Full name is Luis Ángel Gil (pronounced “HEEL”).
Made just one start with the Yankees (4.0IP, 4ER)…missed the majority of the season after undergoing right elbow UCL reconstruction surgery...Began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…in six total starts with the RailRiders, went 0-3 with a 7.89 ERA (21.2IP, 19ER) and 31K....Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/12 and made his only start with the club that night at Chicago-AL…allowed 4ER over 4.0IP without recording a decision (5H, 2BB, 5K, 0HR, 1WP)…was optioned to Triple-A following the game. ...Underwent right elbow UCL reconstruction surgery on 5/24…the surgery was performed by Dr. Christopher Ahmad at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, N.Y....Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and transferred to the 60-day injured list on 8/28.
Saw his first Major League action, going 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA (29.1IP, 20H, 11R/10ER, 19BB, 38K, 4HR) in six starts with the Yankees over five stints (8/3, 8/8, 8/17, 9/8-18, 10/3)…opponents hit .183 (20-for-109, 4HR); LH .167 (7- for-42, 1HR); RH .194 (13-for-67, 3HR)...Made all six of his starts at home...Recorded a career-opening 18.2 scoreless inning streak from 8/3-9/8…according to Elias, was the longest career-opening scoreless streak by a Yankee in franchise history, surpassing Slow Joe Doyle’s career-opening 18.0-inning streak from 8/25(G1)-30(G1)/1906…according to Elias, Gil’s career-opening 18.2 scoreless inning streak was the longest career-opening scoreless streak by a Major League pitcher since Carson Smith’s 19.1 scoreless inning streak from 9/1/14-5/3/15...According to Elias, was the first Major League pitcher since 1893, which was the first season the mound-to-plate distance was 60 feet, 6 inches, to toss at least 4.2 scoreless innings in each of his first three career appearances…Elias also confirmed that he was the second pitcher in Major League history to toss at least 4.2 scoreless innings in each of his first three career starts, joining Philadelphia Phillies’ George McQuillan, who did so in his first three career starts in 1907 (made his first career appearance as a reliever)…according to the YES Network, he was the only Major League pitcher since 1901 to not allow a run and record at least 15K through his first three Major League games...Allowed just 3R total over his first four career starts from 8/3-9/8, becoming the first Yankees pitcher to start his first four Major League appearances and allow just 3R total over those first four starts (the previous record was 5R by Chase Whitley in 2014 and Slow Joe Doyle in 1906)…according to Elias, he was just the second Yankee in franchise history to allow 3R-or-fewer over his first four Major League starts, joining Cliff Markle (3R in his first four starts from 9/23/1915-G2 to 4/26/1916)...Recorded at least 6K in five of his first six Major League starts, becoming just the fifth Yankee in franchise history to accomplish the feat…joins Deivi García, Masahiro Tanaka, José Contreras and Al Leiter (also five games)...His 38K through his first six appearances are the fourth-most by a Yankee through his first six Major League games, trailing only Masahiro Tanaka (51K), Al Leiter (46K) and Orlando Hernández (42K)...Made his Major League debut on 8/3 vs. Baltimore and earned the win, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings (4H, 1BB, 6K)…struck out Ramón Urías swinging in the first inning for his first Major League strikeout…according to Elias, he was just the seventh starting pitcher in franchise history (and second since 1935) to toss at least 6.0 scoreless innings in his Major League debut, joining Sam Militello (7.0IP on 8/9/92 vs. Boston), Vito Tamulis (9.0IP on 9/25/34 at Philadelphia-AL), Russ Van Atta (9.0IP on 4/25/33 at Washington-AL), Pete Wilson (9.0IP on 9/15/1908 at Boston), Tacks Neuer (9.0IP on 8/28/1907-G2 vs. Boston) and Slow Joe Doyle (9.0IP on 8/25/1906-G1 vs. Cleveland)… among the group, joined Vito Tamulis (9.0IP, 1BB) as the only two to issue 1BB-or-fewer (Gil-1BB)…was just the third Yankees starter to toss at least 6.0 scoreless innings and surrender 4H-or-fewer in his Major League debut, joining Sam Militello on 8/9/92 vs. Boston (7.0IP, 1H) and Tacks Neuer on 8/28/1907-G2 vs. Boston (9.0IP, 3H)… was just the second Yankees pitcher in the last three seasons (since 2019) to make his big league debut as a starter (also Deivi García on 8/30/20-G2 vs. the Mets)…at 23 years, 61 days, was the youngest Major League pitcher to throw 6.0 scoreless innings in his Major League debut since Texas’ Brock Burke on 8/20/19-G2 vs. Los Angeles-AL (23 years, 16 days)…was the first Yankees starter to earn the win in his Major League debut since Jonathan Loáisiga on 6/15/18 vs. Tampa Bay (5.0IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 6K)…was the first Yankees pitcher to earn the win in his Major League debut since Nick Nelson on 8/1/20 vs. Boston (3.0IP, 2BB, 4K)...Made his Major League debut along with relievers Stephen Ridings and Brody Koerner on 8/3 vs. Baltimore… according to Elias, it marked the first time the Yankees had at least three players make their Major League debut in the same game since 9/18/08 vs. Chicago-AL (Francisco Cervelli, Juan Miranda, Humberto Sanchez)… it marked just the second time in franchise history that the Yankees had three pitchers make their big league debut in the same game (also 9/26/50-G1 vs. Washington-AL - Lew Burdette, Dave Madison, Ernie Nevel)...Made his second career start on 8/8 vs. Seattle and did not record a decision despite tossing 5.0 scoreless innings…was just the second Yankees pitcher in franchise history to toss at least 5.0 scoreless innings in each of