Baseball America released their annual Appalachian League Top 20 Prospects list and two Yankees prospects were selected as top prospects in the rookie league. Right-handed pitchers Luis Medina and Deivi Garcia of the Pulaski Yankees were named the #6 and #15 prospects in the league.
Media, 18, was 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA in six games for the Pulaski Yankees. The right-hander has earned some comparisons to current Bronx Bomber Luis Severino. He has a high-90s fastball, curveball, and a changeup.
Garcia, 18, faired a little bit better than Medina in 2017. He was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in six games and struck out 43 batters in 28 innings pitched. Unlike Medina, he throws in the low-90s and finds success with a plus curveball.