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New York Yankees 2023 Top 30 Prospect Wraps: Brendan Beck

The New York Yankees have been waiting to see Brendan Beck, a Stanford product who needed surgery after he was drafted. will review each of the New York Yankees’ Top 30 prospects, as ranked by at the end of the 2023 season.

No. 21: RHP Brendan Beck, Hudson Valley Renegades (High-A), Florida Complex League Yankees (Rookie)

Statistics for 2023: 0-1, 1.59 ERA, 10 games (all starts). Threw 34 innings, allowed 24 hits, six runs (all earned), two home runs. Struck out 40, walked seven, .198 opponent batting average, 0.91 WHIP.

At FCL: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, one games (start). Threw three innings, allowed no hits, no runs, no home runs. Struck out five, walked none, .000 opponent batting average, 0.00 WHIP.

At Hudson Valley: 0-1, 1.74, nine games (all starts). Threw 31 innings, allowed 24 hits, six runs (all earned), two home runs. Struck out 35, walked seven. .214 opponent batting average, 1.00 WHIP.

Season Transactions: Beck started the season on Tampa’s 60-day injured list. He began a rehab assignment on June 12 with the FCL Yankees. He was activated on June 21 and promoted to Hudson Valley. He finished the season on the 7-day injured list.

Season Summary: Tommy John surgery put off his pro debut until this season, but Beck was worth the wait, even in a small sample size. The low ERA, combined with the strikeout-to-walk ratio, is the pitcher the Yankees were hoping they would get when they drafted him. Batters hit under-.200 against him.

Road Through the Organization: The Yankees drafted him in the second round in 2021 and had hoped the polished Stanford product — who was the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year in 2021 — would progress fast. Tommy John surgery put an end to that and he wasn’t able to make his pro debut until this season.

What’s next: What Beck had before the injury was a high-quality make-up, a good pitch mix and a work ethic any organization would love. Based on the small sample in 2023, it appears he still has it. Per, he reminded some scouts of Shane Bieber coming out of school. But he has to stay healthy, and he ended the season on the 7-day injured list. At 24, he can still emerge as a potential starter for the Yankees. But he has to remain on the bump every week and progress toward Double-A Somerset next season.

2023 New York Yankees Top 30 Prospect Wraps:

No. 30 Elijah Dunham | No. 29 Danny Watson | No. 28 Edgar Barclay | No. 27 Justin Lange | No. 26 Yoendrys Gomez | No. 25 Matt Sauer | No. 24 Agustin Ramirez | No. 23 Ben Rice | No. 22: Anthony Hall