Deivi Garcia

Position: RHSP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Trenton Thunder
League: Eastern League
Born: 05/09/1999 (Age: 25)
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 163
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent, 7/2/2015 (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

Garcia’s mature feel to pitch is his best attribute. He has a polished ability to throw strikes for his age and is already able to compete deep into starts as a teenager. He was excellent across two A-Ball stops last year, finishing 2018 in Double-A as a 19-year-old. Garcia’s fastball sits at 92-to-94 mph with a high spin rate that gets an above-average amount of whiffs on the pitch over the plate. His best off-speed is a high-70s curve that shows above-average spin and sharp two-plane depth. A mid-80s changeup is the third pitch and less advanced than his curve, though still shows enough flashes to project on the pitch.

We ranked him #6 on our Yankees top prospect list as a potential #4/#5 starter because of his slight frame, and how that might impact his durability long-term. Garcia’s blend of stuff, walk prevention, and upper-minors performance is rare for a teenager, and he might wind up a grade better than where we have him now.