2023 MLB DRAFT: Levi Wells, RHP — Texas State

Levi Wells is a very accomplished collegiate arm who was first committed to Texas Tech, but truly raised his stock after transferring to Texas State. He was named the All-Sun Belt First Team starting pitcher in 2022, and followed that with Second Team honors this year in racking up three outings with double-digit strikeouts. He also managed to keep his walk rate relatively low, issuing just 30 free passes in 80 2/3 innings of work.

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FSS Event History: Wells stood out for the Houston Athletics at the 2018 National Tournaments in Cypress, Texas. He was, at the time, considered to be the No. 6 prospect out of the event, and faced US Elite Baseball in one of his outings.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 115

Joe Doyle on Wells:

Levi Wells has really begun transforming his profile over the last two years, dialing down the effort on the bump whilst improving his overall stuff. Previously a “thrower” and less of a true pitcher, Wells has one of the better operations in the 2023 class with good balance, tempo, and significant athleticism. The fastball is up into the mid-90s these days, sitting 92-94 later in outings. The curveball is really interesting, spinning into the zone in excess of 2800 rpms at times with tremendous depth, and firm in the low 80s. There’s a cutterish slider in there that provides some horizontal break that he prefers to use against lefties, as well as to get righties off the heat. He performed on the Cape in 2022 and caught folks’ attention. If he the current trajectory remains, it’s not too farfetched to see Wells fill a mid-rotation spot at the next level. And if teams are confident in the starter projection moving forward, he could comfortably go in the first round in July.

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