Biographical

Portrait of Manny Banuelos

Manny Banuelos PYankees

Yankees Player Cards | Yankees Team Audit | Yankees Depth Chart

2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 5.14 1.60 27 2 2 0 -0.1
Birth Date3-13-1991
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 YAN Rk 12 3 42.0 4.77 83 .191 .257 .332 .371 .233 .240 77 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 CSC A 25 19 108.0 4.12 98 .229 .250 .315 .362 .260 .282 92 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2009 TAM A+ 1 0 1.0 1.33 164 -.017 .278 .346 .367 .271 .000 91 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 TAM A+ 10 10 44.3 2.54 133 .244 .253 .314 .361 .254 .348 85 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2010 TRN AA 3 3 15.3 5.54 71 .276 .255 .335 .390 .253 .338 95 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 YAN Rk 2 2 5.0 4.54 106 .164 .258 .306 .379 .252 .100 105 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 afe Wnt 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 7 7 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TRN AA 20 20 95.3 4.42 95 .279 .262 .331 .401 .273 .331 89 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2011 SWB AAA 7 7 34.3 5.23 68 .292 .265 .333 .413 .263 .333 81 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2012 SWB AAA 6 6 24.0 5.09 91 .264 .266 .330 .401 .255 .360 100 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2014 TAM A+ 5 5 12.7 3.49 126 .192 .239 .294 .366 .238 .303 101 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2014 TRN AA 17 16 49.0 5.75 68 .264 .263 .326 .396 .264 .242 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 SWB AAA 4 4 15.0 5.90 73 .262 .260 .331 .385 .251 .273 98 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 YAN Rk 4 1 0 12 3 42.0 32 13 37 3 44% .240 6.9 2.8 0.6 7.9 1.07 2.57 1.7 0.2
2009 TAM A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2009 CSC A 9 5 0 25 19 108.0 88 28 104 4 46% .282 7.3 2.3 0.3 8.7 1.07 2.67 10.7 1.1
2010 afe Wnt 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 0 3 0 0% .500 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 0 2 0 7 7 25.0 31 10 16 1 0% .337 11.2 3.6 0.4 5.8 1.64 3.60 0.0 0.0
2010 YAN Rk 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 1 3 6 0 60% .100 1.8 5.4 0.0 10.8 0.80 1.80 0.6 0.1
2010 TAM A+ 0 3 0 10 10 44.3 38 14 62 1 44% .348 7.7 2.8 0.2 12.6 1.17 2.23 11.7 1.2
2010 TRN AA 0 1 0 3 3 15.3 15 8 17 2 63% .338 8.8 4.7 1.2 10.0 1.50 3.53 0.1 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 2 2 0 7 7 34.3 36 19 31 2 50% .333 9.4 5.0 0.5 8.1 1.60 4.19 -2.1 -0.2
2011 TRN AA 4 5 0 20 20 95.3 94 52 94 7 51% .331 8.9 4.9 0.7 8.9 1.53 3.59 6.2 0.6
2012 SWB AAA 0 2 0 6 6 24.0 29 10 22 2 43% .360 10.9 3.8 0.8 8.2 1.62 4.50 1.6 0.2
2014 SWB AAA 1 0 0 4 4 15.0 14 10 13 2 39% .273 8.4 6.0 1.2 7.8 1.60 3.60 -0.6 -0.1
2014 TAM A+ 0 0 0 5 5 12.7 10 2 14 0 36% .303 7.1 1.4 0.0 9.9 0.95 2.84 3.5 0.3
2014 TRN AA 1 3 0 17 16 49.0 40 19 44 8 42% .242 7.3 3.5 1.5 8.1 1.20 4.59 0.2 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 2014-07-02 Minors 10 0 Left Hand Blister -
2013-04-05 2013-09-05 Minors 153 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Tommy John Surgery 2012-10-04 -
2012-10-04 2012-10-04 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-10-04 -
2012-05-19 2012-09-05 Minors 109 103 Left Elbow Contusion Bone Bruise - -
2012-04-13 2012-05-02 Minors 19 16 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-04-12 2011-04-19 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-19 2010-06-30 Minors 72 0 Abdomen Surgery Appendix -
2009-04-28 2009-05-09 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYA $
2013 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/12. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13.
