Via Tim Bontemps -
Shortly after landing a franchise record $3.35 signing bonus in August 2007, [Andrew] Brackman underwent Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2008 regular season. He then spent his first full season with Low-A Charleston a year ago, with little success. The 24-year-old right-hander was 2-12 with a 5.91 ERA in 29 games (19 starts), striking out 103 and walking 76 in 106 2/3 innings.
This season hasn’t been much better. After spending two weeks on the disabled list with an injured finger on his pitching hand, he is 0-3 with a 11.49 ERA, including allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to Brevard County on Thursday night.
The Yankees could have taken Brett Cecil with the pick they wasted on Brackman. That’s too bad. Cecil would be much more useful to them now…