29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Andrew Brackman in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Andrew Brackman Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with the White Sox in January 2013.
Brackman signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Andrew Brackman.
More than two years removed from his Tommy John surgery, the 6-foot-10 Brackman made 26 starts last season between High-A and Double-A. His fastball got better as the year went on, topping out around 95 mph, and he recorded 8.1 K/9IP across the two levels. Command can still be a problem at times, but the Yankees are very excited about his development, and he could be in line for a major league debut in the second half of 2011, possibly as a reliever before eventually becoming a starter at the big league level.
Health-wise, Brackmanís 2009 season could be considered a success in that he threw 106.2 innings in his return from Tommy John surgery. His performance was more of a mixed bag. Relying heavily on his mid-90s fastball, he fanned an impressive 103 batters, but to call his command wild would be an understatement. He was all over the place, walking 76, throwing 26 wild pitches, hitting 10 batters and finishing with an ERA of 5.91. Some of the turbulence can be attributed to post-surgery adjustments, but heíll likely remain at Low-A to begin the year and wonít see a promotion until he demonstrates some semblance of control. If he does harness his considerable ability, he'll have just as much upside as any pitcher in the Yankees' system.
Brackman had Tommy John surgery in August 2007 and didn't return until the Hawaiian Winter League in 2008, but his velocity was touching 96 mph and his curveball was sharp despite shaky overall numbers. The most important thing right now for the 2007 first-round draft pick is staying healthy, so look for the Yankees to deploy him rather cautiously as they try to put him in a position to hit the ground running once spring training open in February. Brackman is in the process of working in a new change-up, a pitch that he didn't have in college, while he's also changed his delivery to lessen the strain on his surgically-repaired elbow. He has the raw potential to move quickly through the system, but he'll need to work out his post-surgery command issues and prove that he can stay healthy before getting onto the fast track.