I saw this in the recent print edition of Baseball America -
Ivan Nova had the best year in the system, but according to [Brian] Cashman, 6-foot-4 righthander Dellin Betances is the organization’s best pitching prospect. “He might be our best pitching prospect ever,” the GM said.
Betances had Tommy John surgery in 2009 and made just 11 starts. But the ’06 eighth-round pick made up for lost time this season, earning his first promotion to Double-A Trenton, where he struck out 20 and walked three over 14 innings.
The 22-year-old Betances spent most of the year befuddling high Class A Florida State League hitters for Tampa. In 14 starts, he went 8-1, 1.77 with 88 strikeouts and 19 walks in 71 innings. Opposing batters hit just .169 against him.
Yeah, Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman said “[Dellin Betances] might be our best pitching prospect ever.”
I’m not sure if that’s praise for Betances or commentary on the history of Cashman’s past pitching prospects…