Originally Posted by edabbs44
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.
having had my share of fun times in hs, i feel a bit hypocritical saying this, but im saying this thinking about the reds and not him personally. id still stay away. if it were a choice of 4 guys, say
id take the other 3 before drabek. i think thats gonna be his problem. he might be better than all the others, but throw in the problems, even if in the past, and teams will say, why take the gamble if i dont have to