Went 3-6 with 12 saves (in 17 chances), a 3.08 ERA (73.0IP, 25ER) and 126K in 73 relief appearances…opponents batted .201 (54-for-268, 5HR); LH .233 (28-for-120, 2HR), RH .176 (26-for-148, 3HR)…retired 48-of-73 first batters faced (65.8%)…allowed 8-of-23 inherited runners to score (34.8%). His 2.9 WAR (FanGraphs) was tied for second among Major League relievers, and tied Andrew Miller for the AL lead, trailing only Los Angeles-NL's Kenley Jansen (3.2). Struck out 126-of-299 batters faced in 2016…led all Major League relievers with 126K and a 15.53K/9.0IP ratio…ranked second with a 42.1% strikeout rate. Had multiple strikeouts in eight consecutive appearances twice: 4/7-23 and 5/14-29. Made his season debut on 4/5 vs. Houston, recording the Opening Day loss after allowing 3R/0ER in 0.2IP (1H, 2BB, 1K). Recorded at least 2K with no runs allowed in eight straight appearances from 4/7-23, matching his own franchise record (also 4/19-5/2/15) for longest such streak by a Yankees reliever since 1913…tied three others (Wade Davis-2014, Billy Wagner-1999 and Tom Henke-1989) for the third-longest such streak since 1913. Recorded at least 3K without allowing a run in each of four straight appearances from 4/9-17, the longest such streak of his career…was the third Yankees pitcher since 1913 to accomplish the feat (also Ron Davis, 9/5-14/80, and Ryne Duren, 6/26-7/14/59). Over the same stretch (4/9-17), became the first pitcher in Major League history to record at least 3K while facing no more than four batters in four straight appearances. Allowed a home run in three straight appearances (4/25-5/1) for the first time in his career…allowed game-winning HRs to David Ortiz on 4/29 and Christian Vazquez on 5/1 at Boston…his solo HR allowed to Brett Nicholas in 4/25 win at Texas was his first allowed on the road since 8/13/14 at Baltimore (Jonathan Schoop). Pitched on three straight days for the first time in his career from 5/4-6 (2.1IP, 1H, 1BB, 3K)…was the first Yankees reliever to do so since David Robertson (9/12-14/14). Struck out all four batters faced in 5/14 win vs. Chicago-AL (1.1IP)…was his second career game in which he faced at least four batters and retired each via strikeout (4K/4BF on 5/2/15 at Boston)…is the only pitcher in Yankees history with two such outings. Allowed a run in a career-high four straight games from 5/31-6/5 (4.2IP, 6ER). Struck out at least one batter in a career-high 22 straight relief appearances from 6/22-8/12…was tied for the second-longest streak in Yankees history (Andrew Miller-28, Sparky Lyle-22, Mariano Rivera-22)…posted a 0.78 ERA (23.0IP, 13H, 2ER, 9BB, 40K, 1HP) and a 15.65 K/9.0IP ratio over the stretch. Was named by AL Manager Ned Yost to his third AL All-Star team (2014-16) on 7/5…joined Joe DiMaggio as the second Yankee to be selected as an All-Star in each of his first three Major League seasons (credit:Elias)…made his second career All-Star appearance in 7/12 AL win in San Diego, tossing a scoreless seventh (1.0IP, 1H, 2K, 1WP). Tossed a scoreless 10th inning in 8/1 win at the Mets to earn his first save since 10/1/15 vs. Boston (1.0IP, 1K 1HP). Posted a 15.00 ERA (6.0IP, 10ER) over an eight-game stretch from 9/6-26…allowed a "walk-off" HR to Hanley Ramirez to record his sixth loss and second in as many days on 9/15 at Boston.
