Via a Cincy HS Sports Blog –
Former Moeller standout Andrew Brackman was called up by the Yankees today. He reports to New York on Tuesday.
Brackman was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft after playing baseball at N.C. State.
He’s come a long way considering Brackman underwent reconstructive elbow surgery on Aug. 24, 2007.
Brackman was 10-11 with a 3.90 ERA this season at Tampa (A+ ball) and Trenton (AA ball), but he has continued to progress during the season.
According to the Trentonian, over his last six regular-season starts, Brackman appears to be on the verge of putting it all together. He allowed just three earned runs over his final six starts, and spun a brilliant five innings in relief of Andy Pettitte in the first game of the Eastern League Championship Series.
As a senior at Moeller, Brackman went 7-0 with a 0.58 ERA. In 48 innings, he allowed 21 hits and struck out 83. Was named Ohio Division I player of the year, leading Moeller to a 28-3 record and a state title.
Brackman was the 31st Moeller player coached by Mike Cameron to be drafted or signed to a pro contract.
So, who’s going to pitch more often for the Yankees between now and season end – Andrew “Big Country” Brackman or Javy “Mr. Doghouse” Vazquez?