Full name is Austin John Rei. Last name is pronounced "RYE" (like "sky"). Signed by Chris Pritchett (Red Sox)...Played 3 seasons at the University of Washington...Led the team in AVG (.330), OBP (.445), and SLG (.681) as a junior in 2015...Graduated from Campolindo (CA) High School, winning the 2012 CIF North Coast Section Championship at the Oakland Coliseum...Selected by MIN in the 37th round of the 2012 June Draft, but did not sign...His uncle, Fran Mullins, was an infielder for the White Sox (1980), Giants (1984), and Indians (1986), appearing in 106 ML games.
Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year...Spent the entire season with High-A Salem, appearing in a career-high 95 games...Finished in a tie for the Carolina League lead in games caught (88)... Threw out 40.4% of attempted base stealers (40-for-99), the league's 2nd-best rate...Ranked 6th in the league with a career-best 30 2B, also setting career highs with 71 hits and 38 RBI...Hit .311 (19-for-61) with 10 2B, HR, and 9 RBI over his first 17 games...Doubled in 6 consecutive contests from 4/9-17, totaling 7 2B during that span...Hit safely in a season-long 9 straight games from 4/7-18, batting .387 (12-for-31)...Had a season-high 4 RBI on 7/21 at Winston-Salem.