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Jays scouts attend Drabek start

News and notes from Wednesday in the minor leagues

Updated: July 23, 2009, 11:50 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Showcase showdown

Kyle Drabek, RHP, Phillies (Double-A Reading)
Wednesday's stats: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K
The Phillies remain the team most closely connected to Roy Halladay, and most believe that any deal would have to revolve around Drabek. Some think he's untouchable in any scenario, but that didn't stop the Jays from showing up in Altoona, Pa., on Wednesday night. It wasn't his best start of the year, but it was pretty damn good, and almost of more interest was how long he stayed in the game, as the 30 batters faced was his highest total since he got to Double-A.

One inning and a whole lot of questions

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa)
Wednesday's stats: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Arguably the top pitching prospect in the system, Chacin threw a grand total of nine pitches on Wednesday before being "removed as a precaution for possible, future organizational moves," as stated in the Tulsa press release. That's pretty darn vague. One could assume a trade, or one could assume a much more likely scenario of a series of moves related to Manny Corpas' surgery. Still, it's good to know, even if we don't know the whole picture.

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