Full name is Austin Kenneth Wells…in two seasons at the University of Arizona, hit .357/.476/.560 (99-for-277) with 85R, 21 doubles, seven triples, seven HR, 74RBI and 63BB in 71 games…in his pandemic-shortened sophomore year campaign, hit .375/.527/.589 (21-for-56) with 12R, six doubles, two HR, 14RBI and 17BB in 15 games…earned Second Team All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball…was named to the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award watch list…batted .353 (78-for-221) with 73R, 15 doubles, seven triples, five HR, 60RBI and 46BB in 56 games as a freshman in 2019…was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year…earned First Team Freshman All-American honors by Baseball America, D1Baseball and the NCBWA…named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game/ Rawlings…entering the 2020 draft, was ranked as the No. 21 overall draft prospect by Baseball America and the No. 27 prospect by MLB Pipeline…was the fourth catcher to be chosen by the Yankees in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft since its inception in 1965, joining Anthony Seigler in 2018 (23rd overall, Cartersville H.S.), David Parrish in 2000 (28th overall, University of Michigan) and Thurman Munson in 1968 (fourth overall, Kent State University)…attended Bishop Gorman (Nev.) H.S.…was named the 2016-17 Gatorade Nevada “Baseball Player of the Year” and was selected to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in 2017…was selected by the Yankees in the 35th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.
Selected by the Yankees in the first round (28th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft...Following the season, was named the Yankees’ No. 5 prospect by Baseball America.