Deivi Anderson García has become a legend at a very early stage in his career and is well on his way to take his place in the Hall of Fame in Baseball. Although he is just a rookie, he is surpassing legends of the game by breaking records one after another. García came from a humble background and was born and in Bonao, Dominican Republic. He got his first break into the major league when he signed with the New York Yankees in July 2015 when he was only 16 years old, and he received a $200,000 signing bonus. Let’s look at who is Deivi Garcia and why he is being called the next big thing for the Newyork Yankees.
About Deivi Garcia: Youngest player to Start Postseason for Yankees.
Just to put things in perspective, García is only 21-year-old and made his major league debut August 30, 2020. In his game, he pitched six innings, i.e. 75 pitches and went 3-2 with a 4.98 ERA in six regular-season starts. He scored six strikeouts in than game. He’s just 5-foot-9 and 163 pounds, but according to team management and his coaches he has got a golden arm fit for the Big Leagues.
Garcia is famous for his many talents of pinching such as a mean fastball clocking in @97 to 98 Mph. He also has a plus curveball and is developing his own slider. This is impressive for a player who is not old enough to go to clubs, and so his team lets him play video games. Even as a kid his talents were not unknown as he said to an interviewer that he was used positionally by his team to close games and the training with pros has made his arm stronger and his throws better. In 2018, Garcia was ranked by MLB Pipeline as the 30th-best prospect in a deep Yankees farm system, then soared to No. 11 last season before climbing to the top in late 2019 early 2020.
About The Record: Youngest player to Start Postseason for Yankees.
Prized rookie Deivi García is all set to become the youngest Yankees pitcher to make a postseason start in Game 2 of the best-of-five AL Division Series against the rivals Tampa Bay. He Will surpasses the Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, who was nearly 22 when he started Game 4 of the 1950 World Series against the Phillies, as the youngest postseason starter for New York. He will also break the record for the youngest pitcher for any MLB team to start postseason since Los Angeles Dodgers Julio Uras who was 20 in Game 4 of the 2016 NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. It will be interesting to see how the young talent stands up to the test of high-pressure MLB games with players much experienced than him going up against a rookie. He’ll have to believe in his capabilities and not get intimidated. It’s also important to not let these praises and applauds get him overconfident as most players will not be as easy as his opponents have been till now.
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