If you are a frequent reader of blogs on the FanSided network you are probably already familiar with the great work that the Seedlings to Stars team does in analyzing prospects. And if you aren’t familiar with Seedlings to Stars you should definitely check them out!
Today Nathaniel posted an incredibly in-depth profile of right-hander Dellin Betances. It’s no secret that Betances is one of the Yankees most highly touted prospects, but there are still questions of whether he will be able to control his 6-foot-8 frame enough to harness his talent to be successful at the major league level. So what kind of pitcher is Betances: the one who tore up the minor leagues in 2010? Or the one who struggled in Triple-A and in his two appearances with the Yankees this season? At 24-years old Betances still has a bit of time to figure things out, but the 2012 season could play a large role in whether he remains a starter or whether his future lies in the bullpen. As Nathaniel points out in his article the raw talent is clearly there for Betances, but pitching to guys in Double-A just isn’t the same as pitching to major leaguers. For Betances, success will lie in whether he is able to put in the hard work with the coaching staff to fine-tune his mechanics and release point.
Be sure to check out Nathaniel’s full article for a complete breakdown of Betances’ pitches, release points, and pitch locations from his MLB innings.