• Cashman: Betances May Be Best Yanks Prospect Ever

    Posted by on September 28th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    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…

    Comments on Cashman: Betances May Be Best Yanks Prospect Ever

    1. Corey Italiano
      September 28th, 2010 | 10:17 am
    2. September 28th, 2010 | 10:28 am

      Whoops! I must have been busy packing for Cooperstown and missed that one. Mea culpa!

    3. MJ Recanati
      September 28th, 2010 | 11:28 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      LOL, it happens.

      I get the feeling that my minor league posts are largely ignored around here so I think I’m just going to shelve them…

    4. YankCrank
      September 28th, 2010 | 11:30 am

      @ MJ Recanati:

      I like your minor league posts a lot, I just don’t have the knowledge to make strong arguments about prospects. If you enjoy writing them, i’ll continue to enjoy reading them.

    5. Corey Italiano
      September 28th, 2010 | 11:33 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      I read em/like em

    6. Corey Italiano
      September 28th, 2010 | 11:34 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      One thing is you post them late in the day on Friday (when people either are ducking out early from work, or just gone for the weekend…not many comments at that time of the week)

    7. MJ Recanati
      September 28th, 2010 | 12:05 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Understood, but my timetable is Baseball America’s reporting timetable. I don’t want to save the write-ups for Monday because they’ll be stale and/or already covered by other sites.

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