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Dellin Betances | Relief Pitcher | #68

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Dellin Betances struck out two batters in a perfect inning of relief Friday against the Rays.
Betances continues to mow down hitters. He hasn’t allowed a run in 10 straight appearances. Going deeper, he’s allowed just one hit in that time while posting a dominant 17/6 K/BB ratio. HIs ERA was at 5.79 on May 6, but it’s now down to 3.19 for the year. Jun 15 - 11:12 PM

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Dellin Betances had his best outing of the year Thursday, striking out all three Twins he faced in the ninth inning.

He received a win for his effort after the Yankees scored three in the bottom of the ninth. Betances mowed through Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano today, throwing just 13 pitches. It's just the second time in 10 appearances this year that he's gone without allowing a baserunner.
Apr 26 - 4:33 PM

Dellin Betances worked a scoreless ninth inning in the Yankees' rout of the Marlins on Monday.

Betances got knocked around in his last appearance Friday against the Tigers, but he looked much more like himself Monday night against a helpless Marlins team, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The 30-year-old right-hander is sitting on a 7.04 season ERA, mostly because of two bad outings.
Apr 16 - 10:33 PM

Dellin Betances gave up two runs in two innings and was charged with a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He pitched a scoreless seventh inning and was sent back out to pitch the eighth in a tie game. He surrendered a lead-off homer to Yangervis Solarte. Kevin Pillar then singled, stole second, stole third and stole home. It's been a rough start to the season for Betances, who has given up three runs in three innings so far.
Mar 31 - 7:21 PM

Dellin Betances gave up a two-run homer to Jose Osuna during his inning of work Thursday against the Pirates.

Apart from the single and homer, Betances did strike out the other three hitters he faced. We'd be more concerned about his 10.80 spring ERA if it was due to walks, but he's currently sporting a 7/1 K/BB ratio in 3 1/3 innings.
Mar 15 - 5:36 PM

Dellin Betances allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Tigers in his spring debut.

Betances has something to prove this spring after finishing last year as a mop-up man. Still, it's probably worth noting that he had shaky springs in both 2015 and 2017 and came roaring out of the gate in April both years anyway. We'll be more concerned if he's walking the ballpark than just getting hit on occasion.
Feb 28 - 5:30 PM

Dellin Betances reported to Yankees' camp on Tuesday at 264 pounds.

Betances finished last season at 280 pounds, but he shed the weight after working with a nutritionist during the offseason. He's hoping that the change will make it easier for him to repeat his delivery. Betances posted a 2.87 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings last season, but he also walked 44 batters.
Feb 13 - 11:40 AM

Yankees and RHP Dellin Betances avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.1 million contract.

Betances and the Yankees had to go to an arbitration hearing last year that got a little ugly, so it's not a surprise the two sides wanted to avoid that this time around. The reliever was arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter.
Jan 12 - 4:54 PM

Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that it's unlikely Dellin Betances will be available for Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

Betances threw 35 pitches in his two innings of work in Friday's loss to the Indians. Even without the hard-throwing right-hander, the Yankees still possess one of the most dominant bullpens in all of baseball.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes to use Dellin Betances in three or four games this week.

The aim is to have him sharp leading into the playoffs. Betances has had an up-and-down September, allowing six runs on five hits and six walks over 7 2/3 innings. On the bright side, he's struck out 14 batters. Still, the Yankees want to have him in a good grove going into the postseason.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Dellin Betances blew a save by yielding a walk-off, two-run home run to Manny Machado in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

On to protect a one-run lead, Betances' frame started off innocently enough with a flyout and a strikeout. However, he then walked Tim Beckham and hung a curveball to Machado, who deposited it well over the left-center field wall. Betances has now been scored upon in four of his last seven appearances and has surrendered home runs in back-to-back games. Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday and has back-to-back scoreless showings. It's possible Chapman might get the next save opportunity.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 01:10:00 AM

Dellin Betances secured his 10th save of the season on Saturday, striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners.

Tasked with protecting a three-run lead, Betances made quick work of the Mariners, retiring all three hitters that he faced. He owns a 2.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 84/35 K/BB ratio over 49 innings.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Dellin Betances was ejected from Thursday's game in the seventh inning after hitting James McCann in the helmet with a pitch.

Fortunately, McCann, who got hit by a 98-mph offering, was fine. It seems unlikely that Betances's throw was intentional, but the umpiring crew really had no choice other than to toss him, given that there was a brawl an inning earlier.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Dellin Betances worked a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save Saturday against the Red Sox.

Betances struck out two while throwing nine of his 14 pitches for strikes. Sandy Leon reached after Gary Sanchez let strike three roll to the backstop but Sanchez redeemed himself later by gunning down Brock Holt, who came in to pinch-run for Leon, at second base. Betances should handle most of New York's ninth-inning chances going forward, at least until Aroldis Chapman is ready to reclaim the closer role. David Robertson, who saved a game against the Mets earlier this week, worked the eighth inning on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Dellin Betances worked a flawless ninth inning Thursday against the Mets to earn his eighth save.

Betances surely didn't think he'd be needed in a game that was 7-1 entering the ninth, but a meltdown by Bryan Mitchell forced the right-hander into the contest to protect what was suddenly a two-run lead with no outs. Betances did so and with little trouble, needing just 11 pitches to end the threat. He's now got a 2.15 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 79/33 K/BB ratio over 46 innings of work this year, proving to be a more-than-capable closer in the instance of injury or ineffectiveness of Aroldis Chapman.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
2B1Gleyber Torres
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Miguel Andujar
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Domingo German
6Jonathan Loaisiga
7Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Chad Green
5Jonathan Holder
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8A.J. Cole
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa