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Drabek set for major league debut Wednesday vs. O's

Sep 12, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

The run of high-impact promotions this season in Major League Baseball has been incredible. And it's not yet complete. According to the Associated Press, via ESPN.com, the Blue Jays called up right-handed prospect Kyle Drabek...

The run of high-impact promotions this season in Major League Baseball has been incredible.  And it’s not yet complete.

According to the Associated Press, via ESPN.com, the Blue Jays called up right-handed prospect Kyle Drabek from Double-A New Hampshire on Sunday and plan to start him Wednesday against the Orioles.

We’ve seen great performances all around the league this year from mid-season call-ups.  Mike Stanton has turned the power down with the Marlins, Buster Posey provided a spark with the Giants, and Aroldis Chapman is hitting triple-digits with his fastball for the Reds.  Youngsters are making headlines all around the baseball universe in 2010.  Drabek shouldn’t disappoint, either.

Acquired from the Phillies for Roy Halladay back in December of 2009, the 22-year-old righty has thrown together a 2.94 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 27 starts at the Double-A level this season.  He threw a no-hitter on July 4 and has tallied 132 strikeouts in 162 innings. 

The Blue Jays will go with a six-man rotation down the stretch to ensure Drabek gets regular looks.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Sep 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Should be very interesting.

  2. JBerardi - Sep 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    If there’s one thing the Blue Jays have done well in recent years, it’s develop young pitching, and I doubt Drabek will be an exception.

  3. Proudly Canadian - Sep 12, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Philadelphia deserves most of the credit for developing Drabek. The Jays were wise to have him pitch in Double A this year. The Jays Triple A franchise is in Las Vegas which is a hitters paradise. It was best to build his confidence in a more neutral ball park.
    How about today’s come from behind walk off home run by Adam Lind against Tampa Bay’s closer!!!!!!!!

  4. Old Gator - Sep 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    It’s hard to imagine that the Jays won’t be a serious contender next season. I know there’s a tendency for youngish teams to take a step backwards after making serious strides the prior season, but even if it turns out that some of these guys had career years this year – Bautista, especially – this is a much better team than anyone thought it was going to be. It’s going to be interesting watching the un-Ricciardi ply his trade this offseason. Big priority: be ready to replace Kevin Gregg when he goes back into the porcelain goddess next season. This season, he’s been luckier than good.

  5. sportsdrenched - Sep 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Does anyone know if he’s any relation to Doug Drabek?
    It’s September, no reason he shouldn’t get a cup of coffee.

  6. Reflex - Sep 13, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Its his son, so yeah, close relation to Doug Drabek. ;)

  7. Jonny5 - Sep 13, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    Stanton has turned the power down? Wouldn’t that be turned the power on, or Power up? Drew, really? Last week you said Polanco is the Phills second baseman….. this morning, “First, Davidoff says that general manager Omar Minaya “very likely will be” reassigned to a different tole”. Proof reading might be something you want to look into from here on out. Maybe Craig can do it for you before you hit that post button?

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