Many presumed that Dellin Betances would be the Yankees closer in 2015, but his only chance at getting regular saves came when Andrew Miller hit the disabled list with a forearm injury. The relative lack of saves, nine in total, didn't keep Betances from ranking 12th among relievers in Rotisserie value, but he was just 26th among non-starters in Fantasy points. His strikeouts and low ERA and WHIP will continue to make him a viable late-rounder in standard mixed Rotisserie league, but as he will reprise his setup role in 2016, Betances is more of a deep league option in points formats.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances (6-4) surrendered two hits, an earned run and a walk in an inning in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles. He also struck out the side. The towering right-hander had turned in scoreless appearances in eight of his last nine trips to the mound prior to Saturday, but surrendered the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth. Despite the unfavorable outcome, Betances still managed to strike out the side and has been generally outstanding out of the bullpen this season. He has amassed 29 holds, nine saves, a 1.50 ERA and an incredible 131 strikeouts in 84 innings, good for an absurd 39.5 strikeout rate. Betances will undoubtedly be an integral component of the Yankees' postseason bullpen, potentially beginning with Tuesday's wild-card contest.
Yankees setup man Dellin Betances didn't set up closer Andrew Miller all that effectively Wednesday against Tampa Bay, but he did work around three walks to pitch 1 1/3 shutout innings to help his team win. Betances still sports an impressive 118:35 K:BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings of work. Wednesday was his 25th hold of the year to go along with eight saves filling in for Miller.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances picked up his eighth save of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Twins. Betances needed 15 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth inning, striking out two along the way. Closer Andrew Miller had been used each of the past two games, including a four-out save on Tuesday. So Betances was called upon to give Miller a day to rest.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth inning against Seattle on Sunday, to win his sixth game of the year. Betances walked two but didn't allow a hit. He turned in his fifth scoreless outing in a row and earned his first win since July 4.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless seventh inning in Tuesday's All Star Game. Betances walked a batter and struck out a batter. Yankees pitchers have a 1.10 ERA in 16 1/3 All Star innings since the 2000 game. Betances was the first Yankees pitcher to allow an All Star walk since David Cone in 1999.