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Andrew Brackman has been impressive early on. From John Fay: “He looks good,” Price said. “He throws hard. He’s got that good curveball. His arm strength is good. And he’s shown good athleticism. He’s been outstanding in (pitchers fielding practice). I don’t know that I’ve ever had a 6-10 guy move like that.” If Brackman can throw strikes, he could turn out to...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds sign former first-rounder Brackman

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal. Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter. Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery. The Cincinnati...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Brackman signing is official

FYI: The Reds today signed Moeller High School graduate RHP Andrew Brackman to a 1-year contract through the 2012 season…Brackman was the New York Yankees’ No. 1 pick (30th overall) of the June 2007 first-year player draft…he was born in and grew up in Cincinnati, where he was a baseball and basketball star at Moeller…his bio and head shot are attached. It’s a major league...
Via Redleg Nation
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds agree to Major League deal with Andrew Brackman

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a Major League contract with Andrew Brackman, Jon Heyman of reports. Brackman will earn the Major League minimum plus incentives. Brackman was the New York Yankees' first-round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft. Image by ChipMahaney under the Creative Commons License.
Via PRO Rumors
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

AP source: Brackman agrees with Reds

A person familiar with the negotiations says 6-foot-10 pitching prospect Andrew Brackman has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement had not been announced. Brackman, let go by the New York Yankees, would be paid $500,000 if he's in the major leagues, The 26-year-old would get $480,000...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Yanks Don't Pick Up Brackman's Option

From Marc Carig:The Yankees severed ties today with former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Brackman, releasing the pitcher instead of picking up the option on his contract. General manager Brian Cashman announced the move, which comes after Brackman regressed badly in the minor leagues. The 6-foot-11 right-hander entered spring training with a chance to impress coaches, only to be slowed...
Via Sliding Into Home
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Baseball’s Most Expensive Draft Bust

Draft picks are going to bust far more often than not in this game — even highly-touted first rounders. The further away you get from the top of the first round, though, the more the bust potential increases. Few first rounders have busted as hard as Andrew Brackman, not just in terms of his failure to contribute to the team that drafted him, but also in terms of how much he cost...
Via Fangraphs
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Offseason Notes: Yanks’ Brackman Now Free Agent

Andrew Brackman, who signed a major-league deal out of NC State, is no longer a Yankee. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Prospecting: Baseball America’s Top 10 Atlanta Prospects Assorted Headlines Yankees Decline Option on Former First-Rounder Brackman The...
Via Fangraphs
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Pitcher Andrew Backman released by Yankees

Pitcher Andrew Brackman has been released by the New York Yankees, four years after signing a contract for a $3.35 million bonus. New York drafted Brackman in the first round with the 30th pick in 2007, knowing the 6-foot-10 right-hander from North Carolina State likely would need elbow ligament-replacement surgery. He had the operation that Aug 24. Brackman made his major league...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Yankees News: Brackman to Be Free Agent

The Yankees did not pick up their option on Andrew Brackman, a former first round draft pick, making Brackman a free agent. Brackman made his MLB debut for the Yankees in September 2011.  Cashman says, ” I would love to bring him back on a minor league deal.”   Other Yankees Updates: Joba Chamberlain tweeted [...] Related posts:Yankees News: GM Cashman Signs 3 Year Deal...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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