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Dellin Betances went (W-L, 2-5) last season, while posting a 5.48ERA with the Tampa Yankees. After tossing only 44.1 innings last year, his season was derailed by a season-ending injury. What was originally reported as Tommy John surgery, turned out to be a ligament-strengthening surgery. His season was over with the blink of an eye.

He lost the chance to add more of a workload under his belt, and many scouts and experts dropped him on their top prospect lists after he struggled last year.

Entering this season, he came out of the gate with all guns blazing. He’s cut down on his walks (which was a big issue for him), his strikeout rate is up, and he’s pitching to a WHIP of 0.85. In his last 10 outings of the season, he’s gone (W-L, 6-1) with a 2.02ERA, with 61K’s in 49IP. I think it’s fair to say that Dellin’s answering the critics. His “Big Unit” type of frame (6’8″) and scorching fastball has many fans anticipating his debut in pinstripes. 

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2010 MiLB Season Statistics:

Scranton

Jesus Montero: .271AVG 11HR 47RBI .346OBP .460SLG .806OPS

Brandon Laird (TRN & SWB): .300AVG 25HR 94RBI 2SB .361OBP .547SLG .908OPS

Ivan Nova: 125.1IP (W-L, 10-2) 2.80ERA 39ER 94K .257BAA

Zach McAllister: 115.1IP (W-L, 7-8) 4.76ERA 61ER 71K .305BAA

Eric Wordekemper: (TRN & SWB) 53.0IP (W-L, 4-0) 3.23ERA 19ER 53K .237BAA

Trenton

Austin Romine: .272AVG 7HR 51RBI 1SB .340OBP .410SLG .751OPS

Andrew Brackman: (TAM & TRN) 103.0IP (W-L, 7-10) 4.81ERA 55ER 98K .275BAA

George Kontos: (TAM & TRN) 27.1IP (W-L, 0-2) 3.95ERA 12ER 19K .265BAA

Hector Noesi: (TAM & TRN) 120.0IP (W-L, 11-5) 3.00ERA 40ER 116K .225BAA

Ryan Pope: 41.1IP (W-L, 2-6) 4.25ERA 37ER 66K .256BAA

D.J. Mitchell: 114.2IP (W-L, 8-4) 4.32ERA 55ER 78K .265BAA

J. Brent Cox (TAM & TRN) 22.0IP (W-L, 1-1) 6.95ERA 17ER 11K .343BAA

Tampa

Zoilo Almonte: (CSC & TAM) .265AVG 11HR 48RBI 12SB .331OBP .429SLG .760OPS

Dellin Betances: 57.0IP (W-L, 6-1) 1.26ERA 8ER 15BB 68K .153BAA

Jonathan Ortiz: 45.0IP (W-L, 5-1) 18SV 2.60ERA 13ER 50K .196BAA

Adam Olbrychowski: 52.0IP (W-L, 2-2) 2.60ERA 15ER 41K .215BAA

Pat Venditte: 58.0IP (W-L, 2-0) 1.71ERA 5SV 11ER 71K .179BAA

Graham Stoneburner: (CSC & TAM) 109.1IP (W-L, 6-7) 2.47ERA 30ER 112K .192BAA

Charleston

Slade Heathcott: .270AVG 1HR 17RBI 10SB .364OBP .335SLG .700OPS

Brett Marshall: 44.0IP (W-L, 1-2) 4.09ERA 20ER 39K .244BAA

GCL

Gary Sanchez: .376AVG 4HR 26RBI 1SB .450OBP .612SLG 1.062OPS

Cito Culver: .276AVG 2HR 11RBI .336OBP .382SLG .718OPS

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Here is a look at how some of the Yankees top prospects are doing thus far:

