- Dellin Betances
- United States
- Right-Handed Pitcher
- 2006 Draft
- Signing Date
- Rule 5 Year
- MLB 40-Man
- March 23, 1988
Married Janisa in November 2014…has two older brothers and a younger sister…his father, Jaime, has been a livery cab driver in New York City for over 20 years. Played Little League growing up, where he played shortstop, outfield and pitched. As a senior at Grand Street Campus High School in Brooklyn, set a school record with 20K in a single game…became the first player from New York City to be honored as an Aflac All-American in 2005…during the 2005 regular season, posted a 6-0 record with a 0.22 ERA, allowing just 1ER while recording 100K in 41.2IP…also played basketball for part of his high school career. Was offered a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University before being drafted by the Yankees. Played with Clayton Kershaw and Tyson Ross on Team USA’s 2005 Junior Olympic team. Was named the Latinosports.com “Latino MVP Player of the Year” in both 2015 and ’16. Along with Andrew Miller and teammate Aroldis Chapman, was honored with the “Willie, Mickey and the Duke” Award from the New York BBWAA…received his award at the annual writers dinner on 1/21/17. Was named the “Sid Mercer/Dick Young New York Player of the Year” by members of the New York chapter of the BBWAA…was presented his award at the annual writers dinner on 1/24/15 in Manhattan. Received a 2015 Thurman Munson Award for success on the field and in the philanthropic community. Helped hand out gifts to local children at the Yankees’ Winter Wonderland event in December 2014.
Went 3-6 with 10 saves (in 13 chances), a 2.87 ERA (59.2IP, 19ER) and 100K in 66 relief appearances…opponentsbatted .141 (29-for-205, 3HR); LH .122 (12-for-98, 0HR), RH .159 (17-for-107, 3HR), the lowest opponents’ BA by areliever in Yankees history, second-lowest in the AL in 2017 (Kimbrel-.140) and the fouth-lowest in AL history(min. 200AB)…retired 43-of-66 ﬁrst batters faced (65.2%)…allowed 4-of-17 inherited runners to score (23.5%)… Led Major League relievers with a 34.9% soft contact rate (second, Kenley Jansen, 31.7%)… Struck out 100-of-261 batters faced in 2017…ranked second among all Major League relievers with a15.08K/9.0IP ratio… Joined Chad Green (100K in relief) as the second pair of Yankees to each strike out at least 100 batters in relief in the same season (also did so with Andrew Miller in 2015)… Did not allow an ER over 22G from 4/9-6/21 (21.1IP, 7H, 1R/0ER, 13BB, 42K), the fourth-longest streak in the Majors in 2017 and the second-longest of his career (27G, 9/23/14-6/2/15)… Had a 91AB streak with 0XBH allowed between a Hanley Ramirez three-run HR on 9/15/16 at Boston and a two-run double to Andrelton Simmons on 6/22/17 vs. Los Angeles-AL… Took the loss in three of four outings from 6/27-7/5, allowing 10BB and 7ER in 2.2IP (2H, 4K, 1HR, 1HP) over the four games… Was named via the Player Ballot to his fourth straight AL All-Star team (2014-17)…joins Joe DiMaggio as the second Yankee to be selected as an All-Star in each of his ﬁrst four full Major League seasons (credit: Elias)…is one of ﬁve Yankees pitchers to be named to the All-Star team in at least four straight years, joining Mariano Rivera (4, 1999-2002 and ’08-11), Whitey Ford (4, 1958-61), Red Ruﬃng (5, 1938-42) and Lefty Gomez (7, 1933-39)… Was scoreless in 17 of his ﬁrst 18G after the All-Star break (3SV, 0.48 ERA, 18.2IP, 8H, 1ER, 7BB, 28K)… Did not allow a hit or run in six straight appearances from 7/29-8/13 (7.0IP, 3BB, 1HP, 