zephyrs to the Baby Cakes.

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Austin Nola signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners on November 9,2018.

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Austin Nola opened the season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, who used him as a utility player.

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Austin Nola was called up to the Mariners on June 16,2019, and made his major league debut the same day.

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Austin Nola played a variety of positions for the team, spending most of his time at first base, with appearances at second and third base, catcher, and left and right field.

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Austin Nola struck out swinging on three consecutive fastball pitches from Aaron.

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Austin Nola and his wife Michelle have one son together who was born on March 26,2020, which would have been opening day had the 2020 MLB season not been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Austin Nola is of Italian descent; his great-grandparents emigrated to Baton Rouge from Sicily.

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