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Dellin Betances | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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With David Robertson needing a day off, Dellin Betances pitched two scoreless innings for his first career save Monday against the Indians.
One imagines Betances will find himself all used up at some point, but he's been extremely valuable to the Yankees this far, throwing 52 1/3 innings with a 1.55 ERA and 79 strikeouts. The only relievers to throw more pitches this year are the Mets' Carlos Torres, the Yankees' Adam Warren and the Astros' Jerome Williams. Jul 7 - 10:37 PM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that he "wouldn't shy away" from using Dellin Betances to close when David Robertson needs a break.

It's no surprise given how dominant Betances has been this season, posting a 1.38 ERA and an absurd 56/9 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. Robertson blew a save Sunday but has been plenty good himself this season, so don't expect Betances to usurp him anytime soon. However, it's worth noting that Robertson is currently slated for free agency after the season. The Yankees could let him walk and have Betances take over the ninth inning.
Jun 2 - 7:33 PM

Dellin Betances hit 99 mph while striking out two in a perfect inning against the Astros Tuesday.

The former top prospect is making a full-time switch to relief this season after failing to throw enough strikes to stick as a starter. He was impressive in spring training and it carried over in Tuesday's appearance. Betances has only nine games of experience at the big league level, but he could wind up being David Robertson's primary setup man.
Apr 2 - 8:47 AM

Dellin Betances and Vidal Nuno have won the final two spots in the Yankees' bullpen.

Betances earned a spot by allowing just one run and striking out 11 over 12 1/3 innings this spring. His control will probably always be an issue, but the hard-thrower could wind up being David Robertson's setup man.
Mar 28 - 4:46 PM

Dellin Betances retired all five Twins he faced in relief Friday.

Betances is up to eight scoreless innings for the spring, allowing just two hits in the process. He was penciled in for some more Triple-A time at the beginning of the spring, but the Yankees have to be giving serious thought to bringing him north. Ideally, he'll eventually turn into their eighth-inning guy.
Mar 14 - 4:35 PM

Dellin Betances pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two versus the Pirates on Wednesday.

Betances was given a fourth option year, so he's likely to return to Triple-A for the beginning of the season. This will be his first full year in the pen after he was shifted from the rotation last May. He has a chance to be useful in short relief if he can throw a few more strikes.
Feb 26 - 4:15 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Wednesday that Dellin Betances has qualified for a fourth option.

Good news for the Yankees, otherwise they would have had to expose him to waivers if he didn't make the big club in the spring. Now they can send him back to the minors without the risk of losing him.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances struggled in an earlier stint with the Bombers, but he's pitched well at Triple-A following a move to the bullpen, posting a 1.35 ERA with 83 strikeouts over 60 relief innings. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHP Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances allowed five hits and four earned runs in less than an inning of work Tuesday against the Angels. The former top prospect has a pretty murky future.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Yankees recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances' move to the bullpen at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has worked out well, as he's posted a 1.63 ERA while striking out 63 over 48 2/3 frames since being used in relief. He'll likely be used in low-leverage situations initially but could work his way into the later innings.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHP Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances was called up from the minors last week, but didn't throw a pitch during his time with the big club. He'll return to a 5.40 ERA over 28 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Fri, May 24, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances was converted from a starter to a reliever just last week and will pitch out of the bullpen in New York. The former top prospect was sporting an underwhelming 5.40 ERA through 28 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He will carry no fantasy value.
Thu, May 16, 2013 03:16:00 PM

The Yankees are converting Dellin Betances to a full-time reliever at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's a move that's probably overdue. Betances has put up a 6.37 ERA while walking 115 over 155 1/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. He should have no trouble throwing in the high-90s as a reliever, giving him a better chance of making it even if his control isn't great.
Fri, May 10, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Yankees placed RHP Dellin Betances on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

Betances landed on the minor league disabled list in late August, and the Yankees are now shutting him down for the rest of the season. It's been a nightmare year for one of the Bombers' top pitching prospects. He posted a 6.44 ERA over 131 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Yankees pitching prospect Dellin Betances was placed on the disabled list with Double-A Trenton due to right shoulder soreness.

It's been a bad year for Yankees' pitching prospects. Betances, who entered the year ranked as the No. 63 prospect in the game by Baseball America, has an ugly 6.44 ERA and 124/99 K/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but the Yanks might just decide to shut him down for the year at this point.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 05:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Kelly Johnson
3Zelous Wheeler
4Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Chase Whitley
7Shane Greene
8Chris Capuano
9CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Jeff Francis
8Chris Leroux