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Luis Medina

Luis Medina

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 175 | Age: 20
Nagua, Dominican Republic
MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
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Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 0.84 2 2 0 10.2 12 0.94
Career Minors 4 13 5.51 47 46 0 183.0 217 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0-0 0.84 10.2 12 0.94
Career Minors 47 4-13 5.51 183.0 217 1.65

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 DSL Yankees1 DSL ROK 0 0 1.93 3 3 0 4.2 2 1 1 0 4 4 1.29
2017 2 Teams Minors 2 2 5.35 10 9 0 38.2 31 29 23 1 24 39 1.42
2017 DSL Yankees DSL ROK 1 1 5.74 4 3 0 15.2 17 15 10 0 10 17 1.72
2017 Pulaski Yankees APP ROK 1 1 5.09 6 6 0 23.0 14 14 13 1 14 22 1.22
2018 Pulaski Yankees APP ROK 1 3 6.25 12 12 0 36.0 32 35 25 3 46 47 2.17
2019 2 Teams Minors 1 8 5.47 22 22 0 103.2 93 70 63 9 70 127 1.57
2019 Charleston RiverDogs SAL A(Full) 1 8 6.00 20 20 0 93.0 86 65 62 9 67 115 1.65
2019 Tampa Tarpons FSL A(Adv) 0 0 0.84 2 2 0 10.2 7 5 1 0 3 12 0.94

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

There may not be a prospect in baseball with a bigger gap between his ceiling and floor than Medina. He first reached triple digits with his fastball shortly before he signed for $280,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2015, but he remains much more thrower than pitcher four years later. He logged a 6.25 ERA with 46 walks in 36 innings while repeating the Rookie-level Appalachian League last season.

Medina has electric arm speed that generates 95-100 mph fastballs with little effort, peaking at 102 with some cutting action. His high-spin curveball gives him a second plus-plus pitch at its best, combining power in the low 80s with sharp break. His low-90s changeup has splitter action and gives him a third weapon that can make hitters look silly.

Medina is athletic and has no glaring flaws in his delivery, helping his chances of developing at least the decent command he'll need to succeed. Some observers believe his strike-throwing issues are more mental than physical. He has the upside of a frontline starter with a more realistic expectation of becoming a difference-making reliever, and the Yankees will give him plenty of time to figure things out.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/20/2019 New York Yankees selected the contract of RHP Luis Medina from Tampa Tarpons.
08/17/2019 RHP Luis Medina assigned to Tampa Tarpons from Charleston RiverDogs.
04/03/2019 RHP Luis Medina assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Pulaski Yankees.
07/26/2017 RHP Luis Medina assigned to Pulaski Yankees from DSL Yankees.
06/30/2017 RHP Luis Medina assigned to DSL Yankees.
06/02/2017 RHP Luis Medina assigned to GCL Yankees West from DSL Yankees.
06/25/2016 RHP Luis Medina assigned to DSL Yankees1.
07/08/2015 New York Yankees signed free agent RHP Luis Medina to a minor league contract.