The New York Yankees have high hopes for top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances. Unfortunately, 2012 has not gone well for either of the young pitchers.
Banuelos, a 20-year-old lefthander is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA this season at AAA Scranton Wilkes/Barre. He has pitched just six games and is currently on the disabled list with an elbow issue. Betances, a hard-throwing 24-year-old right-hander, simply has not pitched well at AAA. He is 3-5, 5.92.
Here is Yankees general manager Brian Cashman discussing the disappointing duo recently.
"They're not doing too good. Banuelos is on the DL with an elbow [injury], so he's probably down for another month, and then Betances' stuff is fantastic, [but] the command of his stuff is not fantastic right now, and so he's trying to find a way to harness that command with the big frame he throws at 6-foot-8. It takes a while for these big guys to get their mechanics on a consistent basis on a downward plane. When he can do that, he's got full command and no one can really hit him, but he's been very inconsistent with those mechanics and therefore inconsistent with the command of his stuff. So far one's injured and one's not performing up to his full potential just yet," Cashman said.