With the 28th Pick, The Yankees Select Austin Wells

The Yankees have used their first-round pick on Austin Wells, Catcher from the University of Arizona. Wells is a lefty power bat that can play first and outfield in addition to catcher.

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Wells was previously drafted by the Yankees in the 35th round in 2018, but he went back to school. He was the 2019 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. He slashed .353/.465/.552 with 78 hits, 15 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, and 60 RBIs in his freshman year, setting multiple school records.

You could see the Yankees trying Wells out at first if he even makes it to the majors. The Yankees are known for trading their catching prospects. Wells is not the greatest defender and the Yankees have been looking for a lefty power bat to play first, so don’t be surprised if he comes up as a first baseman. Rival teams have already stated that his swing fits Yankee Stadium and that his bat will get him to the majors. It will be very exciting to see how fast Wells progresses through the system.

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