Friday, September 23, 2011

Two Killer B's make their debut

The Yankees have three pitching prospects called "The Killer B's" - Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, and Manny Banuelos. Banuelos is the most highly regarded of the prospects, a little lefty who projects as a front of the rotation starter and is just 20 years old.

Brackman and Betances are interesting. They are both ginormous. Brackman stands at 6'11" and played basketball at NC State. Betance is short...just 6'8"...well, short compared to Brackman. Both throw hard and lack control. Brackman's future is in the bullpen, while Betances is likely to be a starter if he can consistently find command. It takes tall pitchers a while to learn to repeat their delivery, so I think there is hope that these guys can get their command issues under control.

It was crazy seeing such giants come into the game last night - Brackman pitch 1.1 innings and Betances just 2/3 of an inning. Brackman's emotions were a bit more in check, while Betances was all over the place. He actually walked four batters and hit one. Not the way he envisioned his debut for sure. I hope he gets in another game this season so he can enter the off season on a more positive note.

I don't own these cards, but I want them.

No comments:

Post a Comment