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CY YOUNG SCION
Ben Reiter
February 28, 2011
KYLE DRABEK
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February 28, 2011

Cy Young Scion

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KYLE DRABEK

RHP, BLUE JAYS

Toronto is suddenly loaded with talented young arms, none with more upside than the 23-year-old son of 1990 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek. The most prized of the prospects obtained in the trade that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies in 2009, the 6'1" Texan spent last season at Double A—he had a 2.94 ERA and was the Eastern League pitcher of the year—before getting three starts as a September call-up. Drabek, who has a chance to win a rotation spot out of camp, has always had a devastating 12-to-6 curveball to complement a mid-90s fastball. The only thing holding him back now is the absence of an effective changeup, which he has devoted himself to improving this spring.

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