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Many popular opinions of pitching prospects are formed from general scouting reports. While these reports are invaluable resources, they can’t always be trusted. Hundreds of minor league hurlers are credited with “mid-90′s velocity,” but very few MLB starters actually have that grade of heat, for example. It’s incredibly frustrating to hear about a pitcher with “a mid-90′s heater and plus curve,” only to have him come up to the big leagues and show a fastball that averages 90.5 mph and a slider.
When a pitcher come up to the majors, we can finally get a foolproof reading on what exactly his arsenal is comprised of, thanks to the great Pitch F/X system. In this series, I analyze just that–the “stuff” of recently-promoted MLB pitchers. Now that they’ve achieved their big league dreams and thus factor directly into the MLB picture, it’s high time that we know exactly what these guys are providing.
This time, I’m taking a look at Yankees reliever Andrew Brackman.
Formerly a top prospect, Andrew Brackman imploded in Triple-A in 2011, walking as many batters as he struck out and posting a well-deserved 6.00 ERA. The 6’11″ righthander turns 26 in December, so he’s not particularly young, and his struggles in pro ball (with the exception of a strong 2010) made many doubt whether he’d ever have a significant major league career.
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Scranton L 8-1
Trenton L 13-5
Pitching – Not so good for Yankee phenom Betances.
|Betances (L, 3-3)||2.1||4||7||6||4||1||0||2.61|
Tampa W 11-9
2B: Castro, K (4), Almonte, A (11), Ibarra, W (16).
HR: Almonte, Z (11), Mahoney (5), Higashioka (4).
RBI: Almonte, Z (38), Castro, K 2 (14), Almonte, A (22), Mahoney (20), Higashioka 3 (16), Ibarra, W (34), Segedin (1).
|Allen, S (W, 3-4)||5.0||8||6||5||1||3||1||7.21|
|Quintana (H, 4)||2.0||3||2||2||1||4||0||1.74|
|Whitley (S, 6)||2.0||4||1||1||1||2||1||1.75|
Staten Island W 1-0 F/12
Staten Island won in the bottom of the 12th when Cody Grice hit a sacrifice fly scoring Angelo Gumbs.
|Staten Island Yankees|
|Recchia (W, 1-1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.25|
GCL W 3-2
2B: Taveras, D (1), Rosario, J (1), Calderon, Ye (1). RBI: Taveras, D (1), Austin (1), Custodio (2).
Bichette Jr. had a walk and strikeout.
|De La Cruz, Jl (W, 1-0)||2.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
SWB W 2-0
Scranton scored there first run of the game in the bottom of the 2nd when P. J. Pilittere doubled (1) in Jordan Parraz. They scored the other run in the 4th when Jordan Parraz doubled (13) in Brandon Laird. Pitching in the win was Warren who moves to 6-2 he went 7 innings striking out 8 and only giving up 2 hits.
Tampa W 10-3
Tampa got on the board quickly in the top of the first when Walter Ibarra homerd (5) scoring Abraham Almonte. In the top of the 6th Kyle Higashioka hit a solo home run (3). Tampa scored four runs in the 8th two when Walter Ibarra doubled (15) in a Emerson Landoni and Abraham Almonte. Romanski got the win moving his record to 6-5. He went 7 innings striking out 11.
Staten Island W 8-3
GCL Yankees W 6-5
2B: Snitker (1), Alcantara, A (1). 3B: Luna (1). HR: Snitker (1), Skinner (1) .
SWB W 3-2
Carlos Silva was suppose to start this game but got pushed back to a later date. Brandon Laird had a game tying RBI single in the bottom of the first that brought home Ramiro Pena. In the bottom of the second Pena was up and hit a two run shot that gave the Yankees the lead. The SWB Yankees held onto the lead and won the game. Montero had no hits and Vazquez had one hit. Krum had a stolen base and an outfield assist. Pope got the win in relief.
Trenton W 5-2
Trenton pulled out the win and swept the series. They are won of the hottest teams in all of Minor League baseball. Trenton scored two runs in the bottom Joseph knocked in a run with a double and Joseph scored later in the inning on a fielders choice. In the bottom of the second Trenton scored three more runs. Johnson hit a two RBI single to give Trenton five runs. Johnson had three hits on the day. Heyer pitching 6.1 innings to get the win striking out five and giving up two earned runs.
Tampa W 3-1
In the bottom of the second Murton singled which scored Grote. In the bottom of the sixth inning Place hit a ground rule double that knocked in a run. Grote hit a sac-fly for an RBI. Heredia got his fifth win of the season. He pitched seven innings giving up one earned run.
Charleston L 4-2
Slade Heathcott homered to lead off the game it was his fourth one of the season. In the top of the ninth DeLeon singled home Sanchez. Taking the loss in the game was Sneed with his first blown save his record moves to three wins and five loses.
SWB L 8-5
|Texeira (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)||1.0||4||4||2||0||1||0||13.50|
SWB L 4-3
|Sanit (L, 2-1)||1.2||3||2||2||1||0||1||5.21|