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Gibby
07-20-2010, 04:05 PM
23. Kyle Drabek, rhp, Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire): Drabek's strikeouts are down, perhaps due in part to a slight dip in velocity, as he's sitting 90-91 according to some reports. His curveball remains plus, and his changeup has become average. A July 4 no-hitter hinted at his potential.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/top-100-prospects/2010/2610314.html

Travis d'Arnaud and Brett Wallace made the top 50 also. i expected JPA also.

Anyoneelse heard about drabek's drop in velocity? This is the first time im hearing about it. not sure if i should be worried.

idrinkpepsi
07-20-2010, 05:20 PM
Surprised JPA didnt crack the top 50, but good to see 3 prospects on the list none the less.

Bob Loblaw
07-20-2010, 06:07 PM
'his changeup has become average'

is that a good or bad?

JaysFan87
07-20-2010, 06:11 PM
^^^it used to be below average....its a good thing

BlueJayCarter
07-21-2010, 06:33 AM
I am not to concern with his drop in velocity. It might have been a change that he had with AA pitching staff. Or maybe his arm has been a little more tired this season. I think with his no-hitter a drop in velocity is not to worry.

The only thing I would be worried about if he is hiding an injury that will set him back even more.

blujaysrock
07-21-2010, 06:48 AM
I thought the article about his no hitter said he was sitting at 93-96 the whole night? Or something like that may have been 93-95.

edit: Here it is, maybe his velocity dipped after his no-no though?


He threw 24 pitches after three innings, 62 after six and finished with 98, was still throwing in the range of 95-97 mph in the ninth inning.

http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Drabek+hurls+no-hitter&articleId=ffc45bfb-b345-49b3-b5aa-e6de622170d6

BlueJayCarter
07-21-2010, 07:33 AM
Injury than?

Or less velocity so he doesn't use so much energy?

Ragun
07-21-2010, 10:01 AM
I thought the article about his no hitter said he was sitting at 93-96 the whole night? Or something like that may have been 93-95.

edit: Here it is, maybe his velocity dipped after his no-no though?



http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Drabek+hurls+no-hitter&articleId=ffc45bfb-b345-49b3-b5aa-e6de622170d6

wtf? if his velocity droped 6-7 mph, we should be worried.

LunchBox
07-21-2010, 10:33 AM
No Hitter - July 4

BA Mid Season prospect list - July 9th

Sounds like someone has the wrong facts

Bjaxn45
07-21-2010, 11:08 AM
These baseball america things are based on seeing the guy pitch probably all of 2-3 times and possibly only once. These things are so quick to judge a guy just because they really cant see every game so they go with what they see in limited action.

Gibby
07-21-2010, 01:41 PM
i am not going to worry about the drop in velocity sicne i havent read about it anywhere else. it may just happened once or twice.

Asham
07-21-2010, 01:58 PM
I think you should be more worried about whether he continues to develop his changeup rather than a drop in velocity. I've also heard his fastball is still kind of flat

bartron_44
07-21-2010, 03:58 PM
I bet he is simply working on a 2 seamer like Brandon Morrow is rather than simply firing 4 seamers as hard as he can. Morrow can throw like 97 mph too when he wants too, but often sits around 91-92 lately for most of the game to try and create movement........This is the same change that turned Doc into the one of the best pitchers of our time...teach the guy not to throw, but to pitch :).