Showing posts with label Andrew Brackman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andrew Brackman. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brackman Doesn't Suck

Well, right now he does but he's not going to forever. After another horrible start yesterday by, first round draft pick, Andrew Brackman his season numbers look really ugly. Coupling that with some rumors that his velocity was down in his latest disaster, he has some fans preparing to jump off a cliff. In some ways, I agree with them. I didn't really like the pick when it was made but he was drafted for his insanely high potential. If he continues this way all year and then repeats it next year its time to worry. But until then, calm down.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baseball America's Yankees Top 10 Prospects

This comes out online in two days, but River Ave. Blues has it early:
  1. Austin Jackson,OF
  2. Jesus Montero, C
  3. Andrew Brackman, RHP
  4. Austin Romine, C
  5. Dellin Betances, RHP
  6. Zach McAllister, RHP
  7. Al Aceves, RHP
  8. Phil Coke, LHP
  9. Mark Melancon, RHP
  10. Brad Suttle, 3B
I'm pretty much in agreement here, except for Aceves and Coke. They're both solid players, but have low ceilings. While he hasn't done much lately, Humberto Sanchez has a much higher ceiling than either of them, and you could also make a case for recent draft picks like Jeremy Bleich. Even if they do belong on the list, Melancon should definitely be higher than them. Now, on to the rest of the list. Aside from the two I just mentioned, Austin Jackson is the only player to see time above Hi-A ball. The Yankees have a talented farm system, but most of that talent is located in the low minors. When these players mature and reach the higher levels, this could be one of the best systems in baseball.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Andrew Brackman Makes Long-Awaited Debut

Last night was the first night of the Hawaiian winter baseball league, the lesser of the two off-season development league. Brackman was unspectacular, but the important thing is that he pitched. In 2.1 IP, he gave up 6 earned on 7 hits and two walks, while striking out three. Brackman has an almost limitless ceiling, but he also has a very low floor. It will likely take him a few years to figure out his mechanics, due to his height. For this reason, I think he and Dellin Betances will have similar paths to the majors. Brackman is definitely capable of figuring out his mechanics becoming a great pitcher, as he is a great athlete, also playing basketball at NC State.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brackman To Kickoff HWB

The Yankees 2007 first round pick Andrew Brackman has yet to throw a pitch as a professional baseball player. He was a top five talent in the draft, but he fell to the Yankees because he needed Tommy John Surgery, from which he has since been rehabbing. Tomorrow night, Brackman will take the mound in Hawaii, his first game action since the Yankees drafted him. We shouldn't expect too much from him, as it is his first start in about two years, but the 6'10" righty could be an ace one day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


While we all try to forget about the game tonight, here is some rehab news courtesy of River Ave. Blues:
  • Phil Hughes threw 28 pitches in three innings for Low-A Charleston. He allowed two hits, walked a batter and threw 20 of his pitches for strikes. Five of his outs were groundball outs.
  • Carl Pavano started the game for Charleston and threw two innings, striking out four and allowing two baserunners.
  • Chien-Ming Wang got his cast taken off today
  • Andrew Brackman will throw off a mound on thursday
  • Eric Milton threw 35 pitches in a simulated game

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yankee Prospects Throw Hard

According to Baseball America, the Yankees have two of the three hardest-throwers in the minors in Joba and Andrew Brackman, who both can hit 100 mph on the radar gun. This is just another testament to how good the Yankee farm system is.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Brackman to Begin Throwing Soon

2007 first rounder Andrew Brackman is scheduled to begin throwing from ninety feet next week. He had Tommy John surgery in August, but was believed to be a top 10 talent before getting injured. His injury was why he fell to the 30th pick. Brackman's rehab is right on schedule and he could pitch in the AFL or HWL later this year.