Austin Wells
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 24
Draft: 2020 | Rd: 1, #28, New York Yankees | Arizona
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 75 70 8 16 4 0 .229 .257 .486 .743
2024 43 33 4 3 0 1 .091 .256 .091 .347
2 Seasons 118 103 12 19 4 1 .184 .256 .359 .615
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .229 4 0 .743
2024 .091 0 1 .347
2 Seasons .184 4 1 .615
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2023 23 296 57 8 14.0 10.7 89.5 107.8 13.6 33.3 .283 .584 .309 .373 .447 42.1 18.7 4.0
2024 24 174 28 4 14.3 9.3 85.3 105.1 24.5 42.9 .241 .492 .194 .387 .393 28.6 16.3 18.6
Player 470 85 12 14.1 10.2 88.2 107.8 17.1 36.5 .270 .554 .267 .378 .429 37.6 17.8 9.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 47.4 33.3 15.8 3.5 33.3 43.9 22.8 3.5 28.1 24.6 22.8 7.0 14.0 10.7
2024 25.0 42.9 21.4 10.7 21.4 28.6 50.0 7.1 17.9 42.9 14.3 3.6 14.3 9.3
Player 40.0 36.5 17.6 5.9 29.4 38.8 31.8 4.7 24.7 30.6 20.0 5.9 14.1 10.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -1 51 29.3 7 .000 .000 .200 30.0 14.3 7.1 .376 1.219 .667 75.0
2024 Changeup -2.8 -1 29 16.7 6 .000 .000 .117 28.6 16.7 14.3 .116 .126 .206 0.0
2024 Curveball -8.1 -2 21 12.1 8 .000 .000 .088 13.3 12.5 11.1 .189 .214 .301 33.3
2024 Sinker -2.7 -1 20 11.5 5 .000 .000 .140 22.2 20.0 20.0 .135 .196 .251 0.0
2024 Cutter -2.0 0 15 8.6 4 .500 .500 .450 22.2 25.0 20.0 .288 .345 .276 0.0
2024 Split-Finger -0.5 0 14 8.0 5 .250 .250 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 .391 .511 .456 25.0
2024 Slider -0.7 0 13 7.5 5 .000 .000 .280 40.0 20.0 16.7 .345 1.309 .682 100.0
2024 Sweeper -6.9 -1 11 6.3 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 33.3 100.0 .084 .101 .079 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 1 77 26.0 24 .292 .708 .413 15.2 16.7 16.7 .376 .963 .551 70.0
2023 Changeup -1.3 -1 44 14.9 8 .143 .143 .200 36.0 12.5 6.7 .156 .178 .218 16.7
2023 Slider -3.4 -1 43 14.5 11 .125 .125 .273 38.1 9.1 7.7 .268 .437 .409 42.9
2023 Sinker 0.5 0 38 12.8 7 .286 .286 .257 5.6 0.0 0.0 .388 .527 .396 28.6
2023 Curveball -4.9 -1 30 10.1 7 .167 .333 .179 35.7 28.6 50.0 .061 .067 .064 0.0
2023 Cutter -9.9 -3 30 10.1 7 .000 .000 .000 31.8 14.3 20.0 .224 .254 .208 33.3
2023 Split-Finger 1.9 0 26 8.8 8 .375 .875 .519 55.6 37.5 27.3 .301 .673 .406 20.0
2023 Sweeper 22.3 2 8 2.7 3 .333 1.333 .667 60.0 66.7 100.0 .171 .579 .305 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 75 296 1 -7 1 1 -3
2024 43 174 -5 -3 2 1 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 296 48.0 78.9 80.4 37.0 50.9 41.9 38.7 57.1 29.6 8.1 79.2
2024 174 46.6 72.8 78.0 25.8 70.8 36.2 44.2 47.7 24.1 6.3 72.7
Player 470 47.4 76.7 79.5 32.8 56.8 39.8 40.7 53.6 27.8 7.4 77.1
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2023 34 34
2024 29 32
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.7 4 4.1 0 0 4 2 50.0
2024 -- 0 0.1 0 2 0 0 --
Player 22.7 4 4.2 0 2 4 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 4 5 2 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 6 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 4 4
2024 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 4 5 2 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 6 6 5 5 5 6 3 3 4 4 6 4 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.5 85.3 -4.2
Launch Angle 13.6 24.5 10.9
Barrel % 14.0 14.3 0.3
Hard Hit % 42.1 28.6 -13.5
Sweet Spot % 33.3 42.9 9.6
xBA .283 .241 -0.042
BA .229 .091 -0.138
xwOBA .373 .387 0.014
wOBA .309 .194 -0.115
xSLG .584 .492 -0.092
SLG .486 .091 -0.395
K% 18.7 16.3 -2.4
BB% 4.0 18.6 14.6
Swing % 57.1 47.7 -9.4
Whiff% 29.6 24.1 -5.5
In Zone % 48.0 46.6 -1.4
Out of Zone % 52.0 53.4 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 37.0 25.8 -11.2
First Pitch Swing % 38.7 44.2 5.5
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 69.8 8.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 75 41 54.7 .305 .312
2024 Shades L 43 21 48.8 .265 .119
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 61 16.2 31.1% 0.0% 50 19.3 2.0% 0.0%
2024 44 16.0 34.1% 0.0% 29 18.8 3.4% 3.4%
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