Dellin Betances’s overall numbers for last season look pretty good. He made the All Star team again. Betances had 100 strikeouts and a 2.87 era. Betances had the highest strikeout rate in baseball but also the highest walk rate in all of baseball. Betances at one point was having his best season however walks and inconsistent play hurt his season. The Yankees need Betances to get back in his All Star self. They need him to regain his confidence and they need him to control his walks. It’s important for the Yankees to get him right.
Luis Severino may be the most important part of the Yankees in 2018. Severino finished third in the AL CY Young voting in 2017. He was simply dominant. The Yankees need him to stay healthy and to continue to grow as a pitcher. If this happens he can win the CY young this time. Severino has a memorable performance in game 4 of the ALDS on a rainy night in the Bronx. Severino went 14-9 with a 2.98 era and 230 strikeouts. Severino was an All Star as well. Expect another lights out season from the Yankees ace.