Following a successful stint in AAA, former Arizona Wildcat Austin Wells is getting called up to the big leagues, joining the New York Yankees.
The journey from college baseball to the Major Leagues is a dream shared by countless young athletes, and for former Arizona Wildcat baseball player Austin Wells, that dream has become a reality.
Wells, known for his exceptional skills both behind the plate and in the batter’s box, has been officially called up to the New York Yankees, marking a significant milestone in his promising career.
A standout at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Austin came to Tucson where his natural talent quickly became evident as he progressed in his collegiate career, earning a reputation as one of the top catching prospects in the nation.
During his time there, Wells showcased his versatility consistently delivering clutch hits, meanwhile being one of the best defensive players in the conference.
In his sophomore season at Arizona, Wells had a remarkable year, batting an impressive .375 with an on-base percentage of .527, displaying exceptional plate discipline and power.
His performance did not go unnoticed by major league scouts, as in the 2020 MLB Draft, Austin Wells was selected 28th overall by the New York Yankees.
Upon signing with the Yankees, Wells began his professional career within the team’s minor league system, where he continued to shine, eventually solidifying his status as one of the top prospects within the organization.
Well, on Wednesday afternoon, it was officially announced that the New York Yankees promoted Wells as the culmination of years of hard work and dedication have finally paid off.
As he embarks on this new chapter in his career, baseball enthusiasts and Wildcat fans will be able to follow Austins’ continued growth and success as a key player within the New York Yankees organization.