This blog post has been updated.

The Phillies' most exciting pitching prospect since Cole Hamels is on his way to eastern Pennsylvania.

Kyle Drabek, the team's top draft pick in 2006, has been promoted to Double-A Reading. He will pitch for the Reading Phillies Thursday night, when the club hosts Akron at 7:05.

Drabek, a 21-year-old righthander with power stuff, was 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 10 games, nine starts, at single A Clearwater. In 61 2/3 innings, he allowed 49 hits and struck out 74.

Drabek is the son of former major league pitcher Doug Drabek, the National League Cy Young Award winner in 1990.