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Birth Date3-23-1988
Height6' 8"
Weight265 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.52014
2.22015
2.62016
1.32017
2.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 NYA MLB 2 1 2.7 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 .257 96 3.4 20.2 0.0 6.8 14% .143 .335 2.62 9.43 6.75 128 7.47 173.7 -0.1
2013 NYA MLB 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 9 2 10 1 .264 101 16.2 3.6 1.8 18.0 36% .615 .343 2.20 2.87 10.80 90 3.29 78.9 0.1
2014 NYA MLB 70 0 90.0 5 0 1 46 24 135 4 .267 99 4.6 2.4 0.4 13.5 49% .241 .177 0.78 1.67 1.40 69 2.20 54.0 2.5
2015 NYA MLB 74 0 84.0 6 4 9 45 40 131 6 .265 107 4.8 4.3 0.6 14.0 49% .257 .189 1.01 2.44 1.50 77 2.55 59.5 2.2
2016 NYA MLB 73 0 73.0 3 6 12 54 28 126 5 .263 108 6.7 3.5 0.6 15.5 56% .353 .203 1.12 1.73 3.08 51 1.91 42.4 2.6
2017 NYA MLB 66 0 59.7 3 6 10 29 44 100 3 .260 105 4.4 6.6 0.5 15.1 49% .252 .213 1.22 3.20 2.87 87 3.23 68.8 1.3
2018 NYA MLB 66 0 66.7 4 6 4 44 26 115 7 .266 109 5.9 3.5 0.9 15.5 46% .311 .211 1.05 2.50 2.70 66 2.15 48.1 2.1
CareerMLB3571381.021223622817061926.2641055.44.00.614.649%.286.2011.042.312.36592.0547.08.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 YAN Rk 7 7 23.0 0 1 0 14 7 27 1 .273 93 5.5 2.7 0.4 10.6 38% .241 .186 0.91 2.68 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
2007 STA A- 6 6 25.0 1 2 0 24 17 29 0 .257 92 8.6 6.1 0.0 10.4 45% .369 .258 1.64 3.39 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CSC A 22 22 115.3 9 4 0 87 59 135 9 .260 96 6.8 4.6 0.7 10.5 43% .279 .246 1.27 4.05 3.67 0 0.00 0.0
2008 YAN Rk 3 2 6.3 0 1 0 13 3 6 0 .251 76 18.6 4.3 0.0 8.6 36% .545 .378 2.54 3.06 8.57 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TAM A+ 11 11 44.3 2 5 0 48 27 44 2 .255 103 9.8 5.5 0.4 8.9 52% .351 .272 1.69 3.76 5.49 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TAM A+ 14 14 71.0 8 1 0 43 19 88 1 .258 87 5.5 2.4 0.1 11.2 43% .251 .188 0.87 2.06 1.77 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TRN AA 3 3 14.3 0 0 0 10 3 20 3 .268 92 6.3 1.9 1.9 12.6 42% .212 .242 0.91 4.12 3.78 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 2 1 2.7 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 .257 96 3.4 20.2 0.0 6.8 14% .143 .335 2.62 9.43 6.75 128 7.47 173.7
2011 TRN AA 21 21 105.3 4 6 0 86 55 115 7 .274 86 7.3 4.7 0.6 9.8 52% .288 .254 1.34 3.91 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 4 4 21.0 0 3 0 16 15 27 2 .251 78 6.9 6.4 0.9 11.6 33% .286 .273 1.48 4.18 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TRN AA 11 10 56.7 3 4 0 73 30 53 4 .269 103 11.6 4.8 0.6 8.4 41% .392 .308 1.82 4.15 6.51 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 16 16 74.7 3 5 0 71 69 71 9 .252 101 8.6 8.3 1.1 8.6 43% .298 .293 1.88 5.83 6.39 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SCO Wnt 8 0 12.0 1 3 0 13 4 15 0 .000 9.8 3.0 0.0 11.2 0% .394 .000 1.42 2.67 5.25 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 9 2 10 1 .264 101 16.2 3.6 1.8 18.0 36% .615 .343 2.20 2.87 10.80 90 3.29 78.9
2013 SWB AAA 38 6 84.0 6 4 5 52 42 108 2 .253 98 5.6 4.5 0.2 11.6 45% .269 .212 1.12 2.69 2.68 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 70 0 90.0 5 0 1 46 24 135 4 .267 99 4.6 2.4 0.4 13.5 49% .241 .177 0.78 1.67 1.40 69 2.20 54.0
2015 NYA MLB 74 0 84.0 6 4 9 45 40 131 6 .265 107 4.8 4.3 0.6 14.0 49% .257 .189 1.01 2.44 1.50 77 2.55 59.5
2016 NYA MLB 73 0 73.0 3 6 12 54 28 126 5 .263 108 6.7 3.5 0.6 15.5 56% .353 .203 1.12 1.73 3.08 51 1.91 42.4
2017 NYA MLB 66 0 59.7 3 6 10 29 44 100 3 .260 105 4.4 6.6 0.5 15.1 49% .252 .213 1.22 3.20 2.87 87 3.23 68.8
2018 NYA MLB 66 0 66.7 4 6 4 44 26 115 7 .266 109 5.9 3.5 0.9 15.5 46% .311 .211 1.05 2.50 2.70 66 2.15 48.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 71 0.3803 0.2676 0.9474 0.5185 0.1136 0.9286 1.0000 0.0526
2013 117 0.5043 0.3761 0.7727 0.4407 0.3103 0.8846 0.6111 0.2273
2014 1358 0.5221 0.4404 0.6789 0.5698 0.2989 0.8094 0.4072 0.3211
2015 1366 0.4663 0.4100 0.5982 0.5243 0.3100 0.7485 0.3761 0.4018
2016 1222 0.4607 0.4124 0.5853 0.5187 0.3217 0.7500 0.3585 0.4147
2017 1106 0.4665 0.3454 0.6152 0.4535 0.2508 0.7308 0.4324 0.3848
2018 1135 0.5040 0.4247 0.6224 0.5175 0.3304 0.7095 0.4839 0.3776
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-19 2012-10-09 60-DL 20 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-04-11 2011-04-29 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-07 2010-06-10 Minors 64 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery UCL Reinforcement 2009-08-27
2009-06-25 2009-09-18 Minors 85 0 Right Elbow Surgery UCL Reinforcement 2009-08-27
2009-05-22 2009-06-14 Minors 23 0 Right Forearm Soreness Mild -
2008-05-27 2008-07-04 Minors 38 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-07-16 2007-09-05 Minors 51 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-05-27 2007-06-20 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 NYA $5,100,000
2017 NYA $3,000,000
