Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Walks Seven in Loss

Dellin Betances' season-long struggles continued last night (Photo Credit: 500px.com)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up [...]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Run 7th Propels Scranton to Victory

Ramiro Pena's 7th inning triple was a game-changing play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo Credit: tjperr on Flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dellin Betances started the game for the Yankees, but once again showed a lack of control, throwing just 59 of 103 pitches (57%) for strikes, and included a pair of wild pitches. He would last just 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. Fortunately, the Yankees were able [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Zoilo’s Grand Slam Powers Thunder

Zoilo Almonte's grand slam sparked the Thunder victory (Photo Credit: Michael Mancuso/The Times)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pulled out a 5-4 win in thirteen innings, but what was really interesting was who the winning pitcher was. Dealing with a depleted bullpen thanks to doubleheaders, the Yankees were forced to go with backup catcher Ryan Baker on the mound for the last two innings. Baker actually recorded a [...]

Yankees Exploring Trades for Garza, Jackson?

Rumor has it that the Yankees are interested in both Edwin Jackson (left) and Matt Garza (right).

Here we go. As June begins, so do the hot stove rumors, and as usual, the Yankees are one of the first names brought up. Two separate reports yesterday had the Yankees interested in making a move to bolster their starting rotation, which has had its fair share of struggles so far this season. First, [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Bouncing Back?

Dellin Betances looked much improved for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night (March 13, 2011 - Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America)

Because multiple teams had suspended games to finish up, today’s wrap-up will be a little different in style. AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Toledo 5-2 on Wednesday night behind a good pitching performance by Dellin Betances. One of the Yankees top prospects, Betances went six strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits. While he [...]

Memorial Day Prospect Rankings: My Top 15

Despite two DL stints this season, Manny Banuelos is still #1 in the Yankees Prospect Rankings.

Prospects are a huge part of any baseball organization, and fans generally speaking love to hear about them. Every “top” prospect has the chance to become the next Mickey Mantle, Andy Pettitte or Bernie Williams in a fan’s eyes. However, all too often, these same prospects turn out like Brien Taylor, Eric Duncan, or Drew [...]

What To Do With Dellin Betances?

Dellin Betances' command problems may have him ticketed for the bullpen someday (Photo: Bronx Baseball Daily)

  Not long ago, Dellin Betances was considered to be one of the two best pitching prospects in the Yankees system, and perhaps even one of the best in all of baseball. He earned a September call-up with the Yankees last season, making two appearances, including one start. Despite a decent ERA (3.70) and batting [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Segedin Extends Hit Streak to Nine in Tampa Victory

Rob Segedin was able to extend his hitting streak to nine games (Photo Credit: Flickr - BeGreen90)

Columbus 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Before the season, Ronnier Mustelier wasn’t even on the radar as a prospect. Now, at 27, the Cuban defector is arguably one of the best hitters on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He went 1-for-4 today, but supplied the Yankees with their only run - a two-out, 9th inning blast. Mustelier is now hitting [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Betances Struggles Again; Hall Lights Out for Thunder

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Toledo 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Dellin Betances’ season-long control problems continued tonight, as he lasted just 3.2 innings while allowing six walks. Betances also allowed three runs on five hits. There was a silver lining though, as Betances struck out seven batters tonight. The Yankee bats were unable to get much going tonight – only 3B [...]