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Brackman's star dims

Posted on: July 24, 2009 2:09 pm
 
Not that it was ever that bright to begin with, but the 2007 Yankee first round pick has been a colossal disappointment in low A this year. I was opposed to the pick when it was made, knowing what a project he was, but like many, I was intrigued by his upside with the reports of him touching 99 mph as a 19 year old.

Those days seem to have gone with his TJ surgery however, and now Boras's bonus baby is sitting at 88-90MPH. Now that wouldn't be so galling if he could actually throw strikes, but that's not happening with any consistency either.


Here are his hard to look at numbers for 2009.


1 win, 11 losses

86IP 89H 65ER 64BB 79K

Ugh.



Dave Cameron with fangraphs.com went to see him pitch last night, and was less than impressed:



http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/inde
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Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 4:39 pm
 

Brackman's star dims

Heatcott's a Boras client, I believe, so he's not signing until the last minute.

When (if) he does, they'll probably send him to Staten Island I would think.



Since: Apr 12, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 2:24 am
 

Brackman's star dims

Has Heathcott signed yet? And if so has he started in low A ball or extended spring training yet? It seems he will have a long and difficult journey to the Yankees starting outfield with the current set of young speedy outfielders in Melky Cabrera, Brett Gardner, and Austin Jackson. Despite that fact, it remains to be seen if any of those 3 youngster gets traded before this upcoming trade deadline and in the future. I think Aaron Brackman could take a longgg time to reach even AAA, once he learns to become more of a pitcher, which is hard to do in someones low twenties. He and Humberto Sanchez are two stories that could have gone the other direction, if it wasn't for elbow troubles at such young ages. 



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:55 am
 

Brackman's star dims

Yeah-if he flops, which is certainly looking like a distinct possibility, it means the Yanks get zero out of their 1st round picks in both 07, and 08. They had a brilliant draft in 06, which kind of glosses over it a bit, but still, nothing with your #1 pick 2 years in a row is not a trend I like to see.

Hopefully, Slade Heathcott will break this little streak for them.



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 3:50 pm
 

Brackman's star dims

Ugh seems like an understatement huh nasty? He should go back to basketball.....and the Yankees should have drafted Tommy Hunter, oh wel can't hit on them all. He had that one nice game about a month or so ago, thats been about it.


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