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68 Dellin Betances RP
Height/Weight: 6-8/265 | Birthdate: 3/23/1988 | Birthplace: New York, NY | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 46/35 | Average Draft Position: 118.77
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Yankees' Cashman on Betances: 'Arm strength is not the issue'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman addressed a report that the fastball of pitcher Dellin Betances lacks velocity Monday, calling the reports inaccurate, The Journal News reports.

"The Betances 'Where has his velocity gone?' story is not accurate," Cashman said. "He’s actually averaging a mile (per hour) higher at this time this spring than last spring. If it’s apples to apples, then he’s right where he was last year. Obviously his performance in the spring is different than the arm strength, but the arm strength is not the issue. Just want to make sure everybody knows that."

Cashman has struggled this spring, giving up five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, and he hasn't held the opposition scoreless in any of his last five appearances. However, he remains in the mix for a late-inning role.

"You just want to make sure it doesn’t affect the confidence," Cashman said. "I’ve been able to at least confirm for myself that he’s very confident, which is good. Spring training is spring training and sample sizes are small. I thought he was much better (in a minor league game on Saturday)."


Yankees' Girardi on Betances: Saturday was 'a step' forward


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances allowed an earned run Saturday for the fifth straight appearance, but manager Joe Girardi believes the reliever improved in the outing, the New York Post reports.

"I thought he was better, I thought the curveball was better," Girardi said. "It’s a step in the right direction."

"I have been working with Larry [Rothschild, pitching coach]," Betances said after the outing. "My leg kick was too high and I am trying to straighten up and get my direction toward home instead of flying open."

Betances has delivered a 7.11 ERA and 5:3 K:BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings.


Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances continues to struggle on the mound


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances is still not quite right on the mound. Betances gave up another run Saturday, his fifth in seven appearances this spring.

"At the end of the day, you've got to try to prepare yourself," Betances said to MLB.com. "But I guess it's better to happen now in Spring Training where I can fix it before we leave and head up north. I'd rather it happen now than in season, when it's a little tougher there when the games count more."

Betances is working to fix his leg kick on the mound with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

"It's not like I'm missing as bad as I once was," Betances said. "I'm around the zone. I felt way better even before I came in. I felt like my direction was better, something I'll try to work on more. As that gets better, I think I'll be able to throw more strikes and put guys away."


Yankees P Dellin Betances looking to finish strong


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances is struggling this spring, but he wants to finish strong heading into opening day, reports MLB.com.

Betances, 27, has an ERA of 6.75 thus far through spring. In six outings, he has allowed seven hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched. His performances in the Grapefruit League have frustrated the right-hander.

"I'm obviously frustrated," Betances said. "I mean, it's been four outings where every time out, I've given up a run. Today I felt better, but you've got to make a better pitch than that to [Juan] Lagares. It's frustrating, but I'm sure I've got four more outings left and I'll do whatever I can to be better for the season."

 


Yankees not concerned with Dellin Betances' recent slow down


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances has lost a touch of speed on his fastball this spring. Betances has allowed three runs on six hits in five innings of work, including a run off a leadoff walk Tuesday.

"There’s no concern for me now,'' manager Joe Girardi said to ESPN.com. "If it was to go on for a long time you’d be concerned, but he wasn’t throwing 97 at this time last year, he wasn’t, and power pitchers usually take a little bit longer to get going."

Betances isn't holding anything back for the regular season.

"No, not at all," he said. "I gotta just trust whatever I have right now. I know that the velocity will come. Same thing last year in spring training; last year I just trusted it and this year I’m trying to do a little extra with whatever I have instead of just trusting it."

Girardi knows there is a long way to go.

"It's a long year," Girardi said. "We got a long ways to go, so we’ll keep his work consistent with what we've done this spring training.

"So, I mean it’s going to be really close to 12 innings. He’ll be ready to go."


Yanks' Girardi on naming a closer: 'It's not on the top of my priority list'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Monday the team might use Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller in the closer's role rather than having one of them handle the job full-time.

"In years past we had a pretty defined closer so there was never a question,'' Girardi said, per ESPN. "In looking at the candidates that we have, neither one of them have really closed. And we could still name a closer, but it’s not on the top of my priority list.''

Miller, who was signed in the offseason, has just one save over nine MLB seasons. Betances also has just one save in 78 career appearances.