  • Signed by NY Yankees 2008 as an amateur free agent from Mexico. $0.45M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 2.7 2.1 0 28 5 67.4 60 28 51 7 .267 1.31 4.05 4.4 3.7 0.4
80o 2.6 2.1 0 28 5 60.9 59 27 46 7 .282 1.41 4.51 4.9 0.9 0.1
70o 2.5 2.2 0 28 5 56.4 57 26 43 7 .292 1.48 4.85 5.27 -1.1 -0.1
60o 2.4 2.3 0 28 5 52.6 56 26 40 7 .302 1.55 5.14 5.59 -2.8 -0.3
50o 2.3 2.3 0 28 5 49.2 54 25 37 7 .310 1.62 5.42 5.9 -4.5 -0.5
40o 2.3 2.4 0 28 5 45.8 53 24 35 6 .319 1.68 5.71 6.21 -6.1 -0.6
30o 2.2 2.4 0 28 5 42.4 51 24 32 6 .328 1.76 6.03 6.55 -7.8 -0.8
20o 2.1 2.5 0 28 5 38.4 48 22 29 6 .339 1.85 6.40 6.96 -9.8 -1.0
10o 2 2.6 0 28 5 33.1 45 21 25 5 .355 1.98 6.94 7.54 -12.6 -1.3
Weighted Mean2.42.3028548.55325377.3081.605.385.85-4.2-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152454060911011455951445.3081.545.045.479.44.57.81.1-0.5
20162554055910110848831445.3111.555.125.579.74.37.41.3-0.6
2017265405489810144801245.3011.484.745.169.34.07.31.1-0.1
201827430457828639671145.3041.525.035.479.44.37.41.2-0.4
201928430457828738671045.3091.534.935.359.64.27.41.1-0.3
202029430447808234671045.3051.464.675.089.33.87.61.1-0.0
202130430447798234651045.3041.464.645.049.33.97.41.10.0
20223143042776783262945.3031.454.625.029.23.87.31.10.0
20233233039671743058945.3041.474.655.069.43.87.41.1-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.31.815.711.310.212.153.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 89)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Chris Reed 2013 0.00 DNP
2 96 Casey Crosby 2012 9.49
3 95 Lance Lynn 2010 0.00 DNP
4 95 Wily Peralta 2012 2.48
5 94 Jeurys Familia 2013 4.22
6 94 Dan Cortes 2010 5.06
7 93 Max Scherzer 2008 3.86
8 93 Tyson Ross 2010 5.49
9 93 Justin Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
10 93 Aaron Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
11 93 Trey McNutt 2013 0.00 DNP
12 92 Alex Torres 2011 4.50
13 92 Anthony Ranaudo 2013 0.00 DNP
14 92 Mike Montgomery 2013 0.00 DNP
15 92 Scott Barnes 2011 0.00 DNP
16 92 Erik Johnson 2013 5.20
17 91 Andres Santiago 2013 0.00 DNP
18 91 Jarrod Parker 2012 3.52
19 91 Allen Webster 2013 8.90
20 91 Adam Conley 2013 0.00 DNP
21 91 Donnie Veal 2008 0.00 DNP
22 91 Brett Marshall 2013 4.50
23 91 Chris Withrow 2012 0.00 DNP
24 90 Chris Dwyer 2011 0.00 DNP
25 90 Jake McGee 2010 1.80
26 90 Matt Magill 2013 8.13
27 90 Chris Archer 2012 5.22
28 90 Anthony Swarzak 2009 6.56
29 90 Blake Wood 2009 0.00 DNP
30 90 Kelvin De La Cruz 2012 0.00 DNP
31 90 Justin Grimm 2012 9.00
32 89 Ariel Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
33 89 Chuck Lofgren 2009 0.00 DNP
34 89 Alex Cobb 2011 3.59
35 89 D.J. Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
36 89 Trevor Reckling 2012 0.00 DNP
37 89 Jake Arrieta 2009 0.00 DNP
38 89 Travis Wood 2010 3.94
39 88 Joe Gardner 2011 0.00 DNP
40 88 Jordan Zimmermann 2009 5.03
41 88 Jon Niese 2010 5.03
