The Yankees have a few of the best pitching prospects in baseball with their Killer B’s. Two of which, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, the ones who have gotten a chance to pitch this spring, excited fans the most in my latest poll. Andrew Brackman, the third B, will likely pitch in his first game this week.
Betances, who turns 22 on March 23, is 6-foot-8 and throws upper-90’s gas. This year will be his second year since recovering from Tommy John surgery. With only a few games started in Trenton last season, expect him to make a return there to start 2011.
Banuelos, who turns 20 this Sunday, is 5-foot-10 and a hard-throwing southpaw. He, like Betances, shined in Tampa and finished last season in Trenton. He’ll likely join Betances in the Trenton rotation to start 2011.
Brackman, 25, is a little more mature than the other two B’s, but also has recovered from Tommy John surgery. He is listed at 6-foot-10 but apparently grew an inch over the winter. He made 14 starts with Trenton last year and probably has the best chance of the three B’s to make an impact on this year’s Yankees, whether that be on the Opening Day roster or sometime in August.
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