Posted on: August 31, 2009 10:44 am
Edited on: August 31, 2009 10:45 am

Betances goes under the knife

Becoming a Yankee prospect pitcher right of passage of late. According to Mike Ashmore, the beat writer for the AA Trenton Thunder, 20 year old Dellin Betances had TJ surgery several days ago. Many in the system felt it was inevitable with the recurrent elbow problems the local NYC product has had since being drafted, but some were hopeful he'd be able to avoid that measure. No such luck, and now the next time we can hope to see the 6'9 right hander is late 2010.
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Posted on: August 17, 2008 9:26 am

Dellin the Dominant

After alternating between unhittable and unable to throw strikes for the first part of his brief minor league career, it certainly appears 6 ' 8 Brooklyn-born Dellin Betances is starting to figure it out. 3 hits and only two walks to go along with 12 Ks in 6 IP last night. Since the mid-point of the season, he's walked only 18 in 49 IP, while striking out 62-this after walking 40 in 55 innings in the first half.

No one ever questioned Betances' stuff, but his control was definitely cause for concern. If his recent starts are any indication, he seems to be getting it. Can't wait to see him in Tampa next season to start. Where he finishes will be interesting to watch.

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Posted on: April 21, 2008 8:53 am

Betances rolls on

5 more shutout innings from "the project" on Saturday night.

His cumulative numbers : 3-0 2.66 ERA  28K in 20.1 IP.

His rotation-mate Jairo Heredia is off to a nice start as well.  5 2/3 IP yesterday with 2ER and 6K. He's now 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA, 22 K in 20 2/3.

Not too hard to post wins with the Charleston offense. They are currently hitting a shade over .300 as a team. The next closest team in the league is at .263.


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Posted on: April 9, 2008 9:56 am
Edited on: April 9, 2008 1:26 pm

Why Betances is a project

Dellin Betances made his second start for single A Charleston last night, and he again K'd 8 in 5+ innings. Good, right? Goes right along with the K/9 rate he's consistently produced since he became a pro, and is one of the reasons Yankee minor league followers are so excited about him. Then a cursory glance at the box score also relates that Betances walked 6 batters in those 5 1/3 innings, while giving up only 2 hits. Ugly.

No one doubts that the kid has sick stuff, but he has to learn to command it better. Best news is that it seems like the elbow pain that plagued him off and on last season has not reappeared.

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