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This spring Brackman was the one name that everyone was talking about as the "surprise" of camp....

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This spring Brackman was the one name that everyone was talking about as the "surprise" of camp. This is a kid that can hit 99 on the gun with the fastball and complement it with a knuckle curve and changeup. Reports indicate the velocity is back and he is polishing his repertoire. The struggles did continue earlier this year. April yielded a 13.50 ERA, but the walks were way down (1 in 8 innings). However, since the bad start, he has a 3.80 ERA in 52 innings, striking out 51 and, get this, walking only 8 batters. The command is spectacular which is a great sign. I would suspect we could see him getting a promotion from Tampa to Trenton before the end of the year.

Andrew Brackman righting the ship. Playing for the Yankee's high-A affiliate this season, Brackman has shaved five walks from his 2009 walk rate while striking out 8+ batters per 9 IP. His walk rate is lower than it was in college, pre-surgery, and this may be a sign that he's finally all the way back from injury. If so, he could move up in a hurry.
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