Let's Start a Discussion: Dellin Betances

ST PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Pitcher Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Now that the Yankees' Minor League system is completely lacking an impact Major League bat at the upper levels, and given the depth of the pitching, I have a question that could stir up some interesting discussion.

With the Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda swap, we saw that prospects, whether they are pitchers or batters, seem to have very similar value in the minds of GMs, or, at least in Brian Cashman's and Jack Zduriencik's minds. For what it's worth, in the middle of 2010, Baseball America ranked Montero their number five prospect in baseball, while Pineda ranked as the number 11 prospect.

So, with high upside pitching in the system in the form of Manny Banuelos and Jose Campos, and a lack of a high-upside bat anywhere near the upper levels of the Minor League system, here's the question.

Would you flip Dellin Betances for a similarly ranked hitting prospect, and if so, who would you flip him for? Or, is his upside too much to say no to?

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