Twenty-year-old New York Yankees pitching prospect Deivi Garcia may not see a promotion to the major leagues just yet.
One of the very talented aspects of the New York Yankees organization is one that isn’t even in the majors yet. Right-hander Deivi Garcia, 20 years old, threw a fine three-inning performance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
He struck out two and only allowed one hit in a scoreless performance against the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of, you guessed it, the New York Mets.
However, despite the greatness that Garcia shows on the mound, the Yanks organization still isn’t ready to promote him.
Per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone noted that the young pitcher would spend at least the rest of the MiLB playoffs in Scranton.
“I think he’s still kind of finding his way at his next level, too,” Boone said Wednesday afternoon. “He a very young guy who’s still developing in a lot of ways.”
Boone added that Garcia is “one of those guys that’s obviously gotten on our radar this year. We follow him as well as most all our guys pretty closely.”
Garcia is posting a record of 1-3 in Triple-A through 11 appearances (six starts) with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.475 WHIP. He’s struck out 45 and walked 20 through 40.0 innings pitched.
It’ll be interesting to see if Garcia receives a September call-up with the Bombers.
New York possesses the best record (92-49) in baseball at the moment. They lead the American League East by 10.0 games with 21 games left to play prior to the postseason.