Yanks’ Killer Bs movin’ on up


We heard the rumblings late last night, and now it’s official: Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances have been promoted to AA Trenton. The two young phenoms, both subjects of recent glowing scouting reports by Frankie Piliere, join Andrew Brackman, Hector Noesi and Adam Warren in a power-packed rotation just a train ride away from New York City. Here’s to hoping the Yanks’ pitching future is now one step closer.

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. bonestock94 says:

    Nice, lets hope the good times continue at the next level

  2. RalphieD says:

    but i thought the yankee system only had catchers? they have pitchers too?

    exciting times to say the least

  3. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Brackman and Noesi for September call ups?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Nothing more than a little, little cup of tea for Brackman.

      • Reggie C. says:

        I’m not sure how many more innings the organization wants Brackman to throw. He’s up to 118 after pitching 106 last year. I can’t see Brackman going over 150 innings. That means he’s got just a shade over 30 innings till the shut-down.

        • Doug says:

          see them shutting him down at about 140. that’d mean he’d have 170ish next year and then 200 when he debuts as the 5th starter in 2012 (hopefully).

  4. Reggie C. says:

    I cant imagine another minor league rotation has got as many legit prospects as the re-vamped Trenton Thunder rotation.

  5. Carlosologist says:

    The fact that in ~2 years Brackman, Banuelos, and Betances could be members of the MLB rotation makes me JIMP.

  6. MikeD says:

    That’s quite a rotation developing in Trenton.

    Aren’t ManBan and Dellin both 19? Or maybe I’m stuck a year or so back on Betances’ age.

  7. Total Dominication says:

    I need to head on over there soon, but for Mo’s sake, why do Thunder have to play in that shit-hole?

  8. Reggie C. says:

    Congrats kid.

    WPA loves the hit.

  9. Henry says:

    Shit, Trenton is going to be showcase every night! Nice

  10. Pat D says:

    Chances Noesi or Warren replace ZMac at Scranton?

  11. Pete says:

    That might be the best MiL rotation this system has ever seen

  12. MikeD says:

    I thought I asked this already, but don’t see it in the chain. If two guys are moving up to AA, who is getting promoted to AAA, or bumped out of the rotation?

  13. Joe says:

    arbiso out of rotation and mitchell up to scranton to replace Zmac in rotation.

  14. Operation ManBan says:

    Wow thats quite the rotation, good to see them move up.

  15. JohnnyC says:

    That’s a little aggressive on Mitchell. But it’s great to see the system having to work through a potential logjam of legitimate prospects.

  16. Having these two one step closer to the bigs is enough to make me giddy.

  17. I also like the idea of having Brackman and Betances on the same staff. As two huge guys who will always have mechanical issues to deal with, they can pick each others brain on how to stay in check. Yes, they have coaches who should be able to watch and help them, but its much better to have a tip come from a teammate. Coaches can talk until they’re blue in the face, one word from a fellow player can really hit home.

  18. 28 this year says:

    I love that these guys are getting innings. They could be the first prospects who don’t have really restricting innings limits while coming up to the majors.

    • Carlosologist says:

      I agree. When the Killer Bs come up, we won’t have to deal with the ____ Rules bullshit as we had to with Joba and Phil.

      • YankeesJunkie says:

        Yeah, if they stay healthy for the next year or two they will be able to go 190-200 IP right away. Hopefully, ManBan sees some winter ball this year to make up for his missed time.

  19. YankeesJunkie says:

    This a pretty awesome rotation and better yet it is in AA.

    Warren: Fast mover and projects to be a back of the rotation guy.
    Noesi: Has really blown up this and also projects to be a back of the rotation guy workhorse with those great K/BB.
    Brackman: Resurrected his career by cutting the BB rates and if he continues to get it together possible top of the rotation stuff.
    Betances: See Brackman
    Banuelos: Utterly dominant and is in AA at the age of 19 and a lefty to boot. While his stuff may prevent him from being top of the line, his recent 94-95 showing may up his projections.

    • Carlosologist says:

      For Betances and Brackman I would add that for both of them to reach their respective ceilings they need to stay healthy and make sure they keep their mechanics in check.

  20. AndrewYF says:

    Can we have a ‘Killer B’s’ t-shirt?

  21. Chip says:

    In more good news for minor league pitchers, Nova is making the start for the MLB team on Monday

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