NEW YORK - APRIL 30: General manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox on April 30, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York signed the 16-year-old southpaw McCoy, who Badler considers to be one of the top pitchers from Nicaragua in this year’s July 2 class, for $150,000. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds with what Badler calls "an athletic, projectable body." Badler notes that McCoy’s velocity has been inconsistent, ranging from 85-88 mph, but the teenager has recently hit as high as 91 mph on the radar gun. Badler says McCoy’s breaking ball is "in its nascent stages."
Garcia, also 16 years old, was signed for $50,000. Badler lists him as "a raw, projectable lefty with a 6-foot-4, 185-pounds frame and an 85-88 mph fastball."
Beyond Garcia and McCoy, the Yankees also signed two of Baseball America’s top-five international prospects earlier this summer; catcher Luis Torrens and outfielder Alexander Palma.