Yankees: 5 Prospects Most Affected by Minor League Season Cancellation
By Adam Weinrib
2. Luis Medina
Luis Medina won’t be able to build on his wild 2019 season.
New York’s 10th-ranked prospect Luis Medina posted one of the all-around wildest stat lines we saw at any level in 2019.
The 21-year-old is one of the NYY’s most electric options, but also clearly ranks as mega-raw. At Single-A Charleston, Medina whiffed 115 in 93 innings with his shoulder-bending curve. Nice! The bad? He also walked 67, and went 1-8 with an even 6.00 ERA. A late-season promotion to Tampa (you ever post a 6.00 ERA and get promoted?) yielded different results — in two starts and 10.2 innings pitched, Medina allowed just a single earned run and whiffed 12.
Needless to say, the team brass was very excited to see him operate at that level for a full season — then, nature intervened.
Of the team’s top 10 options, Medina likely has the most stuff still left to harness, but will no longer get a chance to do so in 2020.