Report: Scout raves about New York Yankees youth pitcher

Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, luis gil
New York Yankees, luis gil

The New York Yankees have an impressive number of youth pitchers that are climbing the ranks quickly. Ranging from Deivi Garcia to Nick Nelson, the expectation is that some of them will even have an impact on the 2021 season. Recently, Luis Medina has been the player in the spotlight, with incredible velocity on his pitches.

However, Luis Gil is another player to keep your eye on, and at 22 years old, he’s starting to reach his potential and represents a solid option for the Yankees down the road. His last major sample size came in 2019 in single-A ball, where he recorded a 2.39 ERA and 12.14 strikeouts per nine. He primarily utilizes a fastball, slider, and change-up, showing impressive command.

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“I may have caught Gil on a bad day when I saw him because his command was off, but I saw everything you wanted to see on him,” the scout told NJ Advance Media. “His fastball sat in the high 90s and touched 100.”

“I think Gil’s a reliever,” said the scout, who asked to remain anonymous. “The pitches are there – he throws smoke, his curve is a good one and and he has the makings of a decent changeup – but I don’t know if he’s going to be able to command his stuff for five or six innings once every five days.

“For me, Gil can turn into a really good setup man. Or closer. He has the arm to close. He has the velocity, the makeup … I like him a lot.”

The New York Yankees can give him a look at the top level in a year or two:

Gil is an exciting young prospect that has the potential to be a reliever in the future. With solid velocity and good curve, he might not be starting quality, but he has a variety of pitches that could be helpful in the bullpen. The Yankees always have a strong relief arsenal, and adding to it would only be a benefit.