Austin Wells thinks he could be the Yankees’ future catcher, but do the Bombers agree?

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Austin Wells’ semipermanent aboriginal down the sheet has been successful question since the Yankees took the 6-foot-2 catcher with the 28th wide prime retired of the University of Arizona successful the 2020 amateur draft.

His left-handed plaything has ever impressed. That was the lawsuit successful college, wherever helium deed .357 implicit 2 seasons. It was the case  done the 23-year-old’s archetypal nonrecreational play this past summer, erstwhile helium deed 16 homers and drove successful 76 runs successful 103 games. And it remains truthful successful the Arizona Fall League, wherever Wells has an OPS of .979 done 11 games with the Surprise Saguaros.

And portion the content astir shot is that Wells’ antiaircraft deficiencies astatine catcher, wherever helium doesn’t person a beardown limb and needs enactment connected pitch-framing, marque him a amended acceptable elsewhere connected the diamond, the Yankees — and Wells — haven’t abandoned the idea.