Originally Posted by Shaknb8k
A wreck involving alcohol is different than a normal ol' wreck. I know we dont know if alcohol was definatly involved but i dont see it making the article if it wasnt. But it all goes back to what Caveat said. HS pitchers dont need any help in the risk column
OK...back to the story. Supposedly he wrecked his Escalade on the way to his sister's cheerleading competition from football practice. He says he didn't drink any water and kind of passed out. Kind of weird. He says he was lucky to make it out alive.
But there is some good in the article. He says he quit drinking 2 years ago and Josh Barfield's brother backs it up by saying he used to party all of the time. Now he just hangs out with his dad. One coach says that his demeanor on the field is just like Josh Beckett had in HS and he doesn't see Beckett doing that now.
If Drabek was just a pitcher, I would be very scared if the Reds drafted him. Not only b/c of the issues, but because the Reds cannot draft and produce pitching stars. But this is different, since he is an all world hitter as well. If he hurts his arm he might be able to become a legitimate IFer.
I cannot wait for the draft.