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Scouting Yanks Prospect #16: Dellin Betances

Betances needs to get, and stay, healthy

The New York Yankees drafted towering right-handed pitcher Dellin Betances in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Grand Street High School in New York. One of the most purely talented pitchers in the organization, he has battled mechanical issues and injury problems over the past two years, culminating in Tommy John surgery last season.

Vital Statistics: Name: Dellin Betances Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: March 23, 1988 Height: 6'9" Weight: 245 Bats: Right Throws: Right He went just 2-5 with a 5.48 ERA and walked 27 batters in a little more than 44 innings for the Tampa Yankees before going down with the surgery. "I ended up having Tommy John [surgery]," Betances said. "I needed the surgery. The ligament wasn't...

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