An interesting bit from Shi Davidi's latest story on Kyle Drabek:
"For someone like Drabek, who at times struggles to maintain his composure on the mound, being a force-fed steady diet of adversity may be exactly what he needs.
"That's one thing Brad Mills spoke of at length when he came up prior to his first start, is that the adversities that you're faced with there have a tangible benefit," says Blue Jays manager John Farrell. "That comes from having to find a way to fight through to get into the middle and later part of the game.
"While we can't replicate the major-league setting, that offensive environment that pitchers pitch in may be the closest thing we could ever replicate to the major-league level. … The ability to keep it together and make a pitch when things aren't going well, there a lot of benefits that can come out of it from a mental standpoint for a young pitcher." "