• Full name Andrew Warren Brackman
  • Born 12/04/1985 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'10" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School North Carolina State
  • Debut 09/22/2011
  • Drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2007 (signed for $3,350,000).
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    As an awkward 6-foot-7 16-year-old at Cincinnati's Moeller High, Brackman wasn't considered a top 50 prospect in baseball or basketball. His basketball game blossomed as a senior, and when N.C. State offered him a chance to play both sports, he eagerly accepted. A bout with tendinitis assured he wouldn't be drafted highly enough out of high school to buy him out of college, and after giving up basketball as a sophomore (he had thrown just 77 innings in his first two years at N.C. State), he's begun to come into this own. Now a legitimate 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, his upside is considerable. His athleticism helps him repeat his delivery, but he struggles with his balance and release point, leading to erratic command, especially of his secondary stuff. He touched 99 mph in the Cape Cod League in 2006 and again during an early-season outing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and he pitches at 94 with exceptional plane. His mid-80s spike-curveball is filthy. Brackman's changeup was the pitch that had improved the most this spring, and grades as a third potential plus offering. He's still unrefined, but even without the polish, Brackman shouldn't slide out of the top 10 picks.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the New York Yankees in 2011
  • Rated Best Fastball in the New York Yankees in 2010
  • Rated Best Fastball in the New York Yankees in 2009

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