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Dellin Betances | Relief Pitcher | #68

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
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Dellin Betances was pulled from an appearance Monday without recording an out.
Betances walked a couple batters and committed an error to load the bases with no one out. He was then pulled in favor of Tommy Layne, who allowed a couple of inherited runners to score but eventually closed out the victory. Betances has really struggled of late, allowing eight runs over his last four appearances and 11 runs over his last eight. He's not in danger of losing his closer job, but it's obviously not the way he wants to pitch down the stretch. Sep 26 - 10:44 PM

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Dellin Betances tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday versus the Rays to record his 12th save of the season.

Betances has been scuffling a bit of late, but he didn't have any issues in this one in disposing of the Rays in 16 pitches. His recent struggles have his ERA up to 2.79 ERA, but his 121/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings remains ridiculous.
Sep 20 - 10:36 PM

Dellin Betances had a disastrous ninth inning Thursday against the Red Sox, allowing five runs -- four earned -- while recording one out in a blown save.

The Yankees actually held a three-run lead heading into the ninth, and with Betances having pitched on back-to-back days it seemed as though manager Joe Girardi was trying to avoid using him in Thursday's game. But after reliever Blake Parker hit Chris Young with one out, Betances entered and promptly walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the tying run to the plate. Betances then got the second out of the inning but couldn't finish it off, giving up a pair of RBI singles and a three-run, walk-off homer to Hanley Ramirez to end it. The 28-year-old is now 3-6 with five blown saves in 16 chances this year.
Sep 16 - 12:08 AM

Dellin Betances was not sharp in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers, yielding two runs (none earned) on one hit.

It was an ugly ninth for the Yankees. Betances came on to start the frame with neither team having scored through the first eight innings. A Starlin Castro error allowed Corey Seager to reach to open the frame. Seager would go on to steal second and score on an RBI double by Justin Turner. Following an Adrian Gonzalez lineout which moved him to third, Turner himself would touch home on a throwing error by Betances, who simply airmailed the toss to home after corralling a Yasmani Grandal grounder. The Dodgers exited the inning with a 2-0 lead, one which would stand as the final. Despite the unfortunate outing, Betances remains an upper-tier fantasy closer. For the season as a whole, he owns a 2.33 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 120/23 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 inning. He has converted 11-of-15 save chances.
Sep 14 - 8:42 PM

Dellin Betances pitched around a hit to toss 1 1/3 scoreless frames and earn a save in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi called upon his closer to get the final out of the eighth while nursing a two-run lead at the time. The Yanks added a run in the bottom of the frame and Betances pitched around an infield single in the ninth. Betances had been scuffling a bit of late, but he'll be fine.
Sep 13 - 10:22 PM

Dellin Betances will not be available for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Betances has appeared in three consecutive contests and the strain might be wearing on him just a bit. On Tuesday, he walked three while allowing two runs. With the flamethrower finally getting a breather, Tyler Clippard will be the man to attempt to close out the proceedings should the Yankees maintain a lead entering the ninth inning on Wednesday.
Sep 7 - 5:11 PM

Dellin Betances was pulled from a save chance Tuesday against the Blue Jays after yielding two runs on two hits and three walks.

Betances walked the first two batters of the ninth and then threw a wild pitch. He yielded another walk and a couple infield singles sandwiched around a strikeout and then was pulled in favor of Blake Parker. Parker struck out Kevin Pillar and then got a flyout to the wall, where Brett Garner made a terrific catch, to end it. Betances had been excellent of late, so we'll just consider this a small bump in the road.
Sep 6 - 11:38 PM

Dellin Betances earned his ninth save as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays on Monday.

Betances struck out two of the three batters he faced, needing only 10 total pitches in a flawless ninth frame. One of the top relievers in baseball, he boasts a 2.05 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 66 innings this season.
Sep 5 - 4:20 PM

Dellin Betances escaped trouble Monday against the Blue Jays to earn his fifth save of the season.

Betances made Yankees fans sweat this one, as he walked Josh Thole to lead off the ninth and then allowed a one-out single to Josh Donaldson to put runners at the corners. Edwin Encarnacion hit the first pitch he saw hard, but it went right to third baseman Chase Headley, who started a 5-4-3 double play to end it. Betances has converted all five of his save chances since taking over as the Yankees' closer.
Aug 15 - 10:27 PM

Dellin Betances struck out the side Friday against the Rays for his fourth save of the season.

Betances needed just 12 pitches to get through the frame. He owns a 2.24 ERA and 102/17 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings this season and should be a top-five closer the rest of the way in fantasy leagues.
Aug 12 - 11:47 PM

Dellin Betances allowed a hit and a walk but struck out three in earning his third save Thursday against the Red Sox.

Betances gave up a one-out double to Sandy Leon and walked Andrew Benintendi to bring the winning run to the plate, but he fanned Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts to end the threat. Betances now has three saves in three chances since taking over as the team's closer, and the 28-year-old owns a stellar 2.28 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 99/17 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 11 - 10:43 PM

Dellin Betances nailed down his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Mets.

It wasn't without a sweat. Betances yielded a leadoff double to James Loney in the 10th inning and Loney went to third on a sac bunt. He then induced a comebacker to the mound and then a strikeout to escape unscathed. Betances will be the Yankees' closer going forward with Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller out of town, and he should be among the best in the game.
Aug 1 - 11:11 PM

Dellin Betances will take over as the Yankees' closer following the trade of Andrew Miller.

Betances was working in the seventh inning a week ago but finds himself in the ninth now following trades of Aroldis Chapman and Miller. He's obviously got the stuff to be an elite closer, having put up a 1.68 ERA with an absurd 355 strikeouts across 224 1/3 innings over the last three seasons.
Jul 31 - 10:09 AM

Dellin Betances could open the regular season as the Yankees' closer.

Aroldis Chapman will be serving a domestic violence suspension until May 9 and Andrew Miller just suffered a fracture in his right (non-throwing) wrist, so the job could wind up with Betances by default. But he's not your typical fallback option. Betances, a 6-foot-8 flamethrower, boasts a 1.45 ERA (269 ERA+), 0.89 WHIP, and 13.8 K/9 over his last 174 major league innings. He's made seven scoreless appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. The guy can dominate until Miller or Chapman is able to challenge him.
Mar 30 - 8:30 PM

Dellin Betances picked up his ninth save with a perfect ninth Thursday against the Red Sox.

As expected, Andrew Miller was avoided after throwing 38 pitches Wednesday. Betances, though, was back out there for 16 pitches after throwing 21 the previous night. He's up to 83 innings for the season, though they've pretty much all been awesome. The Yankees might give him one inning this weekend to keep him sharp, but they also will want to save him for the wild card game.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 10:49:00 PM

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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Anthony Swarzak
9Kirby Yates
10James Pazos
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