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Alex Wells

Alex Wells 84 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Non-Roster Invitee
  • Full Name: Alexander James Wells
  • Age: 23 (February 27, 1997)
  • Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 190
  • Relationship(s): twin brother of Lachlan Wells
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Alex Wells Stats Summary

Alex Wells Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
January 28, 2020 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster LHP Alex Wells to spring training.
April 20, 2019 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Bowie Baysox.
March 30, 2018 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
March 8, 2018 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
April 2, 2017 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
March 8, 2017 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
June 17, 2016 LHP Alex Wells assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
August 29, 2015 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent RHP Alex Wells to a minor league contract.
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Alex Wells Awards and Honors

Alex Wells  84 P

Alex Wells
  • Full Name: Alexander James Wells
  • Born: February 27, 1997
  • Age: 23
  • Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 190

2019
♦ Entered the year ranked among the top Orioles prospects by Baseball Prospectus (#14), Baseball America (#20) and MLB.com (#28). Also rated by Baseball America as having the Best Changeup in the Orioles system. 
♦ Spent the season with Double-A Bowie, going 8-6 with a 2.95 ERA in 24 starts. 
♦ Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in starts (T-2nd, 24), innings (3rd, 137.1), WHIP (3rd, 1.07) and wins (T-7th, 8). 
♦ Ranked among qualifying Eastern League leaders in WHIP (3rd, 1.07), ERA (6th, 2.95), average aganst (6th, .236) and innings pitched (7th, 137.1).
♦ Named an Eastern League Midseason All-Star, his fourth career Midseason All-Star nod.
♦ Went 7-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 14 starts (79.2) before the All-Star break. 
♦ Named EL Pitcher of the Week on 6/2 after posting a 0.61 ERA over two starts.
♦ Issued two walks or fewer in 22 of his 24 starts, including nine starts with zero walks. 
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 20 of his 24 outings. 
♦ Matched a career-best by throwing 8.0 innings in a win vs. Harrisburg, 7/15.
♦ Held Eastern League batters to a .236 average, with lefties batting just .225. 
♦ Went 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA (9 ER, 45.0 IP) in eight daytime starts.
♦ Registered a season-high eight strikeouts in a win at Hartford, 7/1.
♦ Held batters to a .191 average in the first inning and .181 in the second inning.
♦ His ERA for the season never climbed above 3.05. He posted an earned run average below 3.00 in April (1.54), May (1.80), June (2.25) and July (2.39). 


2018
♦ Spent the entire season with Class-A Frederick, going 7-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 24 starts. 
♦ His 3.47 ERA ranked 6th among Orioles minor leaguers and was 4th in the Carolina League.
♦ Ranked 4th among Carolina League hurlers in lowest walks per nine IP (2.20) and was 5th in the circuit in fewest baserunners per nine IP (12.00). 
♦ Named to the World Team for the MLB Futures Game at Nationals Park.
♦ Issued two walks or fewer in 20 of his 24 starts, including five starts in which he did not walk an opposing batter. Allowed two runs or less in 17 of his 24 starts.
♦ Set a career-high with nine strikeouts and 8.0 shutout innings, 6/11 vs. Lynchburg. 
♦ Registered at least 5.0 innings in 19 of his 24 starts, ranking 2nd on the Keys with 135.0 IP. 
♦ Posted a 2.86 ERA in 14 road starts and went 1-1 with a 1.49 ERA in six daytime outings.
♦ Registered a 1.97 ERA over his final five starts, holding batters to a .188 average.


2017
♦ Named Baltimore's Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 11-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 25 starts for Class-A Delmarva.
♦ Led all Minor League Baseball with a 0.91 WHIP, while his 2.38 ERA ranked 22nd in MiLB.
♦ Ranked among South Atlantic League pitchers in ERA (1st, 2.38), WHIP (1st, 0.91), lowest walks per nine IP (1st, 0.64), fewest baserunners per nine IP (1st, 8.42) and wins (T-2nd, 11).
♦ Paced O's farmhands with a 2.38 ERA while tying for the organizational lead with 11 wins.
♦ Ranked 3rd in the system with 113 strikeouts behind John Means (124) & David Hess (123).
♦ Issued just 10 walks on the season, including none over his final 68.0 innings. The 10 walks were the fewest issued among qualifiers in all of Minor League Baseball (min 110.0 IP).
♦ Named a South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star and the LHP on MiLB.com's Orioles Organizational Minor League All-Star Team.
♦ Went 7-0 with a 1.75 ERA, three walks, 52 strikeouts and a .203 average in 11 home starts.
♦ Had a streak of 36 consecutive scoreless innings from 6/30 - 7/30.
♦ In five starts in July, he did not allow a run or a walk while holding opponents to a .124 average (13-105) over 31.0 IP. Was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Month for July and Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July. 
♦ Posted a 0.73 ERA (3 ER, 37.0 IP) in six day starts, holding opponents to a .168 average.
♦ Rated by Baseball America as having the Best Control among Orioles prospects.
♦ Entered the season ranked as the #11 prospect in the Orioles system per MLB.com.


2016
♦ Entered the season ranked as the Orioles #25 prospect according to Baseball America.
♦ Ranked among New York-Penn League pitchers in WHIP (1st, 0.91), fewest baserunners per nine IP (1st, 8.33), walks per nine IP (2nd, 1.29) and ERA (3rd, 2.15).  
♦ Held opponents to a .216 average, which ranked fourth among qualifying NYPL starters.
♦ Selected as a New York-Penn League All-Star, tossing a hitless inning in the contest.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Signed by Baltimore as a non-drafted free agent on 8/29/15. 
♦ Was on Australia's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. 
♦ Has a twin brother, Lachlan, who pitches in the Minnesota Twins organization.