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Top Yankees prospect goes hitless in Somerset Patriots debut

It was nothing but a ceremonial appearance for the best New York Yankees from Las Vegas.

After the Yankees called up Austin Wells to join Double-A’s Somerset Patriots on Tuesday, the 22-year-old went 0-4 in the Patriots’ 5-4 defeat to the Boy Bassocks on Wednesday night.

Wells, who finished third in Somerset’s lineup, showed some of his power on his first two strokes, but the two attempts ended up hovering over the sides of the field. His second bet looked like a potential home run, but left player Bowie stopped him before he could get past the fence.

His last two bats fared no better, as the 22-year-old finished the match with a hard hit and fly-pop respectively as the Patriots failed to complete a comeback in the final innings.

Before being called up to the Double-A, Wells split his time between Low-A Tampa Tarpons and High-A Hudson Valley Renegades this season. During his time in Hudson Valley, the catcher scored .323 average hits, .429 percentile on base and .576 percent slow with six homers, 16 RBI, 19 walks and 21 hits scored. The former University of Arizona baseball lead is currently ranked fourth in the Yankees ranch system and 73rd as the best minors player, according to MLB Pipeline.

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Cory Annan can be reached at [email protected].

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