Yankees’ New Year’s resolutions for the 2017 season

  • Player: Dellin Betances
  • Resolution: Prove his late-season struggles were a fluke

Dellin Betances stretch to end his 2016 All-Star campaign was an absolute disaster.

In 11 games pitched in September and October, the 6’8″ right-hander surrendered 10 earned runs in 9.1 innings of work (9.64 ERA) while his opponents slash line (.279/.392/.372) was the highest line against him all year.

Additionally, his 13 surrendered runs in the month were the second-most among major league relievers behind Jeanmar Gomez of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Among starters and relievers, he ranked seventh which is downright terrifying when you consider he pitched in 17.1 innings less than the starter ranked in front of him in runs.

If Betances can fulfill his resolution and achieve what he did in the first half of last season, lead MLB in K/9, he, Aroldis Chapman and Tyler Clippard could create yet another dominant tandem at the back-end of the bullpen.

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