Miami Marlins: Comparing Back End of Bullpen to Yankees

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May 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Carter Capps (22) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. New York Mets won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Standout Late Reliever

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Capps and Betances stand eerily similar in comparison. They both have an appearance which sets them apart. Carter Capps possesses a funky delivery and Dellin Betances, at 6’8/265, looks like he belongs on a football field. Each pitcher works a two pitch arsenal, including a high 90’s fastball that blows hitters away and a nasty low to mid-80’s curve.

Statistics-wise, both Dellin Betances and Carter Capps pose as elite strikeout pitchers. Capps ranks first among MLB pitchers in K/9, with Betances shortly behind at third. Betances has a larger sample size, and is already proven, while Capps owns a lower ERA and FIP. Arguably the two best young relievers in the game, Betances and Capps prove to be must watch baseball.

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