Yankees pitching prospect Deivi Garcia named to Futures Game
On Monday, Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia threw five scoreless innings for Double-A Trenton as part of a collective no-hitter. Then on Friday, he was selected to participate in the SiriusXM Futures Game.
If you’re a Yankees fan and Deivi Garcia isn’t on your radar yet, it’s time to reposition those coordinates.
MLB Pipeline currently ranks Garcia as the Yanks No. 4 overall prospect — and third-best pitching prospect behind Albert Abreu and Jonathan Loaisiga (in ascending order).
However, looking at the stats and the sheer amount of times Garcia’s name has popped up this season, it won’t be long until he challenges Estevan Florial for the No. 1 Yankee prospect spot.
In 47 innings pitched (nine starts) for Trenton, Garcia, 20, has gone 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 1.085 WHIP. Add in his astounding 14.6 K/9 and .171 BAA and its clear to see why some are calling him the most talented arm in the Yanks farm system.
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It’s been some week for Garcia, as not only was he chosen as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week — and named to the Eastern League All-Star Game — but he’s also been selected to the SiriusXM Futures Game which will take place in Cleveland on July 7 as part of the All-Star festivities.
Unlike in past years, where the Futures Game pitted the most promising up-and-comers from the US versus those from the rest of the World, this year’s installment will take on the familiar look of American League vs. National League.
The game will also be shortened from nine innings to seven, and played in primetime (7:05 PM), instead of its customary mid-afternoon start.
As for Garcia, he’ll represent the Yankees well, as in his last 11 innings for Double-A Trenton, he’s allowed just one hit, three walks and struck out 24 batters (15 of them during the first start) without a single man crossing the plate.
The lone representative at the Futures Game for the Yanks, Garcia feels no pressure — instead, telling Kyle Franko of The Trentonian, he prefers to focus on “getting better every day.”
"“This is very important and I really like this game,” Garcia said through a translator. “I just want to show my ability, everything that I have.”"