answers to direct loan entrance counseling sitemap
check into cash des moines iowa sitemap
can i get a payday loan with a prepaid visa c sitemap
cash loans quic sitemap
can a payday loan company sue me for check fr sitemap
consolidation loans for poor credit sitemap
cash instant loan onlin sitemap
ay cash advance payday loan adva sitemap
best payday loans like wo sitemap
cancelling debit card stop payday loans sitemap
direct lender long term installment loans sitemap
consolidation loan companie sitemap
best payday loans kcmo sitemap
cash loans centers sitemap
best payday loans in denver sitemap
direct loan lenders no credit chec sitemap
ck lenders of payday loans no credit che sitemap
advance cash multi blend sitemap
da default on payday loan crimi sitemap
cap 1 finance payday l sitemap
da payday loans laws in flor sitemap
ay payday loans online within 24 ho sitemap
advance america cash advance centres inc sitemap
an authentic payday loans sitemap
cash advance lake michigan drive sitemap
cash advance ocala fl sitemap
allied cash advance westheimer sitemap
cheapest rate payday loans sitemap
1 hour loans direct lenders sitemap
an insight capital payday loan cont sitemap
co payday loans in howell michi sitemap
car loans on titles sitemap
cheapest payday loans no credit check sitemap
az payday loans in gilbert arizona sitemap
24 hour cash advance dayton ohio sitemap
can payday loans garnish wages in pa sitemap
502 direct loan funding sitemap
are payday loans legal in kan sitemap
cash advance finance charges sitemap
an cash 1 payday loans sitemap
car title loans near huntington wv sitemap
cash advance franchise opportunities sitemap
cy can i file bankruptcy on my payday lo sitemap
direct lenders installment loans no credit check sitemap
cash loan places in albuq sitemap
cash to u payday loans sitemap
can you consolidate payday lo sitemap
direct loan servicing tax id number sitemap
california department of corporations payday lo sitemap
applying for a crisis loan what to say sitemap
cash advance denton texas sitemap
24 hour payday loan direct lender sitemap
24 hour payday loans bramp sitemap
cash loans hillsboro ohio sitemap
cash advance milwaukee wi sitemap
24 hour payday loans in houston tx sitemap
an instant loan pay sitemap
cash advance america carowinds blvd sitemap
an bridging loan bank sitemap
bc payday loan l sitemap
current aircraft loan rate sitemap
cash out loan sitemap
an ace cash express online payday l sitemap
credit union loan rates catawba s sitemap
car title loans toledo ohio sitemap
1st choice cash advance vinton va sitemap
cash advance 4822 sitemap
cy payday loan to pay for bankrup sitemap
co payday loans santa fe new mexico sitemap
can a cash advance company sue you sitemap
decision loan onlin sitemap
as do unpaid payday loans go on your cre sitemap
bank loan prime r sitemap
1 hour pay day l sitemap
collateral loan non sitemap
cash advance in alamo tx sitemap
are online payday loans illegal in maryland sitemap
applying for a home loan with no credit sitemap
buy a cash advance franchise sitemap
cash advance no bank account required sitemap
car title loans edmonton sitemap
cash advance dover d sitemap
account bank loan no pay sitemap
ace cash express number of employees sitemap
cash advances ny sitemap
cash advance pensacola fl sitemap
best payday loans california sitemap
are payday loans illegal in wiscon sitemap
allied cash advance denver sitemap
check into cash winchester virginia sitemap
an 125 refinance loan sitemap
ck instant payday loan direct lender no credit ch sitemap
cash loans ashtabula ohio sitemap
as where can i get a payday loan in las vegas sitemap
consolidation debt loan pennsylvani sitemap
best credit card cash advance offers sitemap
cash to g sitemap
cash lending networ sitemap
cash advance sedalia mo sitemap
adverse credit payday loan lenders sitemap
an a payday l sitemap
cash loan for ofw in the philippines sitemap
cash advance burbank ca sitemap
cash for silver jewelr sitemap
30 day payday loan lend sitemap
cash advance with no money dow sitemap
amex cash advance nz sitemap
allied cash advance in humble tx sitemap
cash advance usa website sitemap
ck managment payday loan sitemap
direct loan proration chart sitemap
bridge loans george western cape sitemap
boulevard cash payday loans sitemap
cashadvancenetwork sitemap
credit card cash advance us bank sitemap
cash loan in advanc sitemap
cash advance in lakesid sitemap
cash advance into savings account sitemap
15 min payday loans direct len sitemap
cash lenders not brokers sitemap
best canadian online payday loans sitemap
an 2500 payday loans sitemap
90 cash lo sitemap
ay money shop payday loan sitemap
americash loans bloomington illinois sitemap

Prospect Instinct | Dellin Betances, RHP New York Yankees


Dellin Betances, RHP, New York Yankees

3/23/1988

Height: 6’8” Weight: 220 lbs

Year Age Level W L IP H HR R BB K
2006 18 R 0 1 23.1 14 1 5 7 27
2007 19 A- 1 2 25 24 0 11 17 29
2008 20 R 0 1 6.1 13 0 7 3 6
2008 20 A 9 4 115.1 87 9 57 59 135
2009 21 A+ 2 5 44.1 48 2 29 27 44
2010 22 A+ 7 1 62 34 1 15 18 73


D
ellin Betances was a huge projection pick for the New York Yankees in 2006 out of the 8th round. He was signed for an above slot $1mm. They got the chance to see him pitch more than most other clubs because he was in the backyard of the big club. Betances pitiched in Brooklyn, New York out of Grand Strret Campus High School of the PSAL.

