• Yanks Great Right Hopes

    Posted by on September 30th, 2010 · Comments (13)

    Here are the Yankees top, higher-level, right handed starting pitcher prospects:

    Rk   Age 5   W L ERA G IP BB SO WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    1 Warren, Adam 22 H-A,AA 11 7 2.60 25 135.0 33 126 1.141 8.40 3.82
    2 Betances, Dellin 22 H-A,AA 8 1 2.12 17 85.0 22 108 0.882 11.44 4.91
    3 Stoneburner, Graham 22 H-A,L-A 9 8 2.41 26 142.0 34 137 0.993 8.68 4.03
    4 Black, Sean 22 L-A,H-A 8 8 3.69 25 127.0 41 104 1.323 7.37 2.54
    5 Nova, Ivan 23 AAA,MAJ 13 4 3.22 32 184.1 62 140 1.286 6.84 2.26
    6 Phelps, David 23 AA,AAA 10 2 2.51 26 158.0 36 141 1.108 8.03 3.92
    7 Mitchell, D.J. 23 AA,AAA 13 4 4.01 26 150.1 64 112 1.404 6.71 1.75
    8 Noesi, Hector 23 AA,H-A,AAA 14 7 3.21 28 159.2 28 153 1.102 8.62 5.46
    9 Brackman, Andrew 24 AA,H-A 10 11 3.91 27 140.1 39 126 1.304 8.08 3.23
    10 Pendleton, Lance 26 AA,AAA 12 5 3.62 29 154.1 57 133 1.173 7.76 2.33
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 9/30/2010.

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    The probably is that maybe three or four of these guys will go on to have a major league career. And, maybe one or two of them will go out to be a front end starting pitcher.

    My guess? Phelps looks good. And, both Betances and Stoneburner should be watched closely next season. After that, Warren comes next on the radar watch. The others? Well, they have some areas of concern – more so than Phelps, Betances, Stoneburner and Warren.

    How about you? Any favs in this bunch? Anyone missing that you would include?

    Comments on Yanks Great Right Hopes

    1. Evan3457
      September 30th, 2010 | 5:18 pm

      Uh, Brackman?

      Made a big leap forward this year. Pitched better at AA than in A ball. Pitched better as the season went along.

    2. September 30th, 2010 | 5:19 pm

      @ Evan3457: Brackman. He’s very old for the levels he picthed at, and his control is still an issue. Let’s see him in AAA in 2011.

    3. Evan3457
      September 30th, 2010 | 5:32 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ Evan3457: Brackman. He’s very old for the levels he picthed at, and his control is still an issue. Let’s see him in AAA in 2011.

      1) His age issue is negated by missing almost two years with injuries, and another full year of rehabbing the surgery. Further, age issues with pitching prospects are not nearly as determinative as with hitting prospects.

      2) The BB/9 and K/BB ratios? 2.50 BB/9 innings, and better than a 3/1 K/BB ratio. The control was somewhat worse at the AA level, but the H/9 and HR/9 ratios dropped, and the K/9 ratio stayed nearly the same. Now Trenton is a very good pitcher’s park, but his last 6 starts tell an significant tale:

      33 IP, 25 H, 9 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 23 K, 0 HR, ERA 0.82, WHIP 0.97

    4. September 30th, 2010 | 5:57 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      His age issue is negated by missing almost two years with injuries, and another full year of rehabbing the surgery.

      That’s like saying that Carl Pavano’s Yankees career was very good considering that he missed so much time to injury and rehab.

    5. Raf
      September 30th, 2010 | 6:51 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      That’s like saying that Carl Pavano’s Yankees career was very good considering that he missed so much time to injury and rehab.

      It’s more a reference to his inexperience at relative levels more than anything else. Overall, I agree that we’ll have a better idea as to where we are with Brackman after next season.

    6. Evan3457
      September 30th, 2010 | 7:15 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      His age issue is negated by missing almost two years with injuries, and another full year of rehabbing the surgery.
      That’s like saying that Carl Pavano’s Yankees career was very good considering that he missed so much time to injury and rehab.

      Not at all.

      Pavano was an established major league pitcher. His ceiling was known. He was 28 when the Yanks signed him.

      Brackman is 24, and still several years, possibly as many as 6-7, from his peak. There’s no way to tell, really.

    7. Evan3457
      September 30th, 2010 | 7:17 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Steve Lombardi wrote:
      That’s like saying that Carl Pavano’s Yankees career was very good considering that he missed so much time to injury and rehab.
      It’s more a reference to his inexperience at relative levels more than anything else. Overall, I agree that we’ll have a better idea as to where we are with Brackman after next season.

      This.

    8. Scout
      October 1st, 2010 | 8:18 am

      Neither Black nor Pendleton belongs on a serious prospect list. The former has ordinary K and WHIP rates and hasn’t attracted the notice of scouts; the latter is older. Noesi may be more promising than Steve suggests. Otherwise, not much to argue with. I would not be surprised if Brackman ultimately ended up in the bullpen in the majors. He really seemed to run out of gas after 4-5 innings.

    9. January 13th, 2014 | 12:52 pm

      Sean Black is now released.

    10. McMillan
      January 13th, 2014 | 2:37 pm

      How did Brackman, Cashman’s $4.55 million no. 1 pick in 2007, do in the Chicago White Sox farm system in 2013?

    11. January 13th, 2014 | 3:49 pm

      McMillan wrote:

      How did Brackman, Cashman’s $4.55 million no. 1 pick in 2007, do in the Chicago White Sox farm system in 2013?

      I heard he was very tall.

    12. McMillan
      January 13th, 2014 | 3:53 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I heard he was very tall.

      LOL!!!!

    13. Kamieniecki
      January 19th, 2014 | 7:20 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Uh, Brackman?

      @ Evan3457:
      You’re really good with this baseball thing, aren’t you?

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