Deivi Garcia selected to the 2019 MLB Futures Game


Right-hander Deivi Garcia of the Trenton Thunder has been selected to represent the Yankees in the upcoming 2019 MLB Futures Game.  Garcia’s value has skyrocketed this season after starting the season in High-A Tampa before eventually being promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder. 

Photo Credit: Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com

The 5’9” 20-year-old has shot up to fourth overall on MLB’s top-30 Yankees prospect list.  Across nine starts with the Thunder, Garcia is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA.  He’s also racked up a ridiculous 76 strikeouts in just 47 innings of work and held hitters to a measly .171 average.  His last 2 starts have been nothing short of spectacular.  In Garcia’s most recent one, he combined with Domingo Acevedo and Daniel Alvarez to pitch a no-hitter.  In the start prior, Garcia went six innings, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out 15.

Whether it be with the Yanks or with another team, should he ultimately be traded at the deadline, his future is certainly bright.  It’ll be fun to see how his stuff stacks up against some of the game’s best young prospects.

Article by: Spencer Schultz 

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