Full name is Deivi Anderson García (pronounced DAY-vee).
Saw his first Major League action, going 3-2 with a 4.98 ERA (34.1IP, 35H, 20R/19ER, 6BB, 33K, 6HR) in six starts over three stints with the Yankees (was appointed as the team’s “29th Man” for doubleheaders on 8/30 and 9/4, and 9/9-27)…opponents hit .254 (35-for-138, 6HR); LH .226 (14-for-62, 1HR); RH .276 (21-for-76, 5HR)...Recorded at least 6K in five of his first six Major League starts, becoming only the third Yankee in franchise history to accomplish the feat (Masahiro Tanaka and Al Leiter - also five games)...Went 2-0 with a 3.20 ERA (19.2IP, 7ER) in three starts at home…was 1-2 with a 7.36 ERA (14.2IP, 12ER) in three road starts...According to Elias, was just the second pitcher in Yankees history with at least 6K and no more than 2BB in each of his first four Major League appearances, joining teammate Masahiro Tanaka in 2014 (also his first four starts)...Made his Major League debut in Game 2 of 8/30 doubleheader vs. the Mets, allowing one unearned run in 6.0IP (4H, 0BB, 6K)…retired his first 9BF and struck out Dominic Smith (looking) with two outs in the first inning to record his first Major League strikeout…was just the 10th Yankee in franchise history and only the second since 1935 to toss at least 6.0IP and not allow an earned run in his Major League debut (first since Sam Militello-7.0IP and 0R on 8/9/92 vs. Boston)…at 21 years, 103 days old, was the youngest pitcher to start a game for the Yankees since Phil Hughes was 21 years, 95 days old in his final start of 2007 (9/27/07 at Tampa Bay)…was the first Yankee to start in his Major League debut since Chance Adams on 8/4/18 at Boston (L, 5.0IP, 3H, 3ER, 1BB, 2K, 2HR)…was only the third Yankee since 1999 to toss at least 6.0IP and allow 1R-or-fewer in his Major League debut, joining Tyler Clippard (6.0IP and 1R on 5/20/07 at the Mets) and Matt DeSalvo (7.0IP and 1R on 5/7/07 vs. Seattle)...At 21 years, 103 days old at the time of his Major League debut, was the second-youngest player to start a game in the Majors in 2020 (San Diego’s Luis Patino, 20 years, 329 days on 9/19)…only four Yankees made their Major League debut at a younger age than García since 1985: Dioner Navarro (20 years, 211 days on 9/7/04 vs. Tampa Bay), Phil Hughes (20 years, 306 days on 4/26/07 vs. Toronto), Melky Cabrera (20 years, 330 days on 7/7/05 vs. Cleveland) and Derek Jeter (20 years, 337 days on 5/29/95 at Seattle)...With C Erik Kratz (40 years, 76 days) behind the plate for his Major League debut, marked the largest age gap between Yankees batterymates since 1906 when Cy Barger (21 years, 104 days) pitched for the Highlanders with Deacon McGuire (42 years, 285 days) catching on 8/30/1906…marked the largest age gap between any pair of Major League batterymates since 6/24/18 when the Texas Rangers had Bartolo Colon (45 years, 31 days) on the mound and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (23 years, 93 days) behind the plate…the last time there was a larger gap than Kratz and García with the pitcher being the younger member of the duo was the Seattle Mariners’ Taijuan Walker (21 years, 17 days) and Henry Blanco (42 years, 1 day) on 8/30/2013—credit: Elias...Recorded his first Major League win and set a career high with 7.0IP on 9/9 at Toronto in Buffalo (5H, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 1HR)…retired 15 of his final 16 batters faced…at 21 years, 113 days, was the youngest Yankee to start and earn a win since Phil Hughes (21 years, 95 days old) on 9/27/07 at Tampa Bay (7.0IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 5K, 1HR, 1HP)…according to the YES Network, was the second-youngest Yankee since 1952 to toss at least 7.0 innings and allow 2R-or-fewer in a start (Phil Hughes, 7.0IP, 1R on 9/27/07 at Tampa Bay)...Earned his second straight win in the Yankees’ 20-6 victory on 9/15 vs. Toronto (7.0IP, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR)… matched his career high with 7.0IP…was the first Yankee to toss at least 7.0 innings in consecutive starts since J.A. Happ also did so in back-to-back starts from 4/22-27/19...Surrendered 6ER on 8H in only 3.0IP (1BB, 2K, 2HR) and recorded the loss on 9/20 at Boston…marked the shortest outing of his career, his most earned runs and hits allowed in a game and tied his most home runs allowed...Recorded a career-high 7K and earned the win on 9/26 vs. Miami (6.2IP, 7H, 4ER, 1BB, 7K)…marked his sixth career start…at 21 years, 130 days old, he was the seventh-youngest Yankees pitcher in franchise history to make six Major League starts, older than only Ray Keating (19.268 in 1913), Gene Nelson (20.183 in 1981), Don Johnson (20.229 in 1947), Phil Hughes (21.057 in 2007), Tom Morgan (21.061 in 1951) and Cuddles Marshall (21.069 in 1946)...Made his postseason debut as the Yankees’ “opener” in ALDS Game 2 at Tampa Bay at Petco Park (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, 1HR, 1HP)…at 21 years, 140 days old, became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to start a postseason game (previous: Whitey Ford at 21 years, 351 days old in 1950 World Series Game 4 vs. Philadelphia) and the third-youngest Yankee to pitch in a postseason game (Phil Hughes, 21 years, 102 days old for Game 1 of the 2007 ALDS at Cleveland and Tom Morgan, 21 years, 137 days old for Game 1 of the 1951 World Series vs. the New York Giants)…was the 11th pitcher (18th time) to start a postseason game at 21 years, 140 days old or younger, joining Rick Ankiel (two starts), Madison Bumgarner (three starts), Bullet Joe Bush, Jim Palmer, Johnny Podres, CC Sabathia, Bret Saberhagen, Julio Urías, Fernando Valenzuela (five starts) and Kerry Wood… was the first to do so since the Dodgers’ Urías in 2016 NLCS Game 4 vs. the Cubs at 20 years, 68 days old...Following the season, pitched for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League, going 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA (6.0IP, 5ER) in three starts...Was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect entering the 2021 season…was also named on the publication’s Top 100 Prospects list as the No. 55 prospect in Baseball.