10K)…was tied for the third-longest streak of scoreless, hitless relief appearances of at least 1.0IP in Yankees history behind John Wetteland (8G, 9/19/95-4/9/96) and Mariano Rivera (7G, 6/3-20/10)… Started the sixth in 7/29 win vs. Tampa Bay, the earliest in a game he pitched since 8/13/14 at Baltimore (started the bottom of the sixth)…appeared in the sixth inning six times in 2016, but entered all of those with at least one out… Threw the sixth immaculate inning in Yankees history in the eighth inning of 8/2 loss vs. Detroit, fanning Jim Adduci (swinging), Justin Upton (looking) and Miguel Cabrera (swinging)…the others: Brandon McCarthy on 9/17/14 at Tampa Bay, Iván Nova on 5/29/13 vs. the Mets, A.J. Burnett on 6/20/09 at Florida, Ron Guidry on 8/7/84 vs. Chicago-AL and Al Downing on 8/11/67 at Cleveland… Had at least 1K in 20 straight appearances from 7/1-8/15, the third-longest strikeout streak of his career and third-longest by an AL reliever in 2017 (Tommy Kahnle, 29G from 5/6-7/22 and Francis Martes, 22G from 6/9-9/10)… Was ejected by 1B umpire Dana DeMuth on 8/24 at Detroit (L, 1ER) after hitting his only batter faced (McCann)… Collected his 500th career strikeout (Logan Morrison, looking) in 9/11 win against the Rays at Citi Field…reached 500K in 309.0IP, surpassing David Robertson (376.2IP) to become the fastest player (in terms of innings) to reach the 500K plateau in his Yankees career… Made ﬁve postseason relief appearances (4.50 ERA, 4.0IP, 2ER)… Prior to the season, pitched for the Dominican Republic in the WBC, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings in ﬁve relief appearances (3H, 3BB, 5K)…his ﬁve games tied for third among all WBC pitchers.
Went 3-6 with 12 saves (in 17 chances), a 3.08 ERA (73.0IP, 25ER) and 126K in 73 relief appearances…opponents batted .201 (54-for-268, 5HR); LH .233 (28-for-120, 2HR), RH .176 (26-for-148, 3HR)…retired 48-of-73 first batters faced (65.8%)…allowed 8-of-23 inherited runners to score (34.8%). His 2.9 WAR (FanGraphs) was tied for second among Major League relievers, and tied Andrew Miller for the AL lead, trailing only Los Angeles-NL’s Kenley Jansen (3.2). Struck out 126-of-299 batters faced in 2016…led all Major League relievers with 126K and a 15.53K/9.0IP ratio…ranked second with a 42.1% strikeout rate. Had multiple strikeouts in eight consecutive appearances twice: 4/7-23 and 5/14-29. Made his season debut on 4/5 vs. Houston, recording the Opening Day loss after allowing 3R/0ER in 0.2IP (1H, 2BB, 1K). Recorded at least 2K with no runs allowed in eight straight appearances from 4/7-23, matching his own franchise record (also 4/19-5/2/15) for longest such streak by a Yankees reliever since 1913…tied three others (Wade Davis-2014, Billy Wagner-1999 and Tom Henke-1989) for the third-longest such streak since 1913. Recorded at least 3K without allowing a run in each of four straight appearances from 4/9-17, the longest such streak of his career…was the third Yankees pitcher since 1913 to accomplish the feat (also Ron Davis, 9/5-14/80, and Ryne Duren, 6/26-7/14/59). Over the same stretch (4/9-17), became the first pitcher in Major League history to record at least 3K while facing no more than four batters in four straight appearances. Allowed a home run in three straight appearances (4/25-5/1) for the first time in his career…allowed game-winning HRs to David Ortiz on 4/29 and Christian Vazquez on 5/1 at Boston…his solo HR allowed to Brett Nicholas in 4/25 win at Texas was his first allowed on the road since 8/13/14 at Baltimore (Jonathan Schoop). Pitched on three straight days for the first time in his career from 5/4-6 (2.1IP, 1H, 1BB, 3K)…was the first Yankees reliever to do so since David Robertson (9/12-14/14). Struck out all four batters faced in 5/14 win vs. Chicago-AL (1.1IP)…was his second career game in which he faced at least four batters and retired each via strikeout (4K/4BF on 5/2/15 at Boston)…is the only pitcher in Yankees history with two such outings. Allowed a run in a career-high four straight games from 5/31-6/5 (4.2IP, 6ER). Struck out at least one batter in a career-high 22 straight relief appearances from 6/22-8/12…was tied for the second-longest streak in Yankees history (Andrew Miller-28, Sparky Lyle-22, Mariano Rivera-22)…posted a 0.78 ERA (23.0IP, 13H, 2ER, 9BB, 40K, 1HP) and a 15.65 K/9.0IP ratio over the stretch. Was named by AL Manager Ned Yost to his third AL All-Star team (2014-16) on 7/5…joined Joe DiMaggio as the second Yankee to be selected as an All-Star in each of his first three Major League seasons (credit:Elias)…made his second career All-Star appearance in 7/12 AL win in San Diego, tossing a scoreless seventh (1.0IP, 1H, 2K, 1WP). Tossed a scoreless 10th inning in 8/1 win at the Mets to earn his first save since 10/1/15 vs. Boston (1.0IP, 1K 1HP). Posted a 15.00 ERA (6.0IP, 10ER) over an eight-game stretch from 9/6-26…allowed a “walk-off” HR to Hanley Ramirez to record his sixth loss and second in as many days on 9/15 at Boston.
Went 6-4 with nine saves and a 1.50 ERA (84.0IP, 14ER) in a career-high 74 relief appearances with the Yankees…opponents batted .157 (45-for-287, 6HR); LH .135 (18-for-133, 2HR), RH .175 (27-for-154, 4HR)…retired 53-of-74 (71.6%) first batters faced…allowed just 11-of-41 (26.8%) inherited runners to score…Led all Major League relievers in strikeouts (131) for the second consecutive season (135K in 2014)…ranked third among MLB relievers-and second in the AL behind teammate Andrew Miller-with 14.04 K/9.0IP (131K, 84.0IP)…of his 252 outs, 131 came via the strikeout (51.2%)…ranked second among all Major League relievers with a 1.50 ERA (Kansas City’s Wade Davis – 0.94)… According to Elias, with Andrew Miller (100K), became the first duo to finish with a league’s top-two reliever strikeout totals since the 2009 A’s (Michael Wuertz-102K/Andrew Bailey-91K)…with Andrew Miller (100K), became the sixth bullpen duo all time (and first pair of Yankees) with 100K each and first since the 2004 Angels (Francisco Rodriguez-123K/Scot Shields-109K)…Had 131K in 2015 after recording 135K in 2014…is one of just four pitchers all time to record at least 125K in relief in multiple seasons (also 3x by Dick Radatz: 1962-64 and 2x by Rob Dibble: 1989-90 and Goose Gossage: 1975, ’77)…is the first reliever in franchise history with consecutive 100K seasons and joins Goose Gossage (three times, 1978, ’80 and ’82) as the only Yankees with multiple 100K seasons out of the bullpen (credit: Elias)…Elias also notes he joins Dick Radatz (first four seasons, 1962-65), Steve Bedrosian (1982-83) and Craig Kimbrel (2011-12) as the only Major Leaguers with at least 100K as a reliever in both their rookie and sophomore seasons…Recorded multiple strikeouts in at least seven consecutive appearances three times in 2015 (eight straight from 4/19-5/2, seven straight from 5/26-6/7 and eight straight from 7/1-17)…all other Major League relievers combined for just four such streaks…Held opponents to a Major League-low .115 (10-for-87) average with runners in scoring position…is tied for the fifth-lowest single-season mark-and is the lowest singleseason AL mark-since 1974 (min. 75AB)…Tossed more than 1.0 inning in 26 of his 74 appearances, holding opponents scoreless in 21 of those 26 outings…Did not allow an earned run in his first 33 road outings in 2015 from 4/13-9/22 (37.1IP, 20H, 1R/0ER, 20BB, 59K)…matched the longest season-opening streak of road appearances without an earned run by any Major League pitcher since ERs were counted (also the Indians’ Steve Olin, 0ER allowed over his first 33 road appearances in 1992)…Did not allow an earned run in his first 26 games of the season from 4/8-6/2 (29.1IP), the longest such streak for a Yankees pitcher to begin a season (surpassing Lee Guetterman’s 19G in 1989) and the third-longest in Major League history (since the inception of ER, 1912 in NL, 1913 in AL)…the 26 straight games without an earned run was the second-longest streak within a single season in Yankees history-Mariano Rivera, 28 games in 1999…Betances’ 29.1IP streak also marked the most consecutive IP in games without an ER by a Yankee in a single season since Mariano Rivera’s final 30.2IP of 1999…Recorded 51K over 27 appearances from 9/23/14-6/2/15, marking the most strikeouts by a Yankee over a stretch without allowing any earned runs since it became an official stat in 1913, according to Elias…his 49K through 6/2 were the most strikeouts by a Yankee in games prior to allowing his first earned run of the season (since ER became an official statistic in 1913)…were the most by any pitcher since Aroldis Chapman (52K) in 2012…Was named to his second career All-Star team (also 2014)…according to Elias, is one of six Yankees selected as All-Stars in both their rookie and sophomore seasons, joining Joe DiMaggio, Ryne Duren, Hideki Matsui, Willie Randolph and Tom Tresh…made his first career All-Star appearance in the AL win in Cincinnati on 7/14, tossing a scoreless seventh inning, including a strikeout of Giants’ 2B Joe Panik (1.0IP, 1BB, 1K)…Did not allow a home run over a career-best 54-game stretch from 8/16/14-7/3/15…Struck out at least one batter in 19 straight appearances from 4/10-5/19…struck out at least two batters without allowing a hit in six consecutive appearances from 4/19-29 (7.0IP, 1BB, 13K)…struck out at least two batters in eight straight games from 4/19-5/2 (9.1IP, 19K)…Earned his first save of the season-and the second of his career (also 7/7/14 at Cleveland)-in 5/2 win at Boston, striking out all four batters faced… according to Elias, joined Mariano Rivera (6/24/09 at Atlanta, 1.1IP, 4BF, 4K) and Hall-of-Famer Goose Gossage (5/14/82 at Oakland, 1.2IP, 5BF, 5K) as the only Yankees relievers to earn a save of four-or-more outs by facing at least four batters and striking every batter out…Became the first player in Major League history to toss no more than 1.1 inning, while striking out at least three batters in each of four consecutive outings when he did so from 5/26-6/1/15…Allowed an infield single to Kendrys Morales in 5/27 win vs. Kansas City, snapping a career-best 29AB hitless stretch dating to his final batter faced on 5/4 (previous best was 0-for-26 from 4/17-5/1/15)…allowed just 3BB/1IBB over the hitless span…Allowed his first earned run of the season in 6/5 win vs. Los Angeles-AL (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 2K)…Recorded his first career loss on 6/23 vs. Philadelphia, allowing 4ER in 1.0IP (2H, 2K, 2HP)…tied his career high in earned runs allowed (also 8/13/13 vs. Los Angeles-AL, 4ER in 0.2IP)…Allowed a two-run