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New York Yankees: Sign 2020 First-Round Selection Center Austin Wells & 2020 Player Pool Set

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New York Yankees: Sign 2020 First-Round Selection Center Austin Wells & 2020 Player Pool Set

2020-06-28 18:28:57


-MLB Release posted by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Images: New York Yankees 2020 first-round pick Austin Wells. (Image Source: Mike Mattina / Arizona Athletics

The Yankees have signed their first-round pick (28th overall) C Austin Wells out of the University of Arizona.

Wells, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound catcher, hit .357/.476/.560 (99-for-277) with 85R, 21 doubles, 7 triples, 7HR, 74RBI and 63BB in 71 games over two seasons at the University of Arizona. During his pandemic-shortened sophomore year campaign, the Las Vegas, Nev., native hit .375/.527/.589 (21-for-56) with 12R, 6 doubles, 2HR, 14RBI and 17BB in 15 games and was tabbed a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He was also named to the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award watch list in 2020. In 2019, he was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Entering the 2020 draft, the 20-year-old was ranked as the No. 21 overall draft prospect by Baseball America and the No. 27 prospect by MLB Pipeline.

New York Yankees 2020 Player Pool:

Catchers (6): Kyle Higashioka, Chris Iannetta, Erik Kratz, Max McDowell, Gary Sánchez, 

Infielders (8): Matt Duffy, Thairo Estrada, Mike Ford, Kyle Holder, DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela, Luke Voit

Outfielders (8): Estevan Florial, Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, Zack Granite, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Tauchman

Infielders/outfielders (3): Miguel Andújar, Rosell Herrera, Tyler Wade

Pitchers (33): Albert Abreu, Domingo Acevedo, Daniel Alvarez, Luis Avilán, Zack Britton, Luis Cessa, Aroldis Chapman, Gerrit Cole, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Chad Green, David Hale, J.A. Happ, Ben Heller, Jonathan Holder, Tommy Kahnle, Michael King, Brooks Kriske, Jonathan Loaisiga, Tyler Lyons, Luis Medina, Jordan Montgomery, Nick Nelson, Dan Otero, Adam Ottavino, James Paxton, Adonis Rosa, Clarke Schmidt, Masahiro Tanaka, Nick Tropeano, Alexander Vizcaíno, Miguel Yajure, Tony Zych


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