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Austin Wells

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Austin Wells
High School: Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
College: Arizona
State: Ariz.
Commitment: Arizona

Ht.: 6'1"
Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Wells is a physical, lefthanded-hitting catcher with arm strength and obvious catch-and-throw talent. The only problem is that he hasn't thrown much dating back to last summer. An Under Armour All-American, Wells was slated to catch at least part of the game, but couldn't after dealing with an elbow injury. The issue has persisted into the spring and scouts haven't been able to see him throw much at all. He's tried to rest the arm and he also had a platelet rich plasma injection to try and sort out the issue. When healthy, Wells has previously shown above-average arm strength with accuracy to second base in the 2.00-second range--major league average for a pop time. He has a lot of strength in his 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame with above-average power and a chance for even more. Scouts praise his baseball IQ and intelligence, and coaches who have been around him admire his professional approach to the game and confidence in all areas. He would have been significantly higher up the board if healthy, and teams might prefer to let him get campus at Arizona, where his father, Greg, also played college baseball. If he's fully healthy and able to start throwing again, then he has all the tools you want to see out of a prep catcher.

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