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MiLB.com: This being March Madness, I have to ask you about hoops. You played basketball in high...

MiLB.com: This being March Madness, I have to ask you about hoops. You played basketball in high school and college, and just a few years ago, you were part of the North Carolina State team that made it to the Sweet of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. What was that like? Do you still follow college hoops pretty closely? Brackman: I try to -- if I watch it too much, I start to miss it. I gotta limit what I watch or I really start to miss it. I'm a diehard NC State fan. If they're not in it, I'm not gonna watch. But it was awesome, an experience I'll never forget, just being a part of a Sweet 16 team being able to travel to those arenas. Ten questions with Andrew Brackman. Brackman will start the year in AAA.

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

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.

When the Yankees drafted the 6-11 Brackman out of North Carolina State three years ago with their...

When the Yankees drafted the 6-11 Brackman out of North Carolina State three years ago with their first-round pick, they envisioned something of a righthanded version of Randy Johnson. They didn't envision him going 2-12 with a 5.91 ERA in the low minors, as Brackman did last season at Single-A Charleston. A former basketball player as well as a pitcher at N.C. State, Brackman had never experienced such failure as an athlete. "It was definitely embarrassing," he said Sunday. "After every game, the numbers would weigh on you a little bit. It was one of the worst years in either baseball or basketball that I've ever had."

Brackman hoping to turn a corner this year.
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