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Luis Medina pitching for the Somerset Patriots on June 18, 2021. Photo by Chris Jones.


Luis Medina Ready to Showcase Talent on Big Stage of Future’s Game

Instead of pitching on his normal turn through the rotation against Erie, Somerset right-hander Luis Medina will instead leave the team and board a plane headed to the Mile High City to pitch in Sunday’s SiriusXM All-Star Future’s Game. Medina, along with uber-prospect Jasson Dominguez will represent the Yankees organization in the premiere prospect showcase event of the year at Coors Field in Colorado.

“I was excited when I found out,” admitted Medina through translation provided by Manager Julio Mosquera. “I found out from the front office, they gave me a call right after practice one day and I was excited to see that I was going to be part of the Future’s Game. It is another experience to have in my career; it’s something nice and I get to see another city that I haven’t seen.” Medina says that his parents and his daughter will be on-hand to support him this weekend.

Luis Medina pitching for the Somerset Patriots on June 18, 2021. Photo by Chris Jones.

Medina began the year with High-A Hudson Valley and pitched to a 2.62 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 32.2 innings while holding the opposition to a mere .162 batting average against. Since being promoted to Somerset back on June 1, the 22-year old hurler has endured his first taste of adversity in adjusting to the new level. In four starts with Somerset, Medina has posted a 5.21 ERA and has allowed 18 hits and 13 walks in just 19 innings while Double-A Northeast League opposition is hitting .250 against him. Still, his fastball has been clocked at 102 MPH and he has fanned 78 batters in 51.2 innings this season; there is certainly excitement about the raw stuff in his arsenal.

“I just have to work more with my consistency and being more focused and concentrate on the things that I need to do.” explained Medina. “I think I am getting better and I have been working on that to make sure that I stay strong-minded.”

Medina added, “The biggest thing that I think I have done is that I feel that I have matured a lot and that has helped me throughout the games. It’s something that I am going to continue to do but I just have to go out there and compete.”

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