Yankees select catcher Austin Wells in first round of 2020 MLB Draft

Yankees select catcher Austin Wells in first round of 2020 MLB Draft

June 11, 2020

The Yankees took left-handed hitting catcher Austin Wells out of Arizona with the 28th-overall pick in Wednesday’s 2020 MLB Draft.

The 2019 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year hit .353/.462/.552 in 56 games, and was included on the watchlist for the Buster Posey Award in his sophomore season, and was hitting .375/.527/.589 with two homers, six doubles and 17 walks over his first 15 games before the season was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic

The Yankees have had a continued interest in Wells — who could move to first base or left field in pro ball — and it’s actually the second time they have drafted him. The Yanks previously took him in the 35th round of the 2018 draft out of high school, but he instead honored his commitment to Arizona.

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