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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 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

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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

Dellin Betances blew a save Saturday against the Rays, but the Yankees eventually walked off with a 3-2 victory.

Asked to get a four-out save, Betances retired Evan Longoria to end the top of the eighth inning, but he allowed a single to James Loney to begin the ninth before Steven Souza took him deep for a game-tying two-run homer. It was his first home run allowed since last August 13. The Yankees went on to win 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth after Brad Boxberger couldn't handle a sacrifice bunt, so Betances actually ended up with the victory. This was his second blown save in nine chances this season.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Dellin Betances recorded four outs to snag his seventh save as the Yankees wrapped up a 3-1 win against the Angels on Wednesday.

Betances came in to get the final out of the eighth inning after Mike Trout had homered off of Justin Wilson. He got Albert Pujols to ground out. The ninth inning was troublesome, as Betances walked Erick Aybar to start off the frame. Aybar then stole second. With two outs, Betances issued another walk to Chris Iannetta to put the tying run on base. He bounced back to strike out C.J. Cron to end the contest. Since taking over for the injured Andrew Miller, Betances is 6-for-6 in save chances and overall sports a 1.13 ERA with a 64/18 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Dellin Betances turned in a four-out save against the Astros on Friday for his fifth save of the season.

Betances entered the game with one on and two out in the bottom of the eighth and got Evan Gattis to strike out swinging. He then turned in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off the victory. It was nice to see after he was hit hard by the Phillies last time out. Betances owns a 1.21 ERA through 33 appearances this season to go along with 61 strikeouts and 16 walks over 37 1/3 innings.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Dellin Betances got a five-out save in a one-run game Wednesday against the Marlins.

The Yankees had used Betances just once in seven days, so they felt they could extend him tonight. Even though he gave up a hit and a walk, he needed just 24 pitches to get the five outs, so he might be available Thursday anyway.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Making his first ninth-inning appearance in place of the injured Andrew Miller (forearm), Dellin Betances struck out one and walked one to pick up his third save of the season.

Betances entered the ninth inning with the Yankees up 5-3. After recording two outs, he walked Manny Machado, then struck out Matt Wieters to seal the deal. He should act as a superb hammer in closing games, as he holds a microscopic ERA at 0.27 and a robust 55/15 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings. If he somehow happens to be floating on the waiver wire, you are in a flawed league and should pick him up immediately.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Dellin Betances will serve as the Yankees' closer while Andrew Miller (forearm) is sidelined.

Miller is headed to the 15-day disabled list with what's being called a right forearm strain -- an injury that comes with a range of severities and possible recovery timetables. Betances owns a brilliant 0.28 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings this season and is an obvious must-own in all standard fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Despite allowing his first earned run of the year, Dellin Betances notched his second save of the season Friday against the Angels.

The Yankees went into the top of the ninth inning with a 7-1 lead, so it looked like they had it in the bag, but Esmil Rogers let the Angels back into the game. Betances entered with the bases loaded before walking two and allowing one hit, but he eventually managed to escape to finish off the victory. It's worth noting that Andrew Miller never warmed up, but it was a unique situation and he just threw 35 pitches during his last appearance on Wednesday.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Dellin Betances got a blown save in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing an unearned run in two-thirds of an inning.

The Yankees were trying to preserve a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Chris Martin got into some trouble, allowing back-to-back singles with one out. Betances was brought in to put out the fire, but he immediately gave up a game-tying double to Edwin Encarnacion, then allowed an infield single to Russell Martin that brought in the go-ahead run. Martin came around to score on the play thanks to a throwing error by Chase Headley. It was a rare moment of weakness for Betances, who has otherwise been excellent. Now 1-for-2 in save chances, he has allowed two runs (none earned) in 15 1/3 innings with a 26/8 K/BB ratio.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:40:00 PM

Dellin Betances picked up his first save of the 2015 season on Saturday, recording the final four outs against the Red Sox.

Betances was his usual dominating self on Saturday, striking out each of the four hitters that he faced. He hasn't allowed a run in 14 2/3 innings on the season while posting a 0.95 ERA and 25/8 K/BB ratio.
Sat, May 2, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Dellin Betances was charged with an unearned run and walked two batters in the eighth, but he came away with a victory Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Betances showed good velocity tonight, sitting at 93-95 mph and hitting 97 mph with his fastball. Command, though, was a major issue, and he ended up throwing 32 pitches to get through the eighth. He came in with the Yankees down 2-1 and left down 3-1, but he got the win anyway after a comeback. Betances will probably get Thursday off after this one.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Dellin Betances was called on to close the Yankees' spring finale and protected a one-run lead against the Nationals.

Betances allowed a hit and a walk, but he struck out the other three batters he faced. Perhaps it bodes well for him getting the Yankees' first save chance of the year. Andrew Miller set him up today with a scoreless eighth.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Friday that he's leaning towards having Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller share the closer duties.

"Lineups might match up where one day he's the eighth inning guy and one day he's the ninth inning guy," Girardi said. The skipper is absolutely correct in what he's saying, but this certainly creates a headache for fantasy owners, especially for ones that have already spent a high draft pick on Betances. It seems likely that Betances will still earn the lion's share of the save opportunities, but it's worth noting that he's posted a 6.14 ERA this spring and his velocity has been down. His spring struggles almost surely influenced Girardi's decision.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Dellin Betances walked two before finishing a scoreless inning against the Pirates on Thursday.

The good news is that Betances had his best velocity of the spring, sitting at 91-95 mph and hitting 97 mph once (though that pitch was hit hard to center). The bad news is that he still wasn't sharp at all. It took him 28 pitches to get through the frame, and he didn't throw any really good breaking balls. All in all, it was still encouraging, since the velocity is coming back. We wouldn't expect him to suddenly start dominating on Opening Day, though.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 04:41:00 PM

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SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
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CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
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DH1Alex Rodriguez
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PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Anthony Swarzak
5Richard Bleier
6Chasen Shreve
7Conor Mullee
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chad Green