With the 28th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Yankees have selected catcher Austin Wells out of Arizona.
The next bat to come out of Las Vegas is Arizona’s Austin Wells, joining the likes of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo, and Tommy Pham. Wells is the best college bat at the position, a guy with plus power and an average to slightly above hit tool. Of course his defense isn’t quite the same level as his bat, keeping him off that top spot in the rankings. In fact there are teams considering taking him as a first baseman or left fielder because his arm is below average and the glove doesn’t do enough to make up for that flaw. Wells’ bat plays anywhere, but his draft stock will be dependent on where teams believe he lands on the defensive spectrum.