2016 NYA $507,500
2015 NYA $507,500
2014 NYA $502,100
2013 NYA $
2012 NYA $
2011 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,517,100
2018Current$5,100,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$9,617,100
5 yrTotal$9,617,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 78 dExcel Sports1 year/$5.1M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2018). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3M (2017). Lost arbitration with NY Yankees 2/18/17 ($5M-$3M).
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Renewed by NY Yankees 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5021M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (8-254) (Grand Street HS, Brooklyn). $1M signing bonus (8th-round record).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .193 .266 .275 .191
11 vs R (Multi) .171 .267 .270 .200
18 Split (Multi) .023 -.001 .006 -.009
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .233 .295 .333 .213
31 vs R (2016) .176 .265 .270 .196
38 Split (2016) .058 .030 .063 .017
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)How sad of a dynasty league team do you have if you've agreed to trade Brian Dozier and Dellin Betances for Mickey Moniak and Robert Gsellman?
(Zach G from OFFICIA)
You know those montages in sitcoms or dramedies where people walk around a park or a pier or sit on a bench and just like, contemplate life and how they've been led to this point? Maybe stare out a bay window as it rains and their coffee gets cold? Yeah. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Am I right to be resigning myself to zero return on Mat Latos in a dynasty league? Ditto Betances?
(Len from Jacksonville)
Maybe not zero, but pretty low in Latos' case. No one is going to touch him until he puts at least 3-4 good starts together. Dellin Betances is different because he was so good so recently, and it seems like he could be "fixed" at some point. However, yes, he is not going to get you a lot back at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, Thanks for the chat!! You guys are the best!! What are your thoughts about Dellin Betances? Is his reduced velocity/control issue simply a mechanics thing or is it likely that there's some underlying injury issue?? Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
(Horace from NYC)
I suspect it's mechanical, though if he's hiding an injury I'd have no way of knowing. He has shown some signs of throwing faster, so maybe it is mechanical and he's about to turn a corner. Then again, I remember telling myself that years ago with Ubaldo Jimenez and it didn't happen. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez or Dellin Betances as a closer? Who has more dominating stuff in that role?
(Drew from Topeke)
Betances. I whiffed on him, too. Never bought him as a starting pitcher, but thought late inning reliever with stuff over command profile. He was still a mess mechanically like... a year and a half ago! Big pitchers are the weirdest like that. Sometimes it's like a light switch with those guys. They figure something out or a coach says something and all of a sudden it clicks and their big, awkward delivery all of a sudden works. Give up on those types at your peril. These two have some of the better raw stuff in the game. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these three should I call up to begin the season? Need to open a prospect spot for my next draft pick. In other words, which of these three is the safest bet to give me good production from the very beginning of the season? Kris Bryant Aaron Sanchez Kevin Gausman
(Chris from California)
Bryant is the safest bet by default because he's a hitter, although he could start in the minors because of service time. I love Sanchez and maybe he'll close but maybe he'll be in middle relief. He could be Dellin Betances or Carlos Martinez. Gausman could have the greatest real life potential of the three but starting pitchers have so many outcomes. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which side- my Dellin Betances for Hector Rondon and Zach Britton. It's a H2H league, and while Betances could be great, I should be picking up more saves, which I need more than the few extra K's/week Betances might get me. I also expect Betances to get less IP this year assuming he closes, and if he struggles at all I don't think the Yanks hesitate to go with Andrew Miller.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I love Betances, but I think you have to take the two closers in that format, particularly if closers are going to be taken/frozen in your draft/auction. I do think Betances is the man and he'll be fine, though, and every closer has risk of losing his job if he struggles. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your best bets to attain the title closer? I currently own shares of Dellin Betances, Neil Ramirez, and Bobby Parnell. Any probables in that group? Also, Any news on who offered Robertson?
