Manny Banuelos

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Manny Banuelos
New York Yankees – No. 75
Pitcher
Born: (1991-03-13) March 13, 1991 (age 23)
Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Manuel "Manny" Banuelos (born March 13, 1991) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He currently plays for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Career[edit]

In 2008, the Yankees signed four players, including Banuelos and Alfredo Aceves, from the Mexican League for $450,000.[1] Banuelos participated in the All-Star Futures Game in 2009.[2]

Banuelos missed some time during the 2010 season with an appendectomy, but has since demonstrated strong development, with a mid-90s fastball and above-average secondary pitches that include a changeup and curveball.[3] In 2010, Banuelos split time between the Class-A Advanced Tampa Yankees and the Class-AA Trenton Thunder. Banuelos was also a standout during the 2010 season of the Arizona Fall League, earning the start in the team's all-star game.

Before the 2010 season, He was rated as the Yankees sixth best prospect according to Baseball America, and in 2011 he was rated as the fourth best.[4][5] He was also one of the top 50 overall prospects according to MLB.com.[6]

In 2011, Banuelos was invited to spring training with the Yankees for the first time, drawing rave reviews.[1][7][8] Mariano Rivera said that he believes Banuelos is the best pitching prospect he has seen.[9] He won the James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the best rookie in camp.[10] He was promoted to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on August 2. In his Triple-A debut, Banuelos struck out eight in five innings against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.[11]

Banuelos was again invited to spring training in 2012.[12] After struggling through injuries during the 2012 season, Banuelos underwent Tommy John surgery, and, therefore, missed the entire 2013 season.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harper, John (2011-02-24). "Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Manny Banuelos is turning heads at spring training". Nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Manny Banuelos to Pitch in ‘09 Futures Game — OurSports Central — Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ Piliere, Frank (2010-08-19). "Full Scouting Report: Manny Banuelos". Fanhouse. 
  4. ^ Manuel, John (2009-12-16). "New York Yankees 2010 top 10 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ Manuel, John (2010-11-10). "New York Yankees 2011 top 10 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  6. ^ Hoch, Bryan (2011-01-25). "Trio of Yankees among Top 50 prospects". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  7. ^ Hoch, Bryan (2011-03-09). "A fan first, Manny Banuelos living a dream at Yankees camp". MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  8. ^ Barbarisi, Daniel (2011-03-01). "Rookie Pitchers Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances Turn Heads in Yankees Camp". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  9. ^ Marchand, Andrew (2011-03-10). "Spring training 2011: New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera on Manny Banuelos: I like everything about him — ESPN New York". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  10. ^ "Manny Banuelos wins 2011 James P. Dawson Award" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  11. ^ Nalbone, John (2011-07-31). "Trenton Thunder ace Manny Banuelos is on the move ... to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  12. ^ http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120208&content_id=26622054&vkey=pr_nyy&c_id=nyy
  13. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/a-bump-in-the-road-for-manny-banuelos-recovery-from-tommy-john-surgery-1.4615910

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