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 143 124 15 26 2 1 .210 .294 .323 .617
2 Seasons 218 194 23 42 6 1 .216 .281 .381 .662
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .229 4 0 .743
2024 .210 2 1 .617
2 Seasons .216 6 1 .662
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 24 538 97 7 7.2 4.9 89.3 106.9 17.3 39.2 .254 .423 .277 .335 .380 39.2 21.0 10.5
Player 834 154 15 9.7 6.9 89.4 107.8 15.9 37.0 .265 .481 .288 .348 .405 40.3 20.2 8.3
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 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 35.1 28.9 28.9 7.2 33.0 34.0 33.0 4.1 24.7 33.0 23.7 6.2 7.2 4.9
Player 39.6 30.5 24.0 5.8 33.1 37.7 29.2 3.9 26.0 29.9 23.4 6.5 9.7 6.9
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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 -0.8 -1 125 23.2 28 .240 .440 .332 20.0 17.9 15.6 .325 .670 .446 55.0
2024 Changeup -2.3 -3 111 20.6 32 .138 .172 .202 47.5 31.3 31.3 .185 .253 .224 25.0
2024 Slider -1.4 -1 90 16.7 22 .118 .118 .241 42.9 22.7 18.5 .212 .496 .387 50.0
2024 Sinker 2.1 1 58 10.8 19 .250 .500 .376 8.0 10.5 20.0 .206 .386 .320 42.9
2024 Curveball -1.4 -1 48 8.9 15 .167 .250 .190 7.7 13.3 15.4 .306 .355 .332 25.0
2024 Cutter 2.2 1 41 7.6 6 .667 .833 .658 28.6 16.7 8.3 .400 .465 .378 20.0
2024 Sweeper -1.8 -1 32 5.9 10 .125 .125 .230 38.5 40.0 36.4 .233 .275 .318 25.0
2024 Split-Finger 0.3 0 28 5.2 9 .222 .333 .239 23.1 11.1 9.1 .273 .385 .280 62.5
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 -1.9 -1 48 16.2 9 .125 .125 .178 37.9 22.2 11.8 .137 .155 .193 16.7
2023 Slider -3.5 -1 42 14.2 10 .125 .125 .230 40.0 10.0 8.3 .269 .437 .380 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 3.9 1 22 7.4 7 .429 1.000 .593 57.1 28.6 22.2 .344 .770 .464 20.0
2023 Sweeper 19.8 2 9 3.0 4 .333 1.333 .675 50.0 50.0 66.7 .171 .579 .404 100.0
! 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 143 538 -3 -7 3 3 -4
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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 538 48.0 71.7 77.8 26.4 52.7 40.7 36.4 48.1 29.3 6.9 78.4
Player 834 48.0 74.3 78.8 30.2 51.9 41.1 37.2 51.3 29.4 7.3 78.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2023 34 34
2024 28 36
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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 22.4 2 2.6 -1 2 3 0 0.0
Player 22.6 6 6.7 -1 2 7 2 33.3

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 2 3 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 1 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3
Player 6 8 3 5 7 7 8 5 5 6 8 6 5 7 7 6 8 6 9 7 8 6 8 9 6 6 6 7 8 7 7
! 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 89.3 -0.2
Launch Angle 13.6 17.3 3.7
Barrel % 14.0 7.2 -6.8
Hard Hit % 42.1 39.2 -2.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.3 39.2 5.9
xBA .283 .254 -0.029
BA .229 .210 -0.019
xwOBA .373 .335 -0.038
wOBA .309 .277 -0.032
xSLG .584 .423 -0.161
SLG .486 .323 -0.163
K% 18.7 21.0 2.3
BB% 4.0 10.5 6.5
Swing % 57.1 48.1 -9.0
Whiff% 29.6 29.3 -0.3
In Zone % 48.0 48.0 0.0
Out of Zone % 52.0 52.0 0.0
Out of Zone Swing % 37.0 26.4 -10.6
First Pitch Swing % 38.7 36.4 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 63.6 2.3
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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 143 83 58.0 .323 .243
! 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 144 15.5 42.4% 0.7% 81 18.1 7.4% 2.5%
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