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The Case For Potential New York Yankees All-Stars

Dellin Betances

Yes, the verdict is saved for the bottom of my case for this deserving reliever, but my goodness if Dellin Betances doesn’t make the All-Star team, it would be nothing but a snub.

We’ve seen the 6’8″ reliever’s nastiness in 25 games which is tied for the third-most in the AL, but they have been nothing but effective.

Betances’ ERA is a 1.93 which is 17 among qualified relievers, but his K/9 is at an astronomical 17.74 which ranks first in all of major league baseball thanks to the fact that he strikes out 52% of the batters he has faced.

His xFIP is second among relievers (only behind Andrew Miller) while opponents are hitting .179 off the righty. I’m, quite honestly, not sure what other statistics could convince the common baseball folk that Betances deserves his second consecutive All-Star appearance.

Many have heard about his pure filth but it’s time that on a baseball stage like the midsummer classic that the whole world gets to see it live, as he did not pitch in last year’s game.


Betances gets a first-class plane ticket to take part in the 2016 All-Star game.