Medina is undersized but twitchy and extremely athletic, able to generate top-scale armspeed that produces high-90s heat despite a smaller body. His power curveball (81-to-84 mph) shows the makings of a future plus pitch, and paired with his fastball, Medina projects to have at least two miss-bat weapons. He struggles to both control and command his fastball right now, though there’s reason to project on the ability to streamline his mechanics given how athletic Medina is. Like many young power arms, Medina’s changeup and control are behind the fastball/breaking ball combo. Though he was only 19, a troubling walk rate (25-percent) in the Appy League sheds light on how far he has to go with limiting walks.
Medina has a high ceiling–potentially a mid-rotaiton starter or impactful ‘pen arm–but he’s somewhat of a lottery ticket at this point and is far from a sure thing. Medina arguably has the best raw stuff in the Yankees system and will turn just 20-years-old in May of next season. New York will take it slow with their prized righty in hopes he can learn to harness his immense talent.