Kyle Drabek Stellar in AA Win


The Jays have to like what they’ve seen from off season acquisition Kyle Drabek in his last few starts. Facing Portland (Boston affiliate) and their ace Casey Kelly, he was able shut them down for his 5th win of the season, outlasting his highly rated opponent. It wasn’t an easy team to face offensively, as they have guys like Anthony Rizzo, Ryan Kalish, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Jose Iglesias in the lineup.

Drabek’s line: 7 IP/ 6 hits/ 0 ER/ 0 BB/ 4 Ks/ 13 Ground Outs/ 3 Fly Outs

His ERA has thus been lowered to 3.06 on the year and he looks to be inching closer to a AAA promotion. Still, the Jays may decide to leave him in AA for a while longer so that he can build his confidence. After all, the Jays did promote both Brett Cecil and Marc Rzepczynski from AA to the majors last season, so the same may hold true for Kyle.

Kyle got some offensive support from the likes of Adam Calderon who hit his 6th HR of the season and had a 3 for 4 day. Shawn Bowman, Brad Emaus, and Adam Loewen all chipped in with a double each.

The New Hampshire Fishercats now sit at 24-12 on the year (.667) and have a 3.5 game lead over Trenton (NYY). and a 4 game lead over Portland (BOS). Ahhh, how nice it is to see that the future is as I call it – brighter for the Jays than for any of their division rivals! Time to turn the tables on the AL East bullies is coming up quickly, proven by the rankings in the Easter League!

Tags: Adam Calderone Adam Loewen Brad Emaus Brett Cecil Kyle Drabek

  • http://bbsoftwares.com TooLong

    How is it that Boston’s affiliate and New York’s sit behind us in minor league standings at second and third I am assuming. Also how is it that Boston seems to have so many up and coming players like Anthony Rizzo, Ryan Kalish, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Jose Iglesias in the lineup as mentioned. I don’t know who these guys are but if they were mentioned I am sure they must be good. Basically what I am asking is how do they have so many good prospects if they always end up in first or second place, shouldn’t their drafting be very poor as they always end up with low picks?

  • http://jaysjournal.com Mat Germain

    The Red Sox and Yankees usually end up with very nice prospects for many reasons. First, they have the money to spend on scouting the right players – a must to draft well. Second, they always get the edge in getting above slot guys on board late in the draft because they’re willing to overpay. I know he hasn’t panned out, but Andrew Brackman is the perfect example. Finally, there are so many great prospects in baseball that every single team has a real shot of getting some. The difference maker is in getting well above-average guys, not just slightly above average.

    The Jays do very well in getting some good players through their system and have been recognized for it by BA and other prospect analysts.