Sunday, August 9, 2015

YES Network: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Luis Severino

Here is a great post from the YES NETWORK about seven things you may not have known about Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Severino... Enjoy.

1) At 20 years old, Severino appeared in the 2014 MLB Futures game where he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out the MVP of the game, Texas Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo.

2) Severino became the youngest player in MLB to make a start during the 2015 season when he made his debut on August 5, 2015.

3) When Severino signed with the Yankees back in 2012 as an international free agent, his signing bonus was $225,000, among the lowest amounts for the team's eventual no. 1 ranked prospect.

4) No other pitcher in the history of the American League has ever allowed two-hits-or-fewer, no walks and at least seven strikeouts in their MLB debut, as Severino did.

5) Luis became the 14th Yankees player to make his MLB debut over the course of the 2015 season.

6) Before 2015 Spring Training, Severino had only made six starts above the Class A-Advanced level with the Tampa Yankees, and still managed to make it to the Majors within the year.

7) When Luis was promoted from the Double-A Trenton Thunder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, his numbers actually got better. He improved his record from 2-2 to 7-0, and dropped his ERA from 3.32 to 1.91.

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