Kyle Drabek, Future Cy Young or Future Sigh?

Posted: 21st December 2009 by Michael Kirshenbaum in MLB
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Kyle Drabek could possibly become the greatest pitcher in baseball for the next 15 years, but the chances of that happening are very slim. In fact, I am glad we got rid of Drabek. The Phillies, who are one of the oldest franchises in baseball, have rarely had a homegrown stud pitcher in the past 60 years. Every year the Phillies have a new "future ace" pitcher, and every year the guy either fizzles out, or the next year is still struggling at the minor-league level (e.g. Scott Mathieson). Kyle Drabek, a 22-year-old who has already had Tommy John surgery, is more likely to become the next Carlton Loewer (remember him? Of course not, he was terrible) before he become the next Robin Roberts. The Phillies seemingly do a great job of picking position players in the draft (Utley, Howard, Ruiz, R ...

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