42 88 Graham Stoneburner 2011 0.00 DNP
43 88 Adam Warren 2011 0.00 DNP
44 88 Aaron Northcraft 2013 0.00 DNP
45 88 Andrew Chafin 2013 0.00 DNP
46 88 Simon Castro 2011 0.00 DNP
47 88 Deck McGuire 2012 0.00 DNP
48 87 Tyler Pill 2013 0.00 DNP
49 87 T.J. McFarland 2012 0.00 DNP
50 87 James Simmons 2010 0.00 DNP
51 87 Jordan Walden 2011 3.28
52 87 Kyle Drabek 2011 6.18
53 87 Chris Mason 2008 0.00 DNP
54 87 P.J. Walters 2008 0.00 DNP
55 87 Kasey Kiker 2011 0.00 DNP
56 87 Zach McAllister 2011 8.15
57 87 Chad Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
58 87 Omar Poveda 2011 0.00 DNP
59 87 Jose Arredondo 2007 0.00 DNP
60 87 Jess Todd 2009 7.66
61 87 Zach Phillips 2010 0.00 DNP
62 87 Kyle Gibson 2011 0.00 DNP
63 87 Tyler Thornburg 2012 4.50
64 87 Nick Adenhart 2010 0.00 DNP
65 87 Brandon Workman 2012 0.00 DNP
66 86 Michael O'Brien 2013 0.00 DNP
67 86 Ricky Romero 2008 0.00 DNP
68 86 Matthew Andriese 2013 0.00 DNP
69 86 Anthony Ortega 2009 10.66
70 86 Brad Hand 2013 3.05
71 86 T.J. House 2013 0.00 DNP
72 86 Chad Bettis 2012 0.00 DNP
73 86 Matt Packer 2011 0.00 DNP
74 86 Maikel Cleto 2012 7.00
75 86 Gregory Peavey 2012 0.00 DNP
76 86 Carlos Carrasco 2010 4.03
77 86 Jaime Garcia 2010 3.53
78 86 Wade LeBlanc 2008 8.02
79 86 Luis Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
80 86 Jake Odorizzi 2013 3.94
81 86 Wade Davis 2009 4.71
82 86 Nick Maronde 2013 10.12
83 86 Michael Stutes 2010 0.00 DNP
84 86 Tim Alderson 2012 0.00 DNP
85 86 Josh Lindblom 2010 0.00 DNP
86 86 Ryan Searle 2012 0.00 DNP
87 86 Antonio Bastardo 2009 6.85
88 86 Carlos Pimentel 2013 0.00 DNP
89 86 Austin Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
90 86 Felix Doubront 2011 6.10
91 86 Nick Barnese 2012 0.00 DNP
92 86 Sammy Solis 2012 0.00 DNP
93 86 Lance Broadway 2007 1.74
94 85 Deryk Hooker 2012 0.00 DNP
95 85 Jose Cisnero 2012 0.00 DNP
96 85 Eric Jokisch 2013 0.00 DNP
97 85 Rob Rasmussen 2012 0.00 DNP
98 85 Mauricio Robles 2012 0.00 DNP
99 85 Drew Smyly 2012 4.35
100 85 Jay Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Banuelos made only six starts for Scranton before being shut down with what Yankees VP of baseball ops Mark Newman initially termed a “bone bruise,” confidently predicting, “He’ll recover from this.” Technically, Newman was correct—the elbow injury didn’t prove fatal. But by October, the bone bruise had turned into something more serious, and Banuelos became the latest Tommy John surgery survivor. Even after the injury, the southpaw remains the team’s best starting-pitcher prospect, thanks to his three quality pitches and history of missing bats, though he’ll have to refine his command to fulfill his potential as a solid starter. He won’t get a chance to do that until 2014, at which point he’ll have to overcome almost two full seasons of lost development time and try to build his arm back up to the point that he can make it to the 130-inning mark for the first time.