With an imposing 6’8” frame, he’s intimidating on the mound and has a presence about him which will only get stronger with success.

Dellin Betances, RHP Yankees

Betances has been a solid strikeout pitcher since day one and his one downside was always his command. As a tall pitcher, control is normally what comes to fruition last as they grow into their frame and learn how to utilize the natural downhill plane. The same stands true for Betances as witnessed by his K/BB numbers. In 2008 he fell victim to a torn UCL and underwent Tommy John surgery missing the remainder of the 2008 season and most of 2009.

But since his return from Tommy John surgery last season his control has gotten better and this season it borders on elite with 68 K’s to just 15 walks in 58 innings. His ERA is a stellar 1.26.

Let’s take a deeper look into his peripherals and see if the numbers match up.

 

Year Age Level ERA WHIP BB/PA K/PA BABIP GB% HR/Air FIP
2006 18 R 1.16 0.9 7.8% 30% 0.241 44% 3% 2.6
2007 19 A- 3.6 1.64 15% 25.7% 0.369 47% 0% 3.44
2008 20 R 8.53 2.52 8.6% 17.1% 0.5 42% 0% 3.02
2008 20 A 3.67 1.26 11.9% 27.3% 0.284 43% 5% 4.05
2009 21 A+ 5.48 1.69 13.1% 21.4% 0.362 51% 3% 3.73
2010 22 A+ 1.6 0.83 7.5% 30.4% 0.226 45% 1% 2.23

 

His K% this season stands at better than 30% while his BB% is sub 7%. He’s getting groundballs at a good clip of 44%. While I would like to see him getting more groundballs with his size he’s not having trouble with the longball in the FSL at only 1%. But the FSL is a pitchers haven and the heavy Florida air keeps a lot of balls in the park. So his move up to AA might see an uptick in HRs which will hurt the very low ERA.

The Stuff

I really think that Betances, very similar to Andrew Brackman higher in the system, will work better down in the zone at the next level. They are currently building his confidence coming back from the TJ surgery and the gloves are finally coming off. Once in Double A they’ll break him down just a little more so he can keep more pitches down in the zone. I witnessed a fair amount of high fastballs by Betances in the FSL. But the velocity kept them from being hittable when he’s working mid 90s.

The Mechanics

Let’s go to Aaron Bentley for a look at Betances mechanics from an FSL game recently against the Palm Beach Cardinals.

YouTube Preview Image

TEMPO – 70

Betances has a very smooth, deliberate delivery.  His tempo is extremely consistent as soon as he finishes the popular foot-shuffling maneuver at the beginning of his delivery.  For me, he glides through the delivery very well and keeps all the necessary parts of his body in control.

WEIGHT TRANSFER – 60

With a big, tall guy like Betances, who has had problems putting it all together, you hate to try to get him to change too much.  However, the first thing I notice when looking at Betances’ delivery is his lack of stride.  He gets the weight transferred onto the plant leg at the right time, but instead of really driving toward the plate, he utilizes a short stride and sends his momentum down into the ground.  For a guy as tall as Betances is, he is robbing himself of that height advantage.  I would love to see him really stride out and drive toward the plate.  This would reduce the work his arm has to do and the closer you can get the ball to home plate before you release it, the harder it is for the hitter to hit.

ARM ACTION – 65

Nothing about Betances’ arm action jumps out in a negative way to me.  It is relatively clean and he brings it through on time.  What I mean by that is that he lets his hips and legs guide his arm through the delivery.  What you want is for the front leg planting to guide the arm through.  This lets the legs do most of the work and reduces the stress on the pitcher’s arm.  Betances is letting that happen and bringing his arm through at exactly the right time.

FOLLOW THROUGH – 40

The absolute worst part of Betances’ delivery is his follow through.  He does just about everything I prefer not to see in this part of a pitcher’s mechanics.  First, he doesn’t let the pitching arm go through at all.  He immediately pulls it into his chest.  While that may seem like a small thing, it stops you from bringing all of your energy through the pitch.  Second, he forces his pitching arm to stop before it would naturally.  Fortunately, he doesn’t jerk it back, at least, but what you want is for the energy of the arm to run out and stop the arm naturally.

CONCLUSION

For Betances’ size and lack of polish coming out of high school in New York, the Yankees have really helped him to get things together.  I am very impressed with the delivery Betances is showing today, as illustrated in the video of him we have provided.  There are a few problems but the biggest thing I would fix is the stride.  I’m sure the Yankees aren’t dying to change things considering how far Betances has come, but he will get a lot more out of the size of his body if he strides longer and uses all his length and power to drive toward the plate.

Our Instinct

Betances has work to do as he reigns in his pitches and learns to work better low in the zone. But he’s all the way back from Tommy John surgery and anyone who wrote him off as a top pitching prospect now knows that all of the upside that Betances projected as a high school star are coming together into a package of the major league caliber arm.

Betances still has another year of seasoning and will probably start 2011 in Double A. But a 2011 call up midseason if the Yankees become depleted will not be out of the question. With the New York Yankees it can sometimes be hard to judge which of the systems prospects are trade bait and which are in the plans for Brian Cashman, but you can be certain that there are no question about Betances within the Yankees brass. Betances is a Top 100 prospect and could start the 2011 system sitting inside the Top 50 for all of baseball and inside the Yankees Top 5.



I was born and raised in NYC. My father was a diehard Yankees fan but not biased and raised me to love the game more than any one team. For that I'm truly thankful to him. My love for the game runs deep, and after crunching numbers all day long, I tend to spend my nights at the FSL ballparks.

Advertisement

No comments.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Social Widgets powered by AB-WebLog.com.