Thursday Morning Velo News And Notes: 3/26/15

- Dellin Betances' velo!!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "But Betances' heater hasn't warmed up this spring. And that's led to results not exactly befitting of a man who appeared on the fast track to become Mariano Rivera's longterm replacement as Yankees closer...

His fastball only reached 94 mph, according to the notoriously generous YES Network radar gun."

- Masahiro Tanaka's velo!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"What was worrisome was the admission by Tanaka that he did not have full confidence in his fastball, and the nagging suspicion that the real reason why Tanaka has not cut loose is fear. The fear that to really let fly with a fastball will cause pain in his torn UCL, which the Yankees chose to rehabilitate without surgery last year -- or pain, which Tanaka, manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild all insist is not there."

Also from those articles:

- Betances had pitched almost twice as many innings at this time last year (10.1) as he has this year (5.1), and he was pitching low-mid 90s then just like he is now.

- Tanaka struck out 7 batters in 4.2 innings yesterday while walking only 1, and he explained the "drop" in his velocity by saying he's been throwing more 2-seamers than 4-seamers this year.  Perfectly reasonable.

- This list of people said they had no concerns about Betances' or Tanaka's velocity: Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman, Larry Rothschild.