2012 Still spectacularly young, particularly by the standards of the New YAARP Yankees, Banuelos is nonetheless about to knock on the door to the majors. With a low-to-mid-90s fastball, curve, and changeup, he has a starter's full assortment, but the problem is that as his stuff has improved his command has diminished. His 2011 walk rate of 4.9 per nine innings bordered on untenable given that it was the third season in a row that rate had climbed. Despite a solid ERA at Trenton, there were some other troubling notes; though he continued to be stingy with the home run, right-handed hitters batted .285 against him between Double- and Triple-A, and Double-A hitters averaged .279/.376/.421 away from his cushy home ballpark. Given Man-Ban's age and stuff, none of this is particularly concerning. Rather, it should be taken as yet another cautionary note that not every pitcher bursts upon the major league scene fully formed; as good as he is, Banuelos will require patience, and perhaps more time than his biggest boosters would like to think.
2011 Part of the Yankees’ Mexican connection, Banuelos is taller than Danny Herrera, but still qualifies as a little lefty by any reasonable standard. Just as Betances was somehow improved by elbow surgery, Banuelos came away from an appendectomy with better stuff than he went in with. (Don’t let this get around, because Little League daddies with dollar signs in their eyes will be signing up their sons for unnecessary surgeries.) Banuelos' secondary pitches have also made great strides, and his change rates as a plus offering. Like all young lefties he occasionally walks a few too many, but his control is not a big problem. This chapter lists several pitching prospects for whom the Yankees neither have room nor the inclination to make it. Banuelos might seem like one of the fastest risers on the road to trade bait, but his mature approach, combined with his left-handedness, will make it hard even for these convinced fanciers of veterans to pass him up.
2010 Though a baseball-loving country, Mexico doesn't export many players to the states. The land south of the Rio Grande can boast a Joakim Soria here, a Fernando Valenzuela there, but despite having nearly four times the population of Venezuela and ten times that of the Dominican Republic, their contribution is a pittance in comparison. With Aceves and now Banuelos, the Yankees seem bent on rescuing Estados Unidos Mexicanos from its status as a scouting backwater. The quintessential undersized lefty, Banuelos has good-not-great velocity, topping out at 92 mph, but he has an excellent change and an evolving curve, excellent command, and a precocious understanding of the art of pitching. His ceiling isn't high, but it will find him in the majors.

BP Articles

Manny Banuelos is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Making Setup Man MagicDoug Thorburn2014-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 ListsBen Carsley2014-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 ListsCraig Goldstein2014-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week ThreeBen Carsley2014-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 18-20Jeff Moore2014-04-21
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 3Jeff Moore2014-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16Jeff Moore2014-03-17
The Week in Quotes: March 10-16Morris Greenberg2014-03-17
The Week in Quotes: March 10-16Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-03-17
The Week in Quotes: March 10-16Nick Bacarella2014-03-17
The Week in Quotes: March 10-16Chris Mosch2014-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9Jeff Moore2014-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: An Infield Fix for the Yankees?Daniel Rathman2014-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Push: Prospect-for-Prospect TradesJason Churchill2012-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time TradingKevin Goldstein2012-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastJeff Euston2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastKevin Goldstein2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Bring Me the Head of…..Jason Parks2012-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-14
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 8Kevin Goldstein2012-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 2Kevin Goldstein2012-05-03
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Minor League Road TripsKevin Goldstein2012-04-11
Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Florida Scouting NotesKevin Goldstein2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Yankees Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: New York YankeesJason Parks2012-02-21
Future Shock: Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-13
The BP First Take: Wednesday, February 1Daniel Rathman2012-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Ranger Comes to TownJay Jaffe2011-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Let's Make a DealKevin Goldstein2011-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Weighty MatterJay Jaffe2011-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: New York YankeesJay Jaffe2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: New York YankeesESPN Insider2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: New York YankeesKevin Goldstein2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Free Agent FrenzyKevin Goldstein2011-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 29Kevin Goldstein2011-08-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Impact of September Call-upsJason Collette2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Taking Central StageJohn Perrotto2011-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 2Kevin Goldstein2011-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Midseason Top 50 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 13Kevin Goldstein2011-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Leave My Mind Alone!Steven Goldman2011-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Yankees + Prospects = Fear?Kevin Goldstein2011-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2011-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Trials of JobaJay Jaffe2011-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left-Handed PitchersJason Parks2011-06-09
