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One of my favorite dynasty catchers, though it is no certainty he plays much C in the bigs...but the bat will play about anywhere and he's a decent bet to be a Varsho type.

Yankees' Austin Wells: Impressing in High-A ball

Wells is slashing .325/.421/1.009 with five home runs, 14 RBI and eight stolen bases through 22 games with High-A Hudson Valley.

The 28th overall pick in the 2020 MLB first-year player draft, Wells swatted 16 homers and stole 16 bases across two minor-league levels in 2021. He has continued to display an impressive mix of power and base-stealing acumen while boosting his batting average this season. Wells is 24-for-24 in stolen base attempts throughout his professional career, which is especially eye-opening considering his position.

He should be in AA within a few weeks, and it will give us a better idea how good he could be.

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Yankees' Austin Wells: Reinstated from injured list

Wells (groin) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list and transferred to Single-A Tampa on Friday, Matt Kardos of MLB.com reports.

Wells began the 2022 season at High-A Hudson Valley and slashed .323/.429/.576 with six homers, 21 runs, 16 RBI and nine stolen bases. However, he'll head to Tampa for the minor-league equivalent of a rehab assignment after spending just over a month on the injured list due to a right groin injury.

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It took him a minute to get his timing back after getting promoted to AA...but he is now up to a 12 game hit streak and has a HR in 3 straight games.

Up to .298/.397 with a .936 OPS and 11 HR on the season, also 9 SB with 0 CS...in his brief 2 years in pro ball he has 25 SB and has never been caught.

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