- The Louisville Slugger Museum unveiled a (kind of creepy) Derek Jeter statue.
- Seedlings To Stars profiled Yankee prospect Dellin Betances.
The good -
Betances boasts an intimidating combination of size and stuff. He stands every bit of 6'8″ and has two bigtime pitches in his 91-95 mph fastball and hard low-80′s curveball.
As his strikeout numbers suggest, the New York native has been able to get tons of batters to come up empty on the back of those two offerings.
The bad -
Of course, Betances hasn't managed to throw enough strikes in the upper minors, which is the biggest reason he's this low. He walked 4.7 batters per nine in Double-A, which escalated to 6.43 in Triple-A and then were further magnified in his brief MLB cameo, where he walked nearly as many batters (6) as he retired (7)...
Without a bigtime third pitch, Betances thus becomes a guy with two electric offerings and extreme inconsistency. In other words, he's A.J. Burnett all over again.
Yeah, he needs a full year in Triple-A.