his first two career appearances or starts, joining Slow Joe Doyle, who tossed complete-game shutouts in each of his first two Major League appearances (8/25/1906-G1 vs. Cleveland and 8/30/1906-G1 vs. Washington-AL)…was the first Major League pitcher to toss at least 5.0 scoreless innings in each of his first two career appearances or starts since Miami’s Jordan Yamamoto in 2019 (tossed 7.0 scoreless innings on 6/12/19 vs. St. Louis and 7.0 scoreless innings on 6/18/19 at St. Louis)…was the eighth Yankees pitcher in franchise history to toss 5.0 scoreless innings and allow 2H-or-fewer within his first two Major League appearances…joined Phil Hughes (6.1IP and 0H on 5/1/07 at Texas), Sam Militello (7.0IP and 1H on 8/9/92 vs. Boston), Steve Roser (5.0IP and 2H on 5/14/44-G1 vs. Cleveland), Hank Borowy (5.0IP and 0H on 4/18/42 vs. Boston), Johnny Allen (5.2IP and 0H on 5/3/32 at Washington-AL), Rube Manning (8.0IP and 2H on 4/23/1908 at Philadelphia-AL) and Slow Joe Doyle (9.0IP and 2H on 8/30/1906-G1 vs. Washington-AL)...Made his third career start in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 8/17 vs. Boston and did not factor in the decision in the Yankees’ 2-0 victory, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings (3H, 4BB, 4K)…according to Elias, became the first Major League pitcher since 1893, which was the first season the mound-to-plate distance was 60 feet 6 inches, to toss at least 4.2 scoreless innings in each of his first three career appearances…Elias also confirmed that he was the second pitcher in Major League history to toss 4.2 scoreless innings in each of his first three career starts, joining Philadelphia Phillies’ George McQuillan who did so in his first three career starts in 1907 (made his first career appearance as a reliever)…according to the YES Network, he was the only Major League pitcher since 1901 to not allow a run and record at least 15K through his first three Major League games...Made his fourth career start on 9/8 vs. Toronto and did not factor in the decision after allowing 3ER in 3.1IP (1H, 7BB, 6K, 1WP)…issued a career-high 7BB, the most walks by a Yankee in a game since Joba Chamberlain on 8/6/09 vs. Boston (also 7BB)…had his career-opening 18.2 scoreless inning streak snapped...Allowed a career-high 5ER on 9/13 vs. Minnesota (6.0IP, 7H, 1BB, 8K, 3HR)…allowed a career-high 3HR after not allowing a HR in his first four starts…his 8K matched his career high (also 8K on 8/8 vs. Seattle)...Took his first career loss on 9/18 vs. Cleveland (4.1IP, 3H, 3R/2ER, 4BB, 6K, 1HR, 1HP)...Combined with Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 5-1 with one save and a 3.97 ERA (79.1IP, 59H, 37R/35ER, 45BB, 117K) in 20 games (17 starts)…was 1-1 with a 2.64 ERA (30.2IP, 24H, 11R/9ER, 13BB, 50K, 2HR) in seven starts with Double-A Somerset before being promoted to Triple-A Scranton/WB on 6/15…in 13 games (10 starts) with the RailRiders, went 4-0 with one save and a 4.81 ERA (48.2IP, 35H, 26ER, 32BB, 67K, 7HR). ...Was named the Triple-A East “Pitcher of the Week” for 7/19-25 after tossing 6.0 hitless innings on 7/21 vs. Rochester (2BB, 9K)…had combined with RHP Reggie McClain (2.0IP, 2K) and RHP Stephen Ridings (1.0IP) to throw a team no-hitter...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline as the Yankees’ No. 4 prospect...Made two spring training appearances with the Yankees, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in relief (3K).
Spent the season at the Yankees’ Alternate Site as part of the 60-man player pool...Made three spring training relief appearances (all in Florida), posting a 2.25 ERA (4.0IP, 1ER) with 5K...Following the season, pitched for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA (5.2IP, 4ER) in two games (one start)...Entering the 2021 season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 4 prospect and as having the “Best Fastball” among Yankees farmhands.
Combined with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa to go 5-5 with a 2.72 ERA (96.0IP, 29ER) in 20 starts… posted the second-lowest ERA among Yankees minor leaguers...Began the season with Charleston, going 4-5 with a 2.39 ERA (83.0IP, 22ER) in 17 starts before being promoted to Tampa on 7/25…in three starts with Tampa, went 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA (13.0IP, 7ER)...Was named a 2019 South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star with Charleston...Earned SAL “Pitcher of the Week” honors from 6/10-16…compiled a 0.75 ERA (12.0IP, 11H, 1ER, 3BB, 18K) in two starts over that span...Was placed on the minor league injured list from 8/12 (retroactive to 8/10)…was reinstated on 9/13...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 4 prospect and No. 14 prsopect in the South Atlantic League…was also named the Yankees’ No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline...Was added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster on 11/20/19.
Combined with Rookie-level Pulaski and short-season Single-A Staten Island to go 2-3 with a 1.96 ERA (46.0IP, 10ER) in 12 starts…his 13.30 K/9.0IP ratio (68K/46.0IP) led all Yankees farmhands with at least 40.0IP...Began the season with Pulaski, going 2-1 with a 1.37 ERA (39.1IP, 6ER) and 58K in 10 starts…led the Appalachian League (min. 35.0IP) in ERA, opponents’ BA (.154, 21-for-136) and K/9.0IP ratio (13.27)…earned Baseball America Rookie-level All-Star team honors with Pulaski...Was promoted to Staten Island on 8/22, posting a 0-2 record with a 5.40 ERA (6.2IP, 4ER) in two starts...Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 26 prospect and No. 19 prospect in the Appalachian League...Was acquired by the Yankees from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for OF Jake Cave on 3/16/18.