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.