Went 6-4 with nine saves and a 1.50 ERA (84.0IP, 14ER) in a career-high 74 relief appearances with the Yankees…opponents batted .157 (45-for-287, 6HR); LH .135 (18-for-133, 2HR), RH .175 (27-for-154, 4HR)…retired 53-of-74 (71.6%) first batters faced…allowed just 11-of-41 (26.8%) inherited runners to score...Led all Major League relievers in strikeouts (131) for the second consecutive season (135K in 2014)…ranked third among MLB relievers-and second in the AL behind teammate Andrew Miller-with 14.04 K/9.0IP (131K, 84.0IP)…of his 252 outs, 131 came via the strikeout (51.2%)…ranked second among all Major League relievers with a 1.50 ERA (Kansas City's Wade Davis - 0.94)... According to Elias, with Andrew Miller (100K), became the first duo to finish with a league's top-two reliever strikeout totals since the 2009 A's (Michael Wuertz-102K/Andrew Bailey-91K)…with Andrew Miller (100K), became the sixth bullpen duo all time (and first pair of Yankees) with 100K each and first since the 2004 Angels (Francisco Rodriguez-123K/Scot Shields-109K)...Had 131K in 2015 after recording 135K in 2014…is one of just four pitchers all time to record at least 125K in relief in multiple seasons (also 3x by Dick Radatz: 1962-64 and 2x by Rob Dibble: 1989-90 and Goose Gossage: 1975, '77)…is the first reliever in franchise history with consecutive 100K seasons and joins Goose Gossage (three times, 1978, '80 and '82) as the only Yankees with multiple 100K seasons out of the bullpen (credit: Elias)…Elias also notes he joins Dick Radatz (first four seasons, 1962-65), Steve Bedrosian (1982-83) and Craig Kimbrel (2011-12) as the only Major Leaguers with at least 100K as a reliever in both their rookie and sophomore seasons...Recorded multiple strikeouts in at least seven consecutive appearances three times in 2015 (eight straight from 4/19-5/2, seven straight from 5/26-6/7 and eight straight from 7/1-17)…all other Major League relievers combined for just four such streaks...Held opponents to a Major League-low .115 (10-for-87) average with runners in scoring position…is tied for the fifth-lowest single-season mark-and is the lowest singleseason AL mark-since 1974 (min. 75AB)...Tossed more than 1.0 inning in 26 of his 74 appearances, holding opponents scoreless in 21 of those 26 outings...Did not allow an earned run in his first 33 road outings in 2015 from 4/13-9/22 (37.1IP, 20H, 1R/0ER, 20BB, 59K)…matched the longest season-opening streak of road appearances without an earned run by any Major League pitcher since ERs were counted (also the Indians' Steve Olin, 0ER allowed over his first 33 road appearances in 1992)...Did not allow an earned run in his first 26 games of the season from 4/8-6/2 (29.1IP), the longest such streak for a Yankees pitcher to begin a season (surpassing Lee Guetterman's 19G in 1989) and the third-longest in Major League history (since the inception of ER, 1912 in NL, 1913 in AL)…the 26 straight games without an earned run was the second-longest streak within a single season in Yankees history-Mariano Rivera, 28 games in 1999…Betances' 29.1IP streak also marked the most consecutive IP in games without an ER by a Yankee in a single season since Mariano Rivera's final 30.2IP of 1999...Recorded 51K over 27 appearances from 9/23/14-6/2/15, marking the most strikeouts by a Yankee over a stretch without allowing any earned runs since it became an official stat in 1913, according to Elias…his 49K through 6/2 were the most strikeouts by a Yankee in games prior to allowing his first earned run of the season (since ER became an official