Went 5-9 with a 4.28 ERA (111.1IP, 96H, 58R/53ER, 54BB, 165K, 10HR) in 26 games (21 starts) between Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Posted the fourth-highest K/9.0IP ratio (13.34) among all minor league pitchers (min. 75.0IP) and led all Yankees farmhands in strikeouts...Began the season with Tampa (0-2, 3.06 ERA) and made four starts before being promoted to Trenton on 4/30..in 11 starts with Trenton, went 4-4 with a 3.86 ERA (53.2IP, 23ER)...Earned Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" honors from 6/17-23..struck out a career-high 15 batters over six scoreless frames on 6/18 vs. Richmond...Was one of three pitchers (RHP Domingo Acevedo, RHP Daniel Alvarez) to throw a combined no-hitter on 6/24 in a 7-0 win vs. Reading (5.0IP, 0ER, 2BB, 9K, 1HP)...Was named a 2019 Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star and was selected to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Cleveland..started the game for the American League and pitched a 1-2-3 first inning (1.0IP, 1K)...Was promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/11..went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA (40.0IP, 24ER) in 11 games (six starts)...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 3 prospect and the No. 5 prospect in the Eastern League..was listed by MLB Pipeline as the organization's No. 1 prospect and as having the "best curveball" among all minor league prospects..was also tabbed by Baseball America as having the "best slider" among Yankees farmhands...Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20.
Split the season between Single-A Tampa, Single-A Charleston and Double-A Trenton to go 5-4 with a 2.55 ERA (74.0IP, 50H, 25R/21ER, 20BB, 105K, 5HR) in 14 starts...His 12.77 K/9.0IP was second highest among Yankees farmhands (min 50.0IP)...Limited batters to a .189 BA (50-for-265); LH .221 (25-for-113), RH .164 (25-for-152)...Began his season with a spot start for Tampa (4.2IP, 1ER) on 6/5..made eight starts with Charleston from 6/11-7/31..during his eight-start stint at Charleston, was 2-4 with a 3.76 ERA (40.2IP, 31H, 19R/17ER, 10BB, 63K, 5HR)...Was assigned back to Tampa on 8/6, going 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA (23.2IP, 17H, 4R/3ER, 5BB, 28K) in four starts...Was named FSL "Pitcher of the Week" for 8/6-12 after retiring all 21BF over 7.0 perfect innings with 12K in Game 2 on 8/6 vs. Clearwater...In his Double-A debut on 9/2 vs. Reading pitched 5.0 no-hit innings (2BB, 7K)...Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in the Yankees organization.
Combined with the DSL Yankees, the GCL Yankees West and Rookie-level Pulaski to go 6-2 with a 3.30 ERA (60.0IP, 42H, 23R/22ER, 19BB, 85K, 7HR) in 13 games (10 starts)...Posted a 12.75 K/9.0IP ratio, the second-highest among Yankees farmhands (min. 50.0IP)...Held opponents to a .202 BA (42-for-208). ..Started the season with the DSL Yankees, going 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA (15.1IP, 10H, 3R/2ER, 2BB, 18K, 1HR) in three starts...Was transfered to the GCL Yankees West on 6/26 and went 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA (16.2IP, 9H, 6ER, 4BB, 24K, 3HR) in four games (two starts)...Was promoted to Pulaski on 7/24 and went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA (28.0IP, 23H, 14ER, 13BB, 43K, 3HR) in six games (five starts).
Made his professional debut with the DSL Yankees 2, going 1-5 with a 2.61 ERA (48.1IP, 23H, 17R/14ER, 32BB, 61K, 1HR) in 12 starts...Led DSL starters (min. 10GS) with an 11.36 K/9.0IP ratio.