He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees and New York Mets from 2011 to 2021.
In 2005, Betances was named an Aflac All-American, the first player from New York City to receive the honor.
SchoolSports.com rated Betances as the tenth best high school prospect in 2006.
His parents, Jaime and Maria, immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic.
Spanish was Betances' first language.