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Tampa’s Dermis Garcia Crowned FSL Home Run Derby King

Dermis Garcia of the Yankees. Photo by David Conde of LOD.

If you are a New York Yankees fan and you haven’t heard of Dermis Garcia, you may want to start paying attention.  The 21 year old smashed his way to a Florida State League Home Run Derby Championship this afternoon in Jupiter.

Garcia had the crowd on their feet in the Final Round, putting up 12 homers in the 3 minute time frame against runner-up Ryan Jeffers of Ft. Myers.  Jeffers had a run off round with Julio Rodriquez of Palm Beach to advance to the Final Round.

The Home Run Derby also included Brady Policelli (Lakeland), Dylan Busby (Bradenton) and Jim Haley (Charlotte).  Today’s starting pitchers for the 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game are Nick Allgeyer (Dunedin) for the North and  Jordan Holloway (Jupiter) for the South.  The Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) and Palm Beach Cardinals host this year’s game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.


Brian Koss

Brian has been a contributing writer to Legends on Deck since April 2017. He’s a diehard Detroit Tigers fan, who grew up playing and following baseball in the suburbs of Detroit. He covers the Tigers and their farm system for LOD and also likes writing about the general state of baseball. Brian and his family reside in the suburbs of Orlando, where he enjoys coaching Little League and passing on his love of the game to the next generation.
Brian Koss
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