Drabek, Flande to pitch in Futures Game

Kyle Drabek, who may have surpassed Carlos Carrasco as the organization's top pitching prospect, will pitch in the 2009 Futures Game, scheduled for All-Star Week in St. Louis. Drabek is 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts at Double A Reading and is 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 13 starts between Clearwater and Reading.

Drabek is one of two Phillies who will participate in the game, which has featured the likes of Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard in the past.

Yohan Flande, a 22-year-old lefthander currently at Class A Clearwater, will pitch for the World Team. Flande is 7-1 with a 2.52 ERA in 13 starts this season.

Last year, righthander Carlos Carrasco, short stop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson all competed in the game.