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RHP Luis Gil Becomes First Double-A Player Assigned To Somerset Patriots

Photo Credit: Pinstriped Prospects

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, have announced right-handed pitcher Luis Gil as the first ever player assigned to the team in their new partnership with the Yankees.

The hard-throwing Dominican is the Yankees #4 ranked prospect by Baseball America and #5 by MLB Pipeline. He was acquired by New York in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Jake Cave prior to the 2018 season.

Gil spent the majority of his 2019 season at Low-A Charleston, where he was named a Mid-Season All-Star in the South Atlantic League. In his 17 games started, Gil was 4-5 with a 2.39 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 83 innings pitched. He appeared in three games at High-A Tampa, where he finished 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. The Yankees placed him on their 40-man roster at the conclusion of the season.

Gil spent the 2020 season at the alternate training site in Scranton. The 6’2″, 185-pound hurler throws consistent strikes and regularly hits the upper-90’s on his fastball, with his four-seam reaching as high as 101 mph.

“We’re excited because Luis was one of the names we heard as a potential player here,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “He’s at the top of just about any list ranking the big arms to watch in the Yankees’ system. Luis is a great example of the type of exciting players fans can expect to see at the Double-A level as we help him develop on his journey to the Bronx.”

About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Northeast League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.
To learn more, visit: somersetpatriots.com

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