Luis Ángel Medina was born on May 3, 1999, he is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the New York Yankees organization.
Medina signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent in July 2015. He made his professional debut in 2016 with the Dominican Summer League Yankees. In 2017, he pitched for the Dominican Summer League Yankees and Pulaski Yankees.
In 2018, he pitched for Pulaski. Medina started 2019 with the Charleston RiverDogs and was promoted to the Tampa Yankees during the season.
In 2020, he did not play a game because of the cancellation of the MiLB season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2021, Medina was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game.
Age: 22 yr
Weight: 175 lbs
Acquired: 2015 IFA
RuleV: On 40-Man Roster
Physical Description: Long legs and high waist make Medina look taller than his listed 6-1. Similar build to the Mariners Justin Dunn. Room for positive projection and added strength. Long arms and slopped shoulders. Prototypical pitchers body.
Mechanics: Upright operation with a loose and free arm, and at times, his lower half. His somewhat crossfire delivery from a high three quarters leads to strike-throwing issues. Significant timing issues despite simplistic operation. An adjustment to his arm action was made in mid-2019 that resulted in a strong second half.
Fastball: High octane offering at 95-97 mph on average, sitting 96.3 mph. Average spin rate at 2350 with average vertical movement. Cuts his fastball some giving the pitch some action and side spin but limiting how well it plays elevated. Will touch 99-100 mph in-game, so it’s more than just a workout number. Struggled to command the pitch through his first 14 starts in 2019 and found his fastball+curveball command seemingly overnight in mid-July. Plus potential that plays above average at the moment. Grade: 55
Curveball: 11-7 breaking ball with two plan movements and average drops. Medina’s go-to secondary, and at 80-83 mph it’s a bat misser. Like all of his arsenal showed significant command improvement in the second half of 2019. Tunnels off fastball well, to create a strong one-two combination with a 15-20 mph velocity separation. Grade: 55
Changeup: From start to start and inning to inning this pitch’s quality can drastically fluctuate. Early in the season the pitch was effective in spurts often flattening out or missing the zone badly. As his mechanical changes began to take shape the pitch would flash plus a few times an outing and by and large was an effective secondary versus left-handed batters. Despite the promising developments late in 2019, the pitch’s inconsistency landed it in the fringe-average territory with an average ceiling of changes holds. Grade: 45
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.