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Manny Banuelos | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Yankees prospect LHP Manny Banuelos allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk and struck out four batters over five innings on Tuesday in his season debut with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Banuelos, 23, was moved up to Triple-A despite posting a 4.59 ERA and allowing eight home runs over 49 innings at Double-A Trenton. The promotion likely had more to do with the fact that he’d posted a 2.04 ERA and 16-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his previous 17 2/3 innings (four starts). The former top prospect is now the closest he’s been to the major leagues since 2012, before he underwent Tommy John surgery and was forced to miss all of 2013. It’s worth noting that Banuelos is on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, so the team could potentially use him in September provided he continues to pitch well in Triple-A. Aug 13 - 12:26 PM

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Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Manny Banuelos struck out four batters over five innings, scattering three walks and one hit for Double-A Trenton on Friday.

Banuelos has been great over his last three starts, holding opposing batters to a .067/.160/.156 line with 11 strikeouts in 14 innings. He has looked strong in his return from Tommy John surgery, though his future role is clouded by his small size (he's listed at 5'10") and his inability to throw strikes on a consistent basis. He has the potential to be a solid No. 3 pitcher, but could also be a force at the back of a bullpen.
Aug 2 - 10:39 AM

Yankees prospect left-hander Manny Banuelos has been placed on the disabled list with Double-A Trenton due to blisters.

It probably won't keep him out of action for long. Banuelos, who missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery, has a 3.31 ERA and 35/11 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings over 13 starts and one relief appearance this year between High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton.
Jun 23 - 4:59 PM

Yankees prospect LHP Manny Banuelos has been promoted to Double-A Trenton.

The 23-year-old actually was promoted in time to start for Trenton on Tuesday. Banuelos pitched well in his season debut at the more advanced level, allowing two hits and striking out four in three scoreless frames. Still working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2012, Banuelos posted a 2.84 ERA and 14/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 15 2/3 innings at High-A Tampa before the recent promotion.
Apr 30 - 1:38 AM

Yankees prospect left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos allowed four runs on five hits, failing to complete one inning on Saturday.

Banuelos only got two batters out, one by strikeout, in his first bad start in his return from Tommy John surgery. Two years ago, Banuelos was a 21-year old in Triple-A and now he's a 23-year old in High-A, so the Yankees cannot be as patient with his command woes as they were in the past. Banuelos has done well in his return, with an 11.2 K/9 and 1.034 WHIP in 9 2/3 innings over four starts.
Apr 20 - 11:06 AM

Yankees prospect LHP Manny Banuelos was impressive in his second start of the season on Tuesday, as he scattered four hits and struck out two batters in three scoreless innings for High-A Tampa.

Banuelos logged only 24 innings over the last two years due to Tommy John surgery, and it will likely take some time for the 23-year-old to return to his pre-2012 form. That being said, he's off to a promising start this season at High-A Tampa, as the left-hander is yet to allow a run through six innings and owns a 5/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that span.
Apr 9 - 1:15 PM

Yankees optioned LHP Manny Banuelos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Banuelos needs to make up for lost time after missing most of the last two seasons following Tommy John surgery. The 23-year-old could be an option for the Yankees' rotation at some point this season.
Mar 16 - 11:59 AM

Manny Banuelos surrendered three runs in two-thirds of an inning Saturday in his spring debut.

It was Banuelos' first appearance since Tommy John surgery in 2012. He'll finish his rehab in the minors this year before perhaps becoming an option for the Yankees after the All-Star break.
Mar 8 - 5:38 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday.

Banuelos is expected to go just one inning. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in October 2012 and is still working his way back. The 22-year-old left-hander was once considered a top pitching prospect. He'll now try to regain that status.
Mar 6 - 2:28 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Manny Banuelos (elbow) is close to pitching in a Grapefruit League game.

Making his way back from October 2012 Tommy John surgery, Banuelos threw live batting practice on Monday. The young left-hander is a former top prospect but has thrown just 58 1/3 innings above Double-A and made only six starts since the beginning of the 2012 campaign. The soon-to-be 23-year-old needs some minor league seasoning.
Mar 3 - 7:24 PM

Manny Banuelos, who is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will face live hitters for the first time on Wednesday.

The supremely talented 22-year-old has thrown just 58 1/3 innings above the Double-A level in his career, but was on a normal throwing program this offseason and could crack the Opening Day bullpen with a strong spring.
Feb 15 - 9:59 AM

Manny Banuelos has a shot at making the Yankees out of spring as a reliever, a source tells Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.

"Banuelos has got that big arm," a front office source said. "If it's still there and the lightning still strikes then you're going see people say, 'F--- it, bring him with us [on Opening Day].'" The 22-year-old is coming off Tommy John surgery and has thrown just 58 1/3 innings above Double-A, but he remains one of the Yankees' better prospects and could force the issue with a strong spring. Despite the chance of starting in the bullpen, the left-hander is still viewed as a starter long-term.
Feb 5 - 9:04 PM

If the Yankees are unable to sign Masahiro Tanaka should he end up being posted, general manager Brian Cashman hinted that the club could look in-house to fill their remaining voids in the rotation.

With C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova penciled in at the top of the staff, that would leave two spots open for competition between Manny Banuelos, Michael Pineda, David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno. A former highly-touted prospect, the 22-year-old Banuelos missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) has begun playing catch.

Banuelos is recovering from October Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2013 season, but his rehab has gone well so far. The young left-hander was one of the Yankees' best prospects prior to the operation.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Manny Banuelos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A no-brainer, even though Banuelos is slated to miss the entire 2013 season following Tommy John surgery. While the Yankees will essentially lose a year of pre-arb team control due to the injury, the 21-year-old southpaw still has a bright future.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa