After an impressive Louisville debut Cincinnati native Andrew Brackman has been struggling with control issues that caused the Yankees to decline his option after the end of last season. Once a top 100 rated prospect, the 6-10" right-hander has thrown only half of his pitches for strikes over the last four starts.
May 1, 2012
The 6'10" right hander was rated one of the top high school pitchers in the country while at Cincinnati Moeller. During his senior year he led their basketball team to the Ohio state championship while finishing as runner-up for Mr. Basketball. At NC State he averaged 7.5 ppg for the Wolfpack hoopsters before electing to only focus on baseball.
April 10, 2012
TAMPA, FL - It was 'camp day' on Sunday and that meant pitting Yankee minor league clubs against each other. Tampa doubled up Charleston 4-2 on one field and Scranton obliterated Trenton 10-2 in an abbreviated game, partly on the strength of Andrew Brackman's ability to find a groove on the mound.
March 27, 2011
The Yankees drafted pitcher Andrew Brackman in the first-round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of North Carolina State University. A textbook cautionary tale for not judging high-ceiling players too soon based on bad lower-level statistics alone, he bounced back from a disastrous 2009 campaign in Charleston with a resounding performance by the end of the 2010 season in Double-A Trenton.
February 20, 2011
Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for a long Q&A session. He discusses which Triple-A pitching prospect might be closest to the big leagues, if any of the 'Killer B's' could land in the 2011 big league rotation, how good could Bryan Mitchell be someday, what are the keys for Evan DeLuca and Nik Turley, and much, much more.
February 14, 2011
We sat down with Tampa Yankees Manager Torre Tyson for a Q&A session to get his thoughts on what progress he saw from Corban Joseph defensively, if he thought Abraham Almonte was poised for a breakout before his injury, what his early impressions of Ramon Flores and Anderson Feliz were, what changes he saw from Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, and much, much more.
November 18, 2010