Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/20/14
  Dellin Betances' command problems may have him ticketed for the bullpen someday (Photo: Bronx Baseball Daily) Not long ago, Dellin Betances was considered to be one of the two best pitching prospects in the Yankees system, and perhaps even one of the best in all of baseball. He earned a September call-up with the Yankees last season, making two appearances, including one start. Despite a decent ERA (3.70) and batting average against under .220 between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2011, some of the more advanced statistical numbers should have shown warning signs ahead – warning signs that are now very, very evident even to the casual fan that has seen Betances pitch. After a lights-out 2010 campaign, Betances solidified himself as a top prospect in the Yankees organization. He appeared to continue that dominance throughout 21 starts at Trenton, but a deeper look into his numbers suggests he wasn’t as great as he seemed. Opponents hit just .219 off him, and he struck out ...
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