Yankees Pitching Prospect Luis Medina Silences Cyclones’ Bats in Hudson Valley 6-1 Win


New York Yankees’ No. 7 prospect, right-handed pitcher Luis Medina (2-0) proved why the Yankees are so high on him

The 22-year-old fired 5.2 innings of no-run ball, leading the Hudson Valley Renegades (High-A, Yankees) to a 6-1 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York Mets) Thursday night at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Medina finished the night allowing just a run and a hit while whiffing 11 batters and allowing only two walks . He lowered his season ERA to 1.45 with 32 strikeouts and 0.75 WHIP 18.2 frames in four contests.

Medina possesses an electric fastball that sits around the high 90s (occasionally touching over 100) to go along with an above-average changeup that hovers around 90 MPH. Also, he owns a plus-plus hammer of a curveball, which many MLB scouts believe is his best pitch when he is on his game.

The knock on him, though, has been his control, with issuing 144 free passes in 183 innings during his first four years in pro ball. But Medina seems to have that under control for the time being, as the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has surrender just nine walks so far this season.

— Jerry Del Priore

(Photo: Hudson Valley Renegades)

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