game-tying HR to Steven Souza, Jr. in the ninth inning of 7/4 win vs. Tampa Bay (1.1IP, 2H, 2ER, 2K, 1HR)…marked his first HR allowed since 8/13/14 at Baltimore (Jonathan Schoop), snapping a career-best 54-game homerless streak (59.2IP)…in his next outing, allowed a game-winning solo HR to Brett Lawrie to lead off the 10th on 7/7 vs. Oakland, giving up a run in consecutive games for the first time since 7/27/14 vs. Toronto (1R/0ER) and 7/29/14 at Texas (1R/1ER)…allowed a HR in back-to-back appearances for the first time in his career…Did not allow a run over an 18-appearance stretch from 7/8-8/19 (20.1IP, 30K)…Made second appearance in as many days on 8/23 vs. Cleveland, allowing a solo HR to Lindor in the eighth to record his third loss (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K)…was the first home run he allowed to a left-handed batter in his career (had faced his first 302 left-handed batters in his career prior to the homer)…In 9/7 win vs. Boston, faced six batters in a scoreless eighth inning (3BB, 3K)…is the only Yankees pitcher in the Expansion Era (since 1969) to issue 3BB and record 3K in a scoreless inning…Allowed 2H and 1ER in 1.0IP to suffer the loss in Game 2 on 10/3 at Baltimore…snapped a streak of 38 consecutive road games (8/28/14-9/22/15) without allowing an earned run and a stretch of 33 such games to start the season…Made his postseason debut in the Yankees’ AL Wild Card Game loss vs. Houston on 10/6, allowing 1ER in 1.2IP in relief (1H, 1BB, 4K).
Did not record a decision, posting a 10.80 ERA (5.0IP, 6ER) in six relief appearances over three stints with the Yankees (5/16-24, 8/11-15 and 9/1-29)… opponents batted .375 (9-for-24, 1HR); LH .571 (4-for-7), RH .294 (5-for-17, 1HR) … retired four-of-six first batters faced … did not allow either of his two inherited runners to score.
Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/16, but did not appear in a game before being
optioned on 5/24.
Made his season debut in 8/13 win vs. Los Angeles-AL, allowing 5H and 4ER in 0.2IP (1BB, 2K, 1HR).
Tossed 2.1 perfect innings in 9/29 win at Houston, recording a career-high 4K in his longest career relief
Spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB, going 6-4 with five saves and a 2.68 ERA (84.0IP, 25ER) in 38 appearances (six starts) … ranked second among RailRiders pitchers with 108K.
Began the year in the starting rotation, going 2-2 with a 6.00 ERA (24.0IP, 16ER) in six starts before being moved to the bullpen on 5/10… in 32 relief outings, went 4-2 with a 1.35 ERA (60.0IP, 9ER).
Allowed just 1ER in his final 22 outings (6/19-8/30), tossing 41.1 innings of relief over
the stretch (20H, 18BB, 61K).
Combined to go 6-9 with a 6.44 ERA (131.1 IP, 94 ER) in 27 games (26 starts) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton…opponents combined to bat .281 (144-for-513, 13 HR); LH .320 (80-for-250, 8 HRs), RH .243 (64-for-263, 5 HRs)…ranked second among Yankees farmhands with 124 strikeouts…combined to walk 99 batters…Began the season with Scranton/WB, going 3-5 with a 6.39 ERA (74.2 IP, 53 ER) in 16 starts…was transferred to Trenton on 6/27 and went 3-4 with a 6.51 ERA (56.2 IP, 41 ER) in 11 games (10 starts) for the Thunder…Was placed on the disabled list on 8/23 with right shoulder inflammation…was reinstated from the Minor League DL, recalled from Trenton and placed on the 60-day disabled list on 9/19…Following the season, pitched for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA (12.0 IP, 7 ER) with 15 Ks in eight relief appearances.
