top of page
  • Writer's pictureSSTN Admin

Why Deivi Garcia’s Minor League Status Should Not Be Too Concerning

Deivi Garcia’s Major League debut will take a little longer than expected to happen…. at least for the time being.

Garcia was optioned alongside Ben Heller, Thairo Estrada and Michael King to the minors on Thursday. The major problem facing many Yankees fans is that Garcia was sent to Double-A Trenton while the other three were sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sending Garcia to Trenton is not a punishment at all; in fact, it going to be a very beneficial move for him. He is only 20 years old and still has a lot of room to develop. After all, he is still considered a very young player in baseball standards.

While he has shown a lot of promise in the minors, it’s not as if Garcia has been lighting it up in the minors to the point where he deserves a Major League roster spot.

In 11 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he posted a 5.40 ERA in 40.0 innings of work, allowing 25 runs of which 24 were earned. In 11 starts with Trenton, he went 4-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 53.2 innings, striking out 87 batters.

Garcia was more than likely also sent to Trenton since he has not had much experience in Triple-A. Since he is such a high ranking prospect, Yankee management wants him to develop at a pace that fits him for success. Barring any major injuries during the 2020 season, Garcia would not have seen much playing time in the Bronx due to the depth of pitching ahead of him.

Although he is a prized possession of the Yankees, the organization understands that they cannot just call him up as quickly as possible. With several current starters slated to hit free agency after the 2020 season, Garcia may be called upon next season to start.

Until then, he needs some more time to develop into a more complete pitcher.

#DeiviGarcia #MichaelKing #ThairoEstrada #NewYorkYankees #Trenton #BenHeller #Scranton

dr sem.png

Start Spreading the News is the place for some of the very best analysis and insight focusing primarily on the New York Yankees.

(Please note that we are not affiliated with the Yankees and that the news, perspectives, and ideas are entirely our own.)


Have a question for the Weekly Mailbag?

Click below or e-mail:

SSTN is proudly affiliated with Wilson Sporting Goods! Check out our press release here, and support us by using the affiliate links below:

Scattering the Ashes.jpeg

"Scattering The Ashes has all the feels. Paul Russell Semendinger's debut novel taps into every emotion. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll reexamine those relationships that give your life meaning." — Don Burke, writer at The New York Post

The Least Among Them.png

"This charming and meticulously researched book will remind you of baseball’s power to change and enrich lives far beyond the diamond."

—Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life

From Compton to the Bronx.jpg

"A young man from Compton rises to the highest levels of baseball greatness.

Considered one of the classiest baseball players ever, this is Roy White's story, but it's also the story of a unique period in baseball history when the Yankees fell from grace and regained glory and the country dealt with societal changes in many ways."


We are excited to announce our new sponsorship with FOCO for all officially licensed goods!

FOCO Featured:
carlos rodon bobblehead foco.jpg
bottom of page