|Betances in spring training|
Dellin Betances was one of the top Yankee prospects a few years ago but despite some good signs along the way he was never able to harness his stuff as a starter and was moved into the bullpen. Betances has had a taste of the majors last season and in 2011, but was not successful in either brief September stint. However this Spring Betances has looked very good as he has pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and two walks, while striking out four batters and the Yankees are definitely trying to see if he can break camp with the team. Betances has great stuff with a great swing and miss curveball, a fastball that is mid to upper 90’s, a slider that he almost never uses and a changeup that has really yo-yoed around in terms of effectiveness. This arsenal of pitches and Dellins imposing 6’8 body has made the Yankees keep him in the rotation for as long as they could but last season they finally relented and put him in the bullpen where he was much improved, putting up a 1.35 ERA in the Scranton bullpen as opposed to 6.00 as a starter.