Appeared in two games (one start), recording a 6.75 ERA (2.2IP, 2ER) with no decisions as a September callup with the Yankees. … Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/9, appearing on the active Major League roster for the fi rst time. … Made his Major League debut in 9/22 loss vs. Tampa Bay, allowing 2ER on 4BB and 1HP in 0.2IP … became the second Yankee in 2011 to allow at least 4BB without completing 1.0IP in his Major League debut (also Kevin Whelan) … prior to 2011, the last Yankee to do so was Karl Drews in 1946 … with Andrew Brackman, became the first pair of Yankees pitchers to make their Major League debuts in the same game since Alex Graman and Scott Proctor on 4/20/04 at Chicago-AL¡Xcredit: Elias Sports Bureau. … Made the start in the season finale at Tampa Bay, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2BB, 2K) without drawing a decision in the 12th-inning “walk-off” loss. … Combined at Scranton/WB and Double-A Trenton to go 4-9 with a 3.70 ERA (126.1IP, 52ER) in 25 starts, striking out 142 batters … opponents combined to hit .217 (102-for- 469, 9HR); LH .233 (50-for-215, 3HR), RH .205 (52-for-254, 6HR). … Began the season with Trenton, going 4-6 with a 3.42 ERA (105.1IP, 40ER) in 21 starts … struck out a season-high 10 batters on 5/25 at Reading … was named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star team. … Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 8/16, going 0-3 with a 5.14 ERA (21.0IP, 12ER) in four starts … was credited with his first career complete game on 8/29 vs. Pawtucket, allowing 2H and 2ER in 7.0IP and recording the loss in the second game of a doubleheader. … Following the season, was named the organization¡¦s third-best prospect (top righthanded pitcher) by Baseball America … was also tabbed by the publication as possessing the “Best Fastball” and “Best Curveball” in the system.
Combined to go 8-1 with a 2.11 ERA (85.1IP, 20ER) in 17 starts with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton…Began the season on the disabled list recovering from “Tommy John” surgery performed on 8/27/09…Made his season debut on 6/10 with Tampa…in 14 starts with the Yankees, went 8-1 with a 1.77 ERA (71.0IP, 14ER)…held opponents to 2ER or less in each of his 14 starts and did not allow a run in six of his starts..opponents batted .169 (43-for-254, 1HR); LH .217 (25-for-115, 0HR), RH .129 (18-for-139, 1HR)…Was named the FSL “Pitcher of the Week” for the period from 6/21-28, going 1-0 and tossing 11.0 scoreless innings during the span (3H, 2BB, 1HBP, 14K)…Was promoted to Trenton on 8/23, posting a 3.77 ERA (14.1IP, 6ER) in three starts without recording a decision…Made two postseason starts for Trenton, going 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA (11.0IP, 4ER) and 15K…Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the third-best prospect (top pitcher) and as having the “Best Fastball” in the Yankees organization…Was added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster on 11/19/10.
Went 2-5 with a 5.48 ERA (44.1IP, 27ER) in 11 starts with Single-A Tampa, recording 44K…Was placed on the disabled list on 6/25 with elbow inflammation…underwent “Tommy John” surgery on 8/27 and missed the remainder of the season.
Combined to go 9-5 with a 3.92 ERA (121.2IP, 53ER) in 25 appearances (24 starts) with Single-A Charleston and the GCL Yankees…ranked second among Yankees minor league pitchers with 141K. Spent a majority of the season with Charleston, going 9-4 with a 3.67 ERA (115.1IP, 47ER) in 22 starts…led the RiverDogs’ staff in wins (90) and strikeouts (135)…tied for fifth in the South Atlantic League, averaging 10.5K/9.0IP…held opponents to a .208 (87-for-419) batting average, eighth-best among all minor league starters…Was placed on the disabled list on 5/27 with right shoulder inflammation…began a rehab assignment with the GCL Yankees on 6/20, going 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA in three appearances (two starts)…was returned from rehab and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/4…Struck out a career-high 12 batters in 8/16 win at Lakeland…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the Yankees organization.
Was 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA (25.0IP, 10 ER) in six starts with short-season Single-A Staten Island, striking out 29 batters…Was placed on the disabled list on 7/21 with right elbow inflammation, missing the remainder of the season.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, going 0-1 with a 1.16 ERA (23.1IP, 3ER) in seven starts…held opponents to a .173 batting average (14-for-81)…Following the season, was ranked as the Yankees’ third-best prospect, according to Baseball America.