Kyle Drabek: Baseball Prospect Report

Posted: 14th November 2009 by Eric Stashin in MLB
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Kyle Drabek, the son of former NL Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek, has seen his name pop up in trade rumors quite a bit in recent months. With the Phillies angling to acquire Cliff Lee (which they did without parting with Drabek) and potentially Roy Halladay, it would make sense that teams would target the player who may be the best pitching prospect in the system. Pitching between Single and Double-A last season, Drabek went 12-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 163 innings in 2009. He showed excellent control, posting a K/9 of 8.23 versus a BB/9 of 2.76. Having undergone Tommy John surgery in 2007, itÆs safe to say that he is showing no ill effects from the procedure. His curveball is his calling card, with Padres prospect Mat Latos (who played with Drabek in 2005 at the ôAflac All ...

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