Outfielder Steven Sensley and third baseman Dermis Garcia have been called up to the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs from the Pulaski Yankees. Both sluggers led Pulaski in homers with nine apiece.
Both players shined on Tuesday night in their first game for the RiverDogs. Sensley picked up two hits and Garcia homered in Charleston’s 11-10 loss to the Columbia Fireflies.
Sensley was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and appeared in two games for the GCL Yankees East Division affiliate before coming to Pulaski. In 27 games for Pulaski he hit .316 and drove in 24 runs to go along with his prodigious power numbers.
“I felt like he was pretty prepared when he got here-he had a good idea at the plate…the power is obviously there,” said Yankees hitting coach Scott Sebol on Sensley’s stint in Pulaski.
Garcia was signed as a highly touted international prospect out of the Dominican Republic in 2016. He has moved up the chain in the New York Yankees farm system during recent weeks and is now ranked as the organizations’ #23 prospect, according to MLB.com. In his final 10 games for Pulaski he hit .273 and belted five dingers.
“When he got here he made great adjustments…he had some flaws in his swing and he really worked hard at it,” Sebol remarked about Garcia.
Garcia and Sensley are just the latest of a number of Pulaski Yankee callups this season. They reunite with Rony Garcia and Pablo Olivares who played in Pulaski this season before being transferred to Charleston.