Luis Medina

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Yankees Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 05/03/1999 (Age: 24)
Height: 6'1
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as International Free Agent July 8, 2015

Prospect Spotlight

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.┬áLike 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.