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Player Profile: Andrew Brackman #64 P

Pitcher Andrew Brackman stands at an enormous 6’10.

He was the Yankees 2007 first round draft pick out of NC State University.

Thus far, Brackman’s actions speak louder than his words (stats in baseball terms).

In his first two seasons, as well as coming off Tommy John surgery and an emergency appendicitis, Brackman has been rough on paper.

As a starter Brackman struggled with his mechanics and control, resembling that of a young Randy Johnson, aka ‘Big Unit’.

Johnson has talked of his early struggles on the mound due to his height, and that Brackman needs some more time to adjust.

Just like Johnson, Brackman’s move into the bullpen marked a substantial improvement. That is why Brackman’s stats do not provide accurate description of his future or ability.

No one knows if this even ‘Bigger Unit’ will ever fair like his predecessor, but he throws at 94-97 mph and that is big leagues level.

Now the question is can Brackman get the same control to match.

Brackman finished up in the minors showing significant improvement in the bullpen. He came into Spring Training weighing 230 pounds down from 270 a year back; and at the young age of 23, there are many reasons to hope for a big future.

Look for Brackman to come out of the Yankee bullpen, unlikely that anyone could miss him.

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