Scranton

Jesus Montero: .250AVG 6HR 32RBI .313OBP .414SLG .727OPS

Mark Melancon: 44.2IP (W-L, 5-1) 6SV 3.43ERA 17ER 51K .280BAA

Ivan Nova: 84.0IP (W-L, 5-2) 3.00ERA 28ER 64K .266BAA

Zach McAllister: 85.0IP (W-L, 6-5) 4.24ERA 40ER 52K .275BAA

Eric Wordekemper: (TRN & SWB) 41.2IP (W-L, 3-0) 2.38ERA 11ER 41K .244BAA

Trenton

Austin Romine: .290AVG 5HR 42RBI 1SB .370OBP .435SLG .806OPS

Brandon Laird: .293AVG 19HR 79RBI 2SB .348OBP .550SLG .899OPS

Andrew Brackman: (TAM & TRN) 70.0IP (W-L, 5-6) 5.01ERA 39ER 65K .276BAA

Hector Noesi: (TAM & TRN) 95.0IP (W-L, 10-3) 2.27ERA 24ER 101K .214BAA

Jeremy Bleich: 41.1IP (W-L, 3-2) 4.79ERA 22ER 26K .236BAA

Tampa

Zoilo Almonte: (CSC & TAM) .287AVG 10HR 38RBI 10SB .357OBP .478SLG .835OPS

Dellin Betances: 23.0IP (W-L, 2-0) 0.39ERA 1ER 3BB 27K .104BAA

George Kontos: 8.2IP (W-L, 0-1) 3.12ERA 3ER 7K .200BAA

Jonathan Ortiz: 30.0IP (W-L, 3-0) 14SV 2.40ERA 8ER 30K .194BAA

Adam Olbrychowski: 30.2IP (W-L, 2-1) 2.64ERA 9ER 23K .245BAA

Pat Venditte: 42.0IP (W-L, 0-0) 1.93ERA 2SV 9ER 51K .184BAA

Graham Stoneburner: (CSC & TAM) 81.0IP (W-L, 5-6) 2.00ERA 18ER 83K .170BAA

Charleston

Slade Heathcott: .267AVG 0HR 8RBI 6SB .350OBP .322SLG .672OPS

GCL

Gary Sanchez: .400AVG 3HR 11RBI .500OBP .800SLG 1.300OPS (Only 30AB’s)

Cito Culver: .300AVG 0HR 1RBI .333OBP .350SLG .683OPS (Only 20AB’s)

Brett Marshall: 8.0IP (W-L, 0-0) 2.25ERA 2ER 8K .194BAA

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From the Yankees Official Website:

PHOENIX — Yankees Double-A prospects Austin Romine and Hector Noesi have been tabbed to participate in the 12th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played on July 11 at 6 p.m. ET at Angel Stadium.

Romine, 21, is considered one of the Yankees’ top catching prospects and was ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect entering the 2010 season. He will play for the USA team.

The 12th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com’s Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.

A second-round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, Romine was hitting .283 with three home runs and 34 RBIs for Double-A Trenton at the time of the announcement.

Romine was the Florida State League “Hitter of the Year” in 2009 while playing for Class A Tampa and said during Spring Training this year that he was looking forward to continuing his development at the higher levels.

“You can always hit higher,” said Romine, who batted .276 for Tampa in 2009. “I always shoot for about .300 — it’s a big mark. I also want to control the staff in Double-A and build upon those relationships. Everything kind of flowed, and I liked that.”

Noesi, 23, will represent the World team. The right-hander was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Yankees in 2004 and was 3-1 with a 2.31 ERA through five starts at Double-A Trenton, having earlier posted a 5-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in eight starts for Tampa this season.

Noesi entered the 2010 season averaging 8.54 strikeouts and just 1.55 walks per nine innings in his professional career, impressive ratios that he has kept in his arsenal this season, having struck out 82 and walked 11 in 78 innings between the two levels.

Earlier this season, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound hurler was named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week for the period ending June 6.

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Dellin Betances returned on June 10th, a couple of weeks shy of a full year after undergoing a ligament reinforcement procedure. The two starts he has made since his return have been terrific.

Tampa Yankees
Class A Advanced Florida State League

June 10th: (W, 1-0) 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 6K

June 15th: 6IP 2H 0R 0ER 1BB 7K

A major concern scouts had when they watched him pitch was all the walks he threw. The kid was very erratic, throwing multiple walks a game. So, it’s nice to see him cutting down on the walks thus far. (more…)

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Chad Jennings recently wrote about Andrew Brackman, and why you shouldn’t give up on him just yet. I thought I would bring Dellin Betances in the mix as well.

Dellin (6’10”) is 21 years-old and Brackman (6’11”) is 24 years-old. How can you give up on these guys so easily? Yeah, their terrible numbers last year make it easy for you to say that these prospects are busts, but you haven’t seen enough to judge them.

In 2009, Betances pitched for the Tampa Yankees, the Yankees Class A-Advanced affiliate. Late in the season, Betances had surgery, which was erroneously reported as Tommy John surgery, but was instead a ligament reinforcement procedure. Brackman was coming back from surgery and spent this past year with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs, where he was awful. Not too long ago, Baseball America named him the Yankees’ tenth best prospect for 2010.

There’s only been a handful of pitchers that are 6-foot-8 and above. These pitchers don’t have it easy, because it’s hard for them to control their mechanics. Pitching is all about repetition, and it’s tough to repeat your wind up when you’re enormous.

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