• Full name Dellin Betances
  • Born 03/23/1988 in New York, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 265 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Grand Street Campus
  • Debut 09/22/2011
  • Drafted in the 8th round (254th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2006 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    The towering Betances commands attention on the mound, and has flashed big stuff to match his size. He had scouts buzzing when he showed low- to mid-90s velocity in last year's Aflac game, when he needed just nine pitches to retire the heart of the West lineup. But Betances struggled to regain that velocity in the cold weather early this spring, pitching in the high 80s and topping out at 91. He's gotten stronger as the season has gone along, pitching back in the 92-93 range and touching 94 while flashing a plus 12-6 curveball with sharp downer action. A former basketball player, Betances has good feet and is athletic, but his windup has a lot of moving parts--he appears to duck his head in order to get his arm over the top--and he struggles to repeat his delivery. Betances has thrown plenty of innings between two different leagues this spring, thanks to a work schedule overseen by summer coach Mel Zitter, who has helped create plenty of hype about Betances along with his advisers, the Hendricks brothers. Still, most teams consider him too raw and risky for the first round. Whoever takes him could end up with a pitcher scouts compare to Daniel Cabrera.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the American League in 2014
  • Rated Best Curveball in the New York Yankees in 2012
  • Rated Best Fastball in the New York Yankees in 2012
  • Rated Best Fastball in the New York Yankees in 2011

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