(Closer to Closing from In the Bullpen)
I think you'll see Betances take the reigns at the back end of Yankees games for much of the 2015 season, and that should be a ton of fun to watch. Both Ramirez and Parnell are going to get opportunities, but I'm buying Betances more than those two. (Mark Anderson)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any non-closing RPs that you think could begin 2015 as the closer, that we can stash now (other than Dellin Betances)?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
This is always pure guesswork. I love Ken Giles if the Phillies can move that Papelbon contract, but who the heck knows how that will play out? (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)So which active player makes you most happy?
(Pharrell from Virginia )
Ben Paulsen. Among star-types: Sal Perez, Sean Doolittle, Dellin Betances. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)David Wright, Mike Minor, James Shields, Gregory Polanco for Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Dellin Betances. Would you make this move or is it not enough for Goldy?
(Jimbo from LA)
This is bordering on too many moving parts but I think this is fair, unless you suddenly find yourself in need of starting pitchers. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting crushed by injuries early. I'm in a 15 team mixed where my only healthy closer left is Latroy Hawkins, yeah I know. There are no closers on waivers and most of the really good closers in waiting are taken. I'm looking at names like A.J Ramos, Jake McGee and Edward Mujica. If you're speculating on future saves are there any under the radar options that people might not be that familiar with? Thanks.
(KcDozer from Florida)
Starting to think there are no healthy relievers left. I would say Cody Allen but Bret Sayre has blown him up already. Daniel Webb on the White Sox should get a look if Matt Lindstrom fails in Nate Jones' absence. Jeurys Familia has his issues and isn't exactly holding it down this year but he still throws hard and has a slider which is the requisite closer starting kit. Dellin Betances can get a look, there are a few names out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What separates Tyler Matzek from someone like Dellin Betances or any number of pitchers that never could really find the strike zone? Stuff? Age? Experience? I realize Betances is much older, which hurts the comparison a bit, but I have never understood why some prospects are afforded a much longer rope when they struggle. Is it simply a case by case scouting thing?
(Anthony from Long Island)
Athleticism. Betances is a well below-average athlete and struggles with adjustments. Matzek has a much better chance of smoothing it out. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Back in August you wrote about the top 10 prospects in the minors (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17780). You ranked Taijuan Walker 7th. 2012 was by no means a breeze for Walker, but with his athleticism, there is less to worry about than say someone with Dellin Betances' athleticism. What adjustments does Walker need to make this season and how soon before we see him in Seattle?
(Jackson from Charming, CA)
He needs to continue to refine his FB command and the utility of his secondary arsenal, especially his change-up. He's a top ten prospect in the game, and I think he gets a cup in 2013; could be in the rotation in '14. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dellin Betances got ranked #63 prospect before this year by BOTH BP and BA. 1) What are the odds? 2) WHY??? I mean, Yankees prospects come in two tastes: either Catcher prospects that won't stick behind the plate or Fireballers without control. Wouldn't it be wiser to steer clear of them?
(Guillermo from Montevideo, Uruguay)
No. But it would be wiser to focus on the individual players/prospect, removing the hype associated with the team or the stigma associated with the distinctions. Every prospect is unique. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hope you can help me! In an AL-only dynasty league, which of these prospects would you NOT trade for JJ Hardy to fill a dire need at SS - Leonys Martin, Travis D'Arnaud, Dellin Betances, Matt Moore, Neil Ramirez, Anthony Gose
(jtanker33 from Dayton)
If you're all in for this season, then Moore is the only one I'd say is untouchable. That said, you shouldn't need to deal some of these other guys for Hardy either. D'Arnaud and Betances should be taken off the table if at all possible. I'd try to deal Ramirez first. (Derek Carty)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)In five years Dellin Betances will be: a)mid-rotation starter with frontline stuff? OR: b)Daniel Cabrera redux.
(T from NYC)
C. Late-inning reliever. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)From what I have seen of Dellin Betances (Pitcher-Yankees)I think he is destined to be Mariano's replacement. What do you think?
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
Is he getting paid $35 million? Betances is ticketed for the rotation, and the better he pitches in the minors, the less likely he'll be to get any saves. (Cory Schwartz)
2008-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Care to explain the "Dellin Betances has some serious issues" part?
(david from chi, ill)
He's had some kind of injury issues every year as a pro, and he's walked pretty much one guy for every two innings pitched. Those are issues. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How serious are Dellin Betances's control issues? Has Zach McAllister passed him as a prospect?
(Jon from NJ)
He's walked 32 in 47 innings, so pretty serious. At the same time, he's allowed just 27 hits and struck out 57, so that's serious stuff. Again, bet on the stuff, and Betances is the better prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)


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