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Dellin Betances | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 27 - 12:00 AM

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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.
Jun 17 - 11:06 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.
Jun 14 - 5:46 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.
Jun 10 - 5:01 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.
Jun 5 - 11:03 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.
May 4 - 9:40 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.
May 2 - 4:26 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.
Apr 8 - 10:46 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.
Apr 4 - 4:16 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.
Apr 3 - 11:06 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.
Apr 2 - 4:41 PM

Dellin Betances turned in another shaky inning Saturday, giving up one run versus the Orioles.

Betances walked one, and it appeared he was going to walk a second when he was given a very generous strike three call off the plate to end his frame. Betances' velocity is still well down, and he doesn't seem to be finishing his pitches. There isn't supposed to be anything wrong physically, and it's possible he'll suddenly find his mechanics and resume throwing like he did last year. Until then, though, it's hard to see the Yankees using him to close games.
Mar 28 - 4:19 PM

Pitching for a second straight day, Dellin Betances gave up a homer to one of the two guys he faced in relief Wednesday against the Mets.

Betances relieved Masahiro Tanaka with two outs in the fifth and gave up the homer to Juan Lagares. His stuff simply isn't very explosive right now, and while the Yankees keep saying that his stuff improved considerably last year following spring training, it's still a definite source of concern. It could lead to Andrew Miller potentially getting more save chances in the early going.
Mar 25 - 5:15 PM

Dellin Betances admitted after Tuesday's game that his velocity is "nowhere near where it should be."

Betances was regularly in the mid-to-high 90s during his breakthrough season last year, but he topped out at 94 mph on Tuesday and now has a 5.40 ERA across five appearances this spring. However, Betances and Yankees manager Joe Girardi are convinced that the velocity will come as he pitches more. He's scheduled to pitch on back-to-back days for the first time this spring with another appearance on Wednesday. The Yankees have yet to commit to Betances as their closer and might rely on multiple pitchers for save opportunities in the early part of the season.
Mar 25 - 2:11 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that he may not announce a true closer for the team coming out of spring training.

Girardi stated, "Bullpens are subject to change depending on how guys are doing, and it really hasn’t been a worry of mine because I think we have more than one candidate and guys that can do it. I don’t think it’s necessary that we name (one person), you’re going to be our closer right now." The popular thought all along has been that Dellin Betances would fill the role vacated by David Robertson, but Girardi insists that there are many capable options in his bullpen who can get outs in the ninth inning such as Andrew Miller and David Carpenter, in addition to Betances.
Mar 22 - 8:58 PM

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2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
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R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Sergio Santos
6Chris Capuano
7Nicholas Rumbelow
8Bryan Mitchell
9Esmil Rogers