Brackman to begin throwing next week


Via the Winston-Salem Journal, the AP is reporting that 2007 first round pick Andrew Brackman is scheduled to begin throwing from 90 feet next week. Brackman is right on target with the rehab schedule I explained in his Prospect Profile. It sucks having to wait a year to see your first rounder take part in game action, but trust me, it’s better than not having a first round pick all together. The AP piece also notes that Humberto Sanchez will start throwing off a mound next month, putting him on target for game action in May.

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  • snoop dogg resident

    just thouht I would add this quote from a Minnesota newspaper:

    “The Twins already have bid goodbye to Matt Garza and Carlos Silva this offseason. If they subtract Santana, the remaining starters would be Scott Baker, Boof Bonser, Kevin Slowey, Glen Perkins, Nick Blackburn and Francisco Liriano, who is coming off elbow surgery.

    “There’s no question our starting pitching is going to be very young,” General Manager Bill Smith said Wednesday. “We’ve lost two good guys, and we certainly have our eyes open looking for starting pitching.”‘

    If this is their thinking than why wouldnt they take hughes, marquez and igawa who i would bet is one of the options as the 4th player if this foes on long nough the Yanksmay be able to offe up IPK and Hone in place of hughes – aftr all it seems that smith prefers a quantity ofgod mino leaugers with decent ceiling to – essibl Ace with almost an unlimmitted ceiling- he needs either one of the playes to be a star, or have a couple players involved become servicable players – that is why the mets and red sox deals may be more appealing despite the fact that the best player in any proposal.

    Almost any other GM would have taken hughes in a heartbeat, but smith is nervous that if he takes the yankees deal and hughes winds up sucking then he will be buried – at least with the other packages – you have a higher quantity of players – giving the twins less chance to blow it

    I just dontget it – the stars seemed wo be alligned – johaan wanted more money which the yanks could give minnesota’ starting pithing has excellent

    • neil

      as far as a santana deal goes this is what I would offer:
      IPK, Jackson, Horne, Miranda, Whelan, A-Gonzalez or Hilligross.

      If we pull Hughes, BOS will pull Lester. I like that deal a lot more than: Lester, Lowrie, Masterson, and Crisp. Or the Mets deal.

  • steve

    I have a question about brackman’s contract. I know he signed a 4 year ML deal so does that mean once his contract is up he will be arbitration eligible for two years and then he’ll be free agent? or if ever makes it to the big league club will the yanks still have the 6 years of control?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      No, he needs 3 years of service time before he’s arbitration eligible. Players can only accrue service time while with the big league club. The Yanks could conceivably have some form of cost control for an additional 6 years after his contract expires.

      I broke the deal down in greater detail here.

      • steve

        got ya. thanks for clearing it up

  • Grant

    Does Humberto project to the rotation or the pen? Or is that still up for debate?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I read somewhere (I think it was BA’s Top 10 chat) that the Yanks will use him as a reliever first just to get him back out there. Once he’s ready they’ll move him back into the rotation and see what happens. There’s no room in Scranton’s or Trenton’s rotation for him anywho.

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    i went back and read about Brackman’s contract (which i still dont fully understand). so he has 4 options – can they use more than 1 per year?
    assuming he’s in the minors the next 4 years, it means he HAS to be with the ML club all year or get passed through waivers? so in 2012, he’s either with the Big club all year or is dropped through waivers (and likely to sign with another team)?

    he better have his shit together by then or they’ll have to carry dead weight on the ML team – a huge waster of a 25-man roster spot. that could really suck. and since the guy is super tall and will miss the whole 08 season, he might not find his groove until 2015. the clock is ticking…

    • steve

      “By signing the deal, Brackman agreed to let the Yanks hold four options on him (Whenever a player is sent to the minors, it uses up an option, although a player is charged a maximum of one option per year). Based on this, the Yankees can send Brackman to the minors during the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons without incident. After those four options are used up though, they have to pass him through irrevocable waivers before sending him down.”

      basically if he isn’t on the ML roster by 2012 he will be lost. unless they want to waste a 25 man roster spot on him. since this year is lost to surgery that gives him three years to make it to the show.

      it’s going to be very interesting to see how he pans out.

  • Jeff

    I’m really looking forward to see what both pitchers could do. If Humberto can make an impact his year it would be huge… especially considering what Giambi thought of him last spring.

  • Rich

    I’m more concerned, given his height and low IP in college, about Brackman’s ability to consistently repeat his mechanics than I am about his recovery from TJ surgery.

  • snoop dogg resident

    2009 should be exciting simply because we get to watch this guy pitch. everything i read/hear is not only very talented, but also very athletic and standing at near 7 foot tall his 98 mph fastball looks like 102 mph.

    Big gample on the yankees part though and not only because he is getting surgery. i could be wrong but i think he threw a total of about 150 innings in 3 years of college – i may be wrong on the number, but i do know for sure that he threw very little in college and in his last month he was mid-80s. the loss in velocity was probably do to the arm injury, but its important to nte that there is a big risk with.

    i am okay with that risk though because his ceiling could be higher than anyone else in this past year’s draft

  • neil

    as far as a santana deal goes this is what I would offer:
    IPK, Jackson, Horne, Miranda, Whelan, A-Gonzalez or Hilligross.

    If we pull Hughes, BOS will pull Lester. I like that deal a lot more than: Lester, Lowrie, Masterson, and Crisp. Or the Mets deal with Gomez instead of F-Martinez

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    I really, really look forward to the Mets trading for Santana.