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Pitching in the future
Posted By Diane Firstman On September 15, 2010 @ 3:14 pm In Bronx Banter,Diane Firstman,Prospects,Yankees | Comments Disabled
Over on Baseball Prospectus.com , Kevin Goldstein runs down the seasons of top Yankee pitching prospects. Some excerpted highlights:
Andrew Brackman: . . . key to his breakout was more consistent mechanics . . the 92-96 mph heat suddenly showed up every time out . . . breaking ball now a big power breaker that gives him a second plus pitch.
Dellin Bentances: 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds . . . stuff is even better (than 6′ 10″ Brackman), with 1-2 mph more on his fastball, an equally solid curveball and even better command.
Manny Banuelos: 19 . . . at Double-A this year, had a 2.51 ERA, struck out 85 in 64 2/3 innings . . . his velocity went from the low 90s to consistently sitting at 92-95 mph, while his curveball became a more consistent offering with sharp break and his changeup remained the plus pitch it always has been.
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