"To me, the important thing is they understand if we don’t name a closer, in the later innings which guys are theirs,'' Girardi said. "In your mind you can start preparing in the sixth, sort of like a closer would, these are the guys I'm going to face. I think the most important thing is communication, and they understand you’re role isn't clearly defined as you’re the eighth inning guy and you’re the ninth inning guy, but your role is clearly defined when you’re going to pitch.''


Yankees' Dellin Betances scheduled for back-to-back appearances


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Dellin Betances will make his first back-to-back appearances of the spring on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Betances is competing with Andrew Miller to become the Yankees' closer.  

"It'll be nice to go back to back, get out there," Betances said per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "I'm starting to feel stronger. Every time out, I feel a little stronger."


Yankees manager Joe Girardi waiting on naming team's closer


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) After pitchers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller each threw an inning on Saturday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has yet to name a closer.

The debate as to who will earn the role is still up in the air. But neither is expected to be named the closer at this point.

"I think it's affected by possibly losing someone out of your bullpen to a starting role. That changes things. So we've got to figure that out first, then we put the rest of it together," Girardi said. "I won't make that decision until really late, because to me, that's not one of my pressing decisions."


Yankees closer candidates not viewing spring as competition


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Yankees closer candidates Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller could end up splitting the role when the season begins, but neither is feeling the heat of a competition this spring, reports MLB.com.

"I don't think either of us are treating it that way," Miller said. "I've got my own problems. I'm trying to figure out where the ball is going and make sure I'm sharp. That stuff always takes care of itself. It's the least of my concerns. I want to go out and pitch well, and if I pitch well, I'll be happy. Wherever that is, it's fine with me."

Manager Joe Giradi has confidence in both to get the job done. Both pitched scoreless innings on Sunday.

"I don't really think we're going to have any doubts that both of them can do it, so I don't really know if there's anything that we need to see," Girardi said. "I think we have to see how the bullpen in our mind shapes up and what, as an organization, we decide to do. I'm not really too worried about their stuff."


Yankees' Girardi could see Betances, Miller splitting closer role


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a hole to fill at closer without David Robertson on the roster. He is open to utilizing both Dellin Betances and newly signed Andrew Miller in the role to begin the year.

"I think you could do that," Girardi said. "I think you have to see how people react when they’re in the situation. I feel good about both of those guys doing it. A number of guys down there, I think, are more than capable of closing."

He is expecting a battle throughout spring training to figure out who will take control of the role.

"There are a lot of questions about how it’s actually going to mold together," Girardi said.


Yankees RP Dellin Betances not worried about his 2015 role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) With David Robertson now with the White Sox, the Yankees have a big vacancy to fill at closer. The two leading candidates for the job are newcomer Andrew Miller and setup man Dellin Betances, but Betances indicated Wednesday he is not worried about what role he will have in 2015.

“I haven’t put too much mind into it. There’s people that have mentioned it,” Betances said, per NJ.com. “For me, I’m just going to try to do the same thing, whether it’s the seventh, eighth or ninth. I’m just going to try to take the same approach I did last year and not try to make too big a deal about who gets that job.”

The former top-100 prospect was a breakout player in 2014. The right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA, one save and 22 holds in a career-high 70 appearances last season. He made the All-Star team, as well as struck out 135 batters in 90 innings.


Yankees shut down Dellin Betances


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances will not pitch in the final weekend of the season, Newsday reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday's game that Betances had pitched enough innings this season. The reliever hasn't made an appearance since Tuesday. Betances finishes the year with a 1.40 ERA and 135:24 K:BB ratio in 90 innings over 70 appearances.


Dellin Betances records two-out save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) One day after being named to the American League All-Star team, Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first career save in Monday's 5-3 win over the Indians.

Betances needed just 15 pitches to rack up six outs, giving up one hit in his two innings of action and striking out one. He's been one of the best relievers in baseball this season, posting a 1.55 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 79:16 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.


American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Dellin Betances records fourth win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances earned a win Tuesday after giving up one earned run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 3-2 victory over the Mariners.

Betances (4-0) was charged with a blown save after allowing the game to be tied up in the seventh inning, but the Yankees were able to score the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth and get him another win. Betances owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 63:10 K:BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings.


Time to take Dellin Betances seriously


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Some Rotisserie league owners caught on to what Dellin Betances was doing in April and added him then. But the majority, not wanting to limit their pitching staffs' upside by committing a spot to a middle reliever, wanted to figure out what they had -- or what they could have -- at starting pitcher first.

After all, turning to a middle reliever is supposed to be a last resort. What little you gain in ERA and WHIP, you more than give up in strikeouts and wins.

