Short-Season Dish: Drabek Solid In NY-P Debut

Prospect Of The Day

Righthander Kyle Drabek (Phillies) was promoted from the Gulf Coast League and debuted with short-season Williamsport. He allowed an unearned run in 4 1/3 innings and gave up just one hit, walked three and struck out five.

Prospect Nuggets

The New York-Penn League resumed play, but several teams showed signs of an all-star break hangover. Brooklyn righthander Scott Shaw (Mets) threw 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball and struck out 10, while Richard Zagone (Orioles) went six shutout innings allowing one hit and walking three. . . The Gorgen borthers both pitched well on Thursday. Righthander Scott Gorgen (Cardinals) started for Batavia and threw five shutout innings and struck out nine. Hudson Valley righthander Matthew Gorgen (Rays) notched his 12th save with a scoreless inning. . . Spokane righthander Neil Ramirez (Rangers) bounced back from a rough outing to allow one run in four innings. . . Boise third baseman Josh Vitters (Cubs) ended his 26-game hitting streak on Wednesday, but might have started a new one on Thursday. He went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double. . . State College shortstop Chase D’Arnaud (Pirates) is very hot right now. He is hitting .500 for the past week after going 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs on Thursday. D’Arnaud also doubled in two at-bats in the NY-P League All-Star Game on Tuesday.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander David Phelps (Yankees) takes the mound for Staten Island and will face righthander Brad Peacock (Nationals) for Vermont. Meanwhile, Chris Ray (Orioles) is slated to make a rehab appearance for Aberdeen.