statistic in 1913)…were the most by any pitcher since Aroldis Chapman (52K) in 2012...Was named to his second career All-Star team (also 2014)…according to Elias, is one of six Yankees selected as All-Stars in both their rookie and sophomore seasons, joining Joe DiMaggio, Ryne Duren, Hideki Matsui, Willie Randolph and Tom Tresh…made his first career All-Star appearance in the AL win in Cincinnati on 7/14, tossing a scoreless seventh inning, including a strikeout of Giants' 2B Joe Panik (1.0IP, 1BB, 1K)...Did not allow a home run over a career-best 54-game stretch from 8/16/14-7/3/15...Struck out at least one batter in 19 straight appearances from 4/10-5/19…struck out at least two batters without allowing a hit in six consecutive appearances from 4/19-29 (7.0IP, 1BB, 13K)…struck out at least two batters in eight straight games from 4/19-5/2 (9.1IP, 19K)...Earned his first save of the season-and the second of his career (also 7/7/14 at Cleveland)-in 5/2 win at Boston, striking out all four batters faced... according to Elias, joined Mariano Rivera (6/24/09 at Atlanta, 1.1IP, 4BF, 4K) and Hall-of-Famer Goose Gossage (5/14/82 at Oakland, 1.2IP, 5BF, 5K) as the only Yankees relievers to earn a save of four-or-more outs by facing at least four batters and striking every batter out...Became the first player in Major League history to toss no more than 1.1 inning, while striking out at least three batters in each of four consecutive outings when he did so from 5/26-6/1/15...Allowed an infield single to Kendrys Morales in 5/27 win vs. Kansas City, snapping a career-best 29AB hitless stretch dating to his final batter faced on 5/4 (previous best was 0-for-26 from 4/17-5/1/15)…allowed just 3BB/1IBB over the hitless span...Allowed his first earned run of the season in 6/5 win vs. Los Angeles-AL (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 2K)...Recorded his first career loss on 6/23 vs. Philadelphia, allowing 4ER in 1.0IP (2H, 2K, 2HP)…tied his career high in earned runs allowed (also 8/13/13 vs. Los Angeles-AL, 4ER in 0.2IP)...Allowed a two-run game-tying HR to Steven Souza, Jr. in the ninth inning of 7/4 win vs. Tampa Bay (1.1IP, 2H, 2ER, 2K, 1HR)…marked his first HR allowed since 8/13/14 at Baltimore (Jonathan Schoop), snapping a career-best 54-game homerless streak (59.2IP)…in his next outing, allowed a game-winning solo HR to Brett Lawrie to lead off the 10th on 7/7 vs. Oakland, giving up a run in consecutive games for the first time since 7/27/14 vs. Toronto (1R/0ER) and 7/29/14 at Texas (1R/1ER)…allowed a HR in back-to-back appearances for the first time in his career...Did not allow a run over an 18-appearance stretch from 7/8-8/19 (20.1IP, 30K)...Made second appearance in as many days on 8/23 vs. Cleveland, allowing a solo HR to Lindor in the eighth to record his third loss (1.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K)…was the first home run he allowed to a left-handed batter in his career (had faced his first 302 left-handed batters in his career prior to the homer)...In 9/7 win vs. Boston, faced six batters in a scoreless eighth inning (3BB, 3K)…is the only Yankees pitcher in the Expansion Era (since 1969) to issue 3BB and record 3K in a scoreless inning...Allowed 2H and 1ER in 1.0IP to suffer the loss in Game 2 on 10/3 at Baltimore…snapped a streak of 38 consecutive road games (8/28/14-9/22/15) without allowing an earned run and a stretch of 33 such games to start the season...Made his postseason debut in the Yankees' AL Wild Card Game loss vs. Houston on 10/6, allowing 1ER in 1.2IP in relief (1H, 1BB, 4K).
