28-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Yankees
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Building on his breakout campaign as a rookie in 2014, Betances pitched just as well, if not better, in 2015. Pitching out of the eighth inning after losing out on the closer job to Andrew Miller in s...
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Betances came on to protect a four-run lead against Toronto on Monday and failed to record an out, walking two and being charged with two runs.
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Dellin Betances Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2016 Stat Review for Dellin Betances As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)
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New York Yankees Roster
MajorsAckley, Dustin (1B)
AAAAngelini, Carmen (SS)
AAAdams, Lane (OF)
A+Acevedo, Domingo (P)
ADeCarr, Austin (P)
RookieAdams, Chance (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Now you understand why Betances was such a heralded prospect coming up through the system even though he consistently had no earthly idea where the ball was going. It had just become crystal clear that it wasn't going to work in the starting role so he shifted to the bullpen full-time in 2013 and took off at Triple-A with a 2.68 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. He was still walking too many batters, which left him with a small margin for error. In 2014, command and control of both his fastball and slider seemed to emerge overnight, especially for the latter and all of a sudden he was one of the most devastating forces in the game. He fanned at least two batters in 49 of his 70 total appearances, pacing the league by 10 (Wade Davis was next best). His 35 appearances of more than an inning were also baseball’s best. The Yankees used their stud brilliantly and it paid substantial fantasy dividends even though he wasn't closing games. A ninth-inning role would likely make him the top reliever off the board as he already offers elite strikeout totals and ratios from the bullpen.
It was a tale of two seasons for Betances in 2013. The 25-year-old was terrible as a starter with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre early in the year, giving up 16 earned runs in his first 19 innings before transitioning to the bullpen. It was there that Betances got significantly better, getting scored upon just once in his last 23 Triple-A appearances. He didn't look great in a cup of coffee with the Yankees, but Betances' big fastball and shaky control play significantly better in relief. He could have a shot to make the bullpen out of spring training, or at least see time with the big club later in the year.
Betances is three years older, nine inches taller and 100 pounds heavier than fellow Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos, but the two share both excellent stuff and frustrating inconsistency. Betances sits consistently in the high-90s with his fastball and has an outstanding power curve as well. His secondary stuff needs work, which has some scouts beginning to profile him as a reliever, but 142 strikeouts in 126.1 innings in 2011 shows how dominant he can be, and if he can improve his command (he walked 70 last season), he may beat Banuelos to the Yankees rotation after starting 2012 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Betances spent the bulk of the year at High-A Tampa, holding opposing hitters to a woeful .169 average while racking up 88 strikeouts and just 19 walks in 71 innings (14 starts). Most impressively, he did it all in his first year back from Tommy John surgery (August 2009) and restored himself as one of the Yankees' best pitching prospects. At 6-foot-8, 245, Betances is a huge right-hander with a cannon arm, a fastball that hovers at 93-94 mph and a plus curveball. He'll likely start the year at Double-A Trenton, where he finished last season, and is unlikely to see any big league action until at least 2012.
Betances has the pitching arsenal and the stuff to develop into a front-of-the-rotation starter, but injuries threaten to derail the promising 21-year-oldï¿½s career. Heï¿½s dealt with forearm soreness in the past, and Tommy John surgery last August could keep him out for all of 2010. On the plus side, heï¿½s young enough to recover, but it will likely have to wait until early 2011.
Betances flashed his potential at Low-A Charleston during his first complete season of professional ball in 2008, finishing among the South Atlantic League leaders in strikeouts by fanning 135 in just 115.1 innings. His walk rate needs to improve (4.61 BB/9IP) if he's going to make the move to the fast track, while his 6'8" frame has made repeating his mechanics an issue, and thereby results in spotty command. There are also concerns about injuries, after Betances was hampered by forearm tightness in the past. He'll begin 2009 as a 21-year-old at High-A Tampa, but some scouts believe he's got the stuff to be a No. 1 or No. 2 starter in the big leagues down the road, if his command develops enough for him to harness an arsenal boasting a mid-90's fastball and plus curveball.