Buzz: Roommats Betances & Banuelos

A recurring feature of the blog, Buzz, will follow Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, as well as other top Yankee prospects, all season.

The future of the Yankees not only share high expectations, they shared a room. Last year, at Double-A Trenton, Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos lived in a large two-room, $2,200 per month apartment with teammates, Melky Mesa and Jose Pirela.

Betances and Banuelos would stay in one room, while Mesa and Pirela had the other.

"On the road, Manny was my roommate, too," Betances said.

Betances, 23, would wake up at about 10 a.m. for a 7 p.m. game. Often, he and Banuelos would have lunch.

"I've known him for a long time," Banuelos said. "This is the third year play together. He is a nice person. He is a nice buddy."

Having grown up in the city, Betances, who turns 24, takes a leadership role with a lot of the Spanish-speaking players, helping them understand their leases and other tasks that are made more difficult being in a foreign land.

"I try to help the Latin and Spanish guys because a lot of times they don't know how to fill out the application [for the lease,]" Betances said. "That is why a lot of times I stay with them."