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New York Yankees catching prospect Austin Wells earned an everyday starter spot after his September heroics in 2023. He came along as a part of a youth influx as the team’s playoff hopes went to dust and left an everlasting impact, which was good enough to earn him a starter role for the 2024 season.

However, Austin Wells’ promising form hasn’t translated in this year as he struggled with 0-for-23 before breaking out in Yankees 7-3 win over Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Following the breakthrough hit, Wells revealed that irrespective of the struggles, he never felt the need to change his process.


Austin Wells Breaks Prolonged Slump With Leadoff Single Vs Athletics

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Austin Wells hitting the first of two extra-base hits in Wednesday night’s loss Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Wells, a highly regarded prospect within the Yankees’ organization, entered the season with high expectations after an impressive debut in 2023. He was hitting .300 with two homers and nine RBI in parts of 17 games over the spring. However, as soon as the regular season began, Wells fell off the bandwagon. The catcher was slashing .086/.261/.086 across 14 games with zero extra-base hits and just six RBI entering Wednesday, where he broke his hitless streak with a leadoff bunt single. While the early season struggle was kind of an unknown territory for Wells, with little major league experience, he hasn’t let it affect his overall process. “I feel the same throughout, from game one until now,” Wells said after Wednesday’s 7-3 win over Athletics.

The catching prospect added that he never doubted his process as he knew he was set on the right path. The focus was always to take good at-bats and walk whenever he could. Wells reaffirmed that his technique, process, and mechanism have been good and that it was only a matter of time before hits started to flow from his bat. Overall, Wells’ confidence in his abilities and dedication to improvement bodes well for his future in the Yankees’ organization. With his talent and work ethic, he has the potential to emerge as a key contributor to the team in the years to come. As the season progresses, Wells will continue to focus on refining his skills and making strides in his development as a player. With perseverance and determination, he is poised to overcome his early-season struggles and make a positive impact for the Yanks both on and off the field.

Yankees Star Duo Shines In 7-3 Win Vs Athletics!

Yankees, Aaron Judge, Juan Soto
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After a concerning scoreless game on Tuesday, the New York Yankees hitters exploded in Wednesday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics. The dynamic duo of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto scored a home run each to guide the Bronx Bombers to an early lead into the finale.

While Aaron Judge and Juan Soto also contributed a couple of RBIs each, Anthony Rizzo went over the park to scrap back-to-back home runs. While Clarke Schmidt had a decent night, relief pitchers Luke Weaver and Ian Hamilton closed things out perfectly to claim the three-game series with a 2-1 lead.

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