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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » The Philadelphia Phillies did good to not move Kyle Drabek in any trades

The Philadelphia Phillies did good to not move Kyle Drabek in any trades

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by chinmusic on Sunday 2 August 2009 at 11:25 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies resisted trading 21-year old righty starting pitcher Kyle Drabek and that’s how they wound up with Cliff Lee instead of Roy Halladay. But, in a couple of years that will look like a master stroke by the Phillies. Drabek was the Phillies’ #5 rated prospect coming into this season according to Baseball America and he’s showing why. Drabek has pitched in 21 games (19 starts) in A+AA ball this season and he is 11-2 with a 2.99 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Drabek has only allowed 117 hits in 135 1/3 innings this season while whiffing 127 batters which shows what kind of stuff he has. Drabek also has good blood lines as his dad was Doug Drabek. Kyle’s dad pitched 13 seasons in the major leagues appearing in 398 games (387 starts) in which he was 155-134 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Doug Drabek was also the Cy Young Award winner in the 1990 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During the 1990 season, Sr. Drabek started 33 games in which he was 22-6 with a 2.76 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. The Phillies hope that Kyle Drabek learns some tricks from his dad who was a really solid major league starting pitcher.

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