Except in Betances' case, maybe not. For more on why he needs to be added in the 62 percent of leagues where he's still available (or at least all Rotisserie formats), check out my latest post on the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.


Dellin Betances looks like Yanks' closer of the future


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was "scary good" on Sunday against the Twins, reaffirming his status as New York's closer of the future, reports ESPN.com. Betances needed 10 pitches to strike out the side in the sixth inning.

The website expects Betances to push for the closer's job as early as 2015. Betances is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings.


Dellin Betances becoming an option in deep formats


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) It's not often we get to talk about middle relievers in Fantasy Baseball, but Yankees reliever Dellin Betances deserves some recognition for his performance through the first two months.

In case you were unaware, the former minor-league starter has been nothing short of outstanding. He is 3-0 with a 1.48 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in 21 appearances. He also has 51 strikeouts to nine walks in 30 1/3 innings. That is not a typo. He is striking out 15.1 batters per nine innings. 

Betances had a good strikeout rate in the minors (10.1 K/9), but his high walk rate became a real issue when he got to the high minors, which is why he was converted to a reliever. Betances might not go back to starting and surely is proving he could thrive as a closer, but that role belongs to David Robertson, who could hold it for a very long time.

Betances is proving to be valuable as a versatile right-handed reliever for the Yankees. He does have four holds and might work his way into a setup role later in the season, but his Fantasy value is best left for Rotisserie formats and categories leagues.


Dellin Betances Ks 6 in relief win over Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Yankees reliever Dellin Betances pitched well and was awarded his second relief win on Thursday against the Mets. Betances relieved Chase Whitley and struck out six in 2 1/3 perfect innings. He owns a 1.61 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP in 22.1 innings pitched.

Dellin Betances earns win after two scoreless innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Yankees reliever Dellin Betances earned his first win of the season Saturday against the Angels.

Betances was a victim of circumstance, taking over in the fifth inning, but he also pitched well during the outing. With a man on first, Betances balked to move him to second. He was able to entice two groundouts, and got out of the fifth inning without allowing a run. 

He was more effective in the sixth, striking out two batters while pitching around a walk. Betances started the seventh inning with a strikeout, but allowed a hit to the next batter. He was replaced after throwing two scoreless innings.

Betances allowed one hit and one walk in the outing. He struck out three.


Yankees announce winners of last two pitching spots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Promising right-hander Dellin Betances and left-hander Vidal Nuno have snagged the last two spots on the Yankees pitching staff for the regular season.

Betances earned his place on the roster by surrendering just one earned run in 12 1/3 innings in exhibition competition. Nuno lost his shot at a starting job, but managed to hang on for a bullpen role.


Dellin Betances gunning for spot in Yankees bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances allowed one walk while striking out two in 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.

Betances, a former starter who was converted into a reliever by the organization, has an option left but it trying to win a spot in the team's opening-day bullpen.

"I knew coming in that there were opportunities, that there were spots available," Betances told MLB.com. "I knew coming in that I had to come in strong and have a good Spring Training. I'm just going to try to keep doing whatever I have to do every time out."

Betances went 6-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 108:42 K:BB ratio in 84 innings with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre last season.


Scout: Dellin Betances could play key role for Yankees in 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Standout minor league right-hander Dellin Betances could make an impact with the Yankees this season.

The 25-year-old Betances has consistently struck out more than a batter an inning since launching his professional career in 2006, yet has pitched just eight games in the majors. But he could prove beneficial to a potentially weak Yankees bullpen that has lost Mariano Rivera to retirement.

"I think it's very possible to expect quality numbers," an unnamed scout told the New York Daily News. "(He can be) very successful out of the bullpen. He needs a chance, to gain confidence."

Betances managed his best season in 2013 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre with a 6-4 record and 108 strikeouts in 84 innings.


Dellin Betances won't play winter ball


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances will not likely play winter ball in the offseason, The Journal News reports Monday. The Yankees would prefer he get ready for an important spring training.

"It’s doubtful right now," senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman said.

Betances, as a starter for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, had a 6.00 ERA over 24 innings. He gave up 19 hits, 19 earned runs, 16 walks and struck out 25 batters. As a reliever, Betances had an ERA of just 1.35 over 60 innings. 


Yankees add five as part of September callups


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Yankees have called up the following players as part of rosters expanding in September, the New York Post reports. 

New York has added: Catcher J.R. Murphy; third baseman David Adams; reliever Brett Marshall; reliever Cesar Cabral and reliever Dellin Betances