Went 5-0 with one save and a 1.40 ERA (90.0IP, 14ER) in 70 relief appearances with the Yankees… opponents batted .149 (46-for-308, 4HR); LH .163 (26-for-160, 0HR), RH .135 (20-for-148, 4HR)… retired 58-of-69 (84.1%) ﬁrst batters faced…allowed just 11-of-44 (25.0%) inherited runners to score... Of his 270 outs, 135 came via strikeout (50.0%)... His 135 K were most in a season for any Major League reliever since the Cubs' Carlos Marmol in 2010 (138K in 77.2IP), according to Elias, the only rookie relievers in Major League history with as many strikeouts in one seasonare Toronto's Mark Eichhorn in 1986 (166K in 157.0IP) and Boston's Dick Radatz in 1962 (144K in 124.2IP)... His 13.50K/9.0IP (90.0IP, 135K) and 4.60H/9.0IP (46H) were the best such marks in the Majors in 2014 for anypitcher with at least 75.0IP…his 4.60H/9.0IP ratio was the best such ratio in the history of the AL and thethird-best such single-season ratio in Major League history (Eric Gagne, 4.04 ratio, 37H, 82.1IP in 2003 withLos Angeles-NL; and Carlos Marmol, 4.12 ratio, 40H, 87.1IP in 2008 with Chicago-NL)-min. 75.0IP... Led all AL relievers in innings pitched…marked the highest IP total by a Yankee in relief since Scott Proctor in 2006 (102.1IP)... Had 51K through the Yankees' ﬁrst 50 games (4/1-5/26), becoming the ﬁrst rookie relief pitcher in Baseball historyto strike out at least 50 batters through his team's ﬁrst 50 games of a season…joined Ron Davis as the only Yankees relievers to reach at least 50K in the team's ﬁrst 50 games of a season (57 in 1981)... Reached the 50K mark in 28.2IP, the fewest innings needed to tally 50K in a season by a Yankees pitcher in franchise history, surpassing Ron Davis (31.1IP in 1981) and DavidRobertson (31.1IP in 2011)-credit:
Elias... Struck out at least two batters in each of nine straight appearances from 4/17-5/10, striking out 24 batters in13.2IP over the stretch…matched the longest streakof Mariano Rivera's career (two separate streaks ofnine straight games with at least 2K in each)-credit: Baseball Reference... Earned his ﬁrst Major League win on 4/26 vs. Los Angeles-AL, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 1BB, 3K, 1BK)... Did not allow a walk over a 10-game stretch from 5/10-6/1, during which he struck out 26 batters in 15.1IP... Struck out a career-high six batters-consecutively-in 2.1IP on 5/15 at the Mets, earning the win... Earned his ﬁrst Major League save in 7/7 win at Cleveland, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings... Was named to his ﬁrst career All-Star Game as voted on by his peers, but did not pitch in the 5-3 AL win at Target Field... Allowed a solo HR to Frazier in the eighth inning of 7/20 win vs. Cincinnati, snapping a personal 0-for-24 stretch against right-handed batters (credit: Elias)... Struck out his 100th batter on 8/5 vs. Detroit in his 50th game of the season…according to Elias, the only other Yankees pitchers to reach the 100K plateau through their ﬁrst 50 relief appearances of a season are Mariano Riverain 1996 and Joe Page in 1947... Struck out his 131st batter of the season (Kiermaier) in 9/17 winat Tampa Bay, surpassing Mariano Rivera (130K in 107.2IP in1996) for the highest single-season strikeout total by a relieverin Yankees history... Following the season, was the runner-up for the inaugural" Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award,"which was presented to Kansas City's Greg Holland…awardvoting is conducted by a panel of nine former relief pitchers, including Mariano Rivera…was also named to the Baseball America All-Rookie Team.
Did not record a decision, posting a 10.80 ERA (5.0IP, 6ER) in six relief appearances over three stints with the Yankees (5/16-24, 8/11-15 and 9/1-29)… opponents batted .375 (9-for-24, 1HR); LH .571 (4-for-7), RH .294 (5-for-17, 1HR) … retired four-of-six first batters faced … did not allow either of his two inherited runners to score.
Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/16, but did not appear in a game before being
optioned on 5/24.
Made his season debut in 8/13 win vs. Los Angeles-AL, allowing 5H and 4ER in 0.2IP (1BB, 2K, 1HR).
Tossed 2.1 perfect innings in 9/29 win at Houston, recording a career-high 4K in his longest career relief
Spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB, going 6-4 with five saves and a 2.68 ERA (84.0IP, 25ER) in 38 appearances (six starts) … ranked second among RailRiders pitchers with 108K.
Began the year in the starting rotation, going 2-2 with a 6.00 ERA (24.0IP, 16ER) in six starts before being moved to the bullpen on 5/10… in 32 relief outings, went 4-2 with a 1.35 ERA (60.0IP, 9ER).
Allowed just 1ER in his final 22 outings (6/19-8/30), tossing 41.1 innings of relief over
the stretch (20H, 18BB, 61K).