Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, who spent last season scouting with the Yankees, offers yet another ringing endorsement for the Yanks’ top pitching prospects — and actually likes right-hander Dellin Betances even better than lefty Manny Banuelos."Might be King Felix"? Those are words that are bound to make every Yankees fan happy.
Betances, 6-foot-8 and 245 pounds, “might be King Felix," Towers says.
“Teddy Higuera in his prime,” Towers says, “but with a better arm.”
If you're not familiar with Higuera, here are his career numbers. From 1985-1988 (his prime) he went 69-38 with a 3.25 ERA. Injuries, including back surgery in '88 and a torn rotator cuff in '91, put a quick end to his career.