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Kyle Drabek | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (18) / PHI

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Giants signed SS/RHP Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract.
The Giants plan on using Drabek at shortstop, which will be a big adjustment after spending the first 11 years of his career as a pitcher. Maybe it's for the best. The former first-round pick holds a 5.26 ERA over 43 major league appearances and has failed to make a real impact anywhere he's gone. Drabek could return to the mound at some point but for now he'll concentrate on learning shortstop. Mon, Jul 18, 2016 11:24:00 AM

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Diamondbacks released RHP Kyle Drabek.

Drabek, now 28, made one appearance with the Diamondbacks in April and had an ugly 6.68 ERA over 11 starts and four relief appearances in Triple-A. The former top prospect will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent RHP Kyle Drabek outright to Triple-A Reno.

Drabek was designated for assignment last week after walking four batters in a two-inning relief appearance for Arizona. He passed through waivers unclaimed.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Kyle Drabek for assignment.

Drabek walked four batters and allowed one run over two innings in his lone appearance with the big club. Matt Buschmann is replacing him in the bullpen.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Reno.

Drabek had a 1.29 ERA in seven innings this spring and nearly made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster. Instead he'll join the club for its second regular-season game. The righty will work in a mop-up role.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract.

Drabek pitched in the majors only three times in 2015, but he's a former top prospect with a decent minor league track record. The 27-year-old righty could see some time with the Diamondbacks at some point in 2016.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 03:58:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Kyle Drabek outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Drabek had allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of relief in his brief time up with the White Sox.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 02:19:00 PM

White Sox designated RHP Kyle Drabek for assignment.

Drabek had allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of relief for the White Sox. The former top prospect could draw some interest on waivers.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:28:00 PM

White Sox claimed RHP Kyle Drabek off waivers from the Blue Jays.

The former top prospect has lost all his steam over the last few years, but the White Sox figure to get him a shot as a reliever and he's probably worth a gamble. Drabek has had major control issues in the majors, posting a 5.27 ERA and 5.8 BB/9 ratio. He's been good this spring, allowing two runs while striking out seven over seven frames.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Kyle Drabek struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief Saturday against the Yankees.

Drabek entered the day having allowing two runs in three innings, but the reports on him this spring have been encouraging. He's out of options, but the Blue Jays certainly have room for him in their wide-open bullpen. Keep an eye on him.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Kyle Drabek to Triple-A Buffalo.

Drabek struck out five over three scoreless relief frames, but that wasn't enough to keep him around. He'll return next month.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.

He will work as the long man in the Jays bullpen for the time being. The former top prospect has split his time between the rotation and the bullpen at Buffalo this season, compiling a 4.00 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 67/28 K/BB ratio over 96 2/3 innings. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHPs Kyle Drabek and Chad Jenkins and LHP Sean Nolin to Triple-A Buffalo.

Drabek has always had control issues and that was no different this camp, as he walked six and hit a batter over his eight innings. He needs to log some minor league innings as he further distances himself from Tommy John surgery.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Kyle Drabek walked three and yielded one run in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday in relief versus the Phillies.

Drabek is a long shot rotation candidate for the Blue Jays after returning from Tommy John surgery late last season. Realistically, he needs to prove himself in Triple-A for a month or two before getting a shot.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said that Kyle Drabek "stood out" during his first spring training bullpen session Monday.

"He was one guy that stood out for me today," Walker said. "His delivery looked sound, I love where his hands are right now. He located the ball down in the zone, his changeup was outstanding." Walker added that Drabek will be "in the mix" for a starting job if he can throw strikes, because "there's no question that's a major league-calibre arm." Drabek missed a good chunk of 2013 while working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, but he's healthy now and the 26-year-old will try to show why he was once considered a top prospect. He'll most likely begin the year at Triple-A.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 08:11:00 PM

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