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 10Kevin Goldstein2011-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 19Kevin Goldstein2011-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL East: Manny Happy ReturnsBen Kabak2011-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2011-04-12
Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Cheat SheetKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: An Ideal Road TripKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospect Preview: AL EastKevin Goldstein2011-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Manny B.'s Inside AdventureR.J. Anderson2011-03-08
Future Shock: BP's 2011 Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?Jay Jaffe2011-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Seeking Starters in Yankees CampJohn Perrotto2011-02-25
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 6Kevin Goldstein2010-07-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Manny Banuelos looks great in the box scores so far. Is it just SSS and being old for the level, or can Yankee's fans start to get more optimistic on him regaining his prior form?
(Joe from Work)
I wouldn't get too worked up quite yet. Given how much I liked him before all the injuries stuck, I really want to jump back on the bandwagon, but I'm being cautious. Reports out of the starts haven't been overwhelming so far... (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any sources of pitching hope in the Yankee system?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Most of the Yankee rays of hope are buried deep in the farm system. If Manny Banuelos returns safely from Tommy John surgery then he probably has the best chance to make an impact in the near future. But I expect the Yankees to continue to use their prospects in trade in order to buffer the major-league roster. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)When is Manny Banuelos slated to return?
(padremurph from San Diego)
Banuelos underwent Tommy John surgery last October and the rule of thumb is usually a year. My guess is he probably won't return during the regular season. If he does it'll be near the end. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays Andrew Brackman in 2008 YANKEES SYSTEM?
(bradleyankrom from nyny)
Manny Banuelos. Pretty sure 2008 was the one Brackman sat out while rehabbing from Tommy John. But I can also see an argument for Betances--starter with lousy control becomes bullpen guy. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much stock do you put in production fall off for starting pitchers such as Shelby Miller, Jacob Turner and Manny Banuelos once they reach high level minors? Could it be that it takes a couple of years at higher levels for some guys, or does this affect their previous profiles a 1 or 2 starters?
(Oldwell89 from NC)
A lot of stock, but if the scouting reports stay good then I calm down a bit.

That's all, thanks for the questions. (Sam Miller)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)MLB had Manny Banuelos ranked as the 12 best prospect for 2012. Is it me or is that insanely high given the big dump he took last year?
(Tim from New York)
It's higher than I would have him, but I can see the argument. Banuelos could end up with three above-average pitches and a good command profile, all from the left side. That's a crazy good prospect. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aren't Manny Banuelos and Martin Perez essentially the same prospect?
(Taylor from Amarillo)
They are similar but not the same. I'd take Perez over Banuelos because I think his stuff has a little more bite to it. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think scouting has advanced far enough in Mexico that a player like Manny Banuelos would go for more than 400k today?
(Adam from NY)
Good question. Yes and no. I think you can still find relatively unknown talent in the region, but buying the player away from his Mexican league team is always pricey. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Yankees did something wrong with Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, or do their struggles fall under the heading of young pitchers will break your heart? I find myself turning my eyes (and hopes) to Manny Banuelos...
(Rob from Andover, CT)
It's easy to look back and question the way the Yanks handled both arms. That said, its not uncommon for "can't miss" pitchers to miss. I think Hughes still has a bright future. I can't say the same for Chamberlain. Banuelos should develop into a solid starter at the major league level, but if he fails to take that final step, I'm not sure how much the Yankees will be to blame. (Jason Parks)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Manny Banuelos threw 154 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2010, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph), Change (83mph) and Sinker (93mph).