Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prospect Guru John Sickels on Betances' Progress

In his latest Minor League Ball post, John Sickels had this to say about Betances:
Dellin Betances is back on the mound in the Yankees system and pitching great; 0.39 ERA, 27/3 K/BB in 23 innings for High-A Tampa, with only eight hits allowed so far. The elbow problems that dogged him last year seem a thing of the past, and indeed he's now pitching better than before. It will be interesting to see how quickly the Yankees move him, if they are conservative and leave him at Tampa for awhile, or if they decide to bump him up to Trenton shortly given his domination of the FSL. If it was me, I think I'd leave him at Tampa for another month, then if he's pitching like this on August 1st, move him up. I didn't have him on my Yankees Top 20 list this year, but he's right back on it now of course, and if he's pitching anything like this at the end of August, he could get into a Top 100 overall list.
Frank also took a look at Betances last weekend - you can read his thoughts here. At this juncture, it's difficult to not be excited about the towering righty's progress.

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