Drew joins the Cubs as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training having pitched in parts of the last five seasons with Philadelphia
(2008-11), San Diego (2011) and Toronto (2012) ... owns a 1-1 record with a 7.56 ERA (28 ER/33.1 IP) in 23 games (one
start) in the big leagues. ...His 12 appearances in 2011 between the Phillies and Padres marked
his most extensive major league action in a season.
...Has struck out 33 in 33.1 major league innings (8.9 strikeouts per 9.0
...Owns a 56-39 record with a 3.50 ERA (304 ER/782.1 IP) in 174
games (117 starts) in seven seasons at the minor league level.
...Has recorded 611 strikeouts compared to 233 walks in the minors.
...Originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of
the 2006 draft out of Long Beach State.
...Is a 2003 graduate of Vacaville (Calif.) High School, where he was a
member of the National Honor Society.
...Earned team MVP honors three times during his high school career.2012Began the year in Toronto's system and made six July relief appearances with the Blue Jays before he was designated for
assignment, August 4 ... he elected free agency and signed a minor league deal with the Mets, August 9, pitching for Double-A
Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo in the season's final month. ...After starting the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, had his contract
purchased by Toronto, July 3.
...Posted a 5.00 ERA (5 ER/9.0 IP) in six relief appearances ... recorded
a career-high five strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work, July 25 vs. Oakland.
...Went a combined 6-3 with three saves and a 3.09 ERA (29 ER/84.1 IP)
in 31 games (12 starts) between Binghamton, Las Vegas and Buffalo.
...Struck out 72 while issuing just 21 free passes in 84.1 innings.
...Allowed just one earned run in 9.2 innings (0.93 ERA) in 10 games in
the Mets minor league system between Binghamton and Buffalo.2011Appeared in six games in relief for both Philadelphia and San Diego... Combined to go 0-0 with a 7.98 ERA... Spent the majority of his season at Lehigh Valley (AAA) in the Phillies organization... Held opponents to a .213 average, recording a WHIP of 0.98... His 1.79 ERA was the best on the club for anyone with 60+ innings of work... ON TO SAN DIEGO: Was claimed off outright waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sept. 2... Worked scoreless ball in four of his six outings for the Padres... Held opposing hitters to a .213 (48-for-225) opponents batting average at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2011.2010Made his 1st career Opening Day roster...Was optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 4/9...Had a team-best 17.2-inning scoreless streak, 6/23-7/10...Lost a no-hitter with 1 out in the 6th inning, 7/5 vs Pawtucket...Recalled from Lehigh Valley on 7/20 and made his only
ML appearance that night at STL (L, 3.0 IP) when Jamie
Moyer left game with an injury...Optioned back to Lehigh Valley on 7/25 where he
finished the season...Held opponents to a .208 avg (27-130) with RISP and a
.192 avg (10-52) with RISP & 2 outs...Ranked 2nd on the staff with 14 quality starts...His win on 9/1 at Pawtucket was the 19th in his Lehigh
Valley career, the most in club history2009Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Pitched a season-high 8.0 scoreless innings, 6/27 vs Norwich (5 H, BB, 7 SO)...Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 10 of his 25 games...Won 5 consecutive starts, 5/26-6/16...Allowed 3 ER or less in 17 of his 25 games...Was recalled on 5/16 and earned his 1st ML win in his
1st ML start that night at WSH (4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER,
3 BB, 4 SO); earned the win despite not pitching 5.0
innings due to the game being rain-shortened during
the 5th inning...Optioned back to Lehigh Valley following the game...Was recalled 2 more times: 7/23 & 9/11...Optioned to Lakewood (A) on 9/13 during the South
Atlantic League championship series2008Went a combined 9-12, 4.59 ERA, 42 BB, 106 SO in 25 starts between Reading (AA), Clearwater (A) and
Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Began the season at Reading
...Was on the disabled list at Reading (turf toe on right foot), 5/30-6/16...Threw two CG with Clearwater, the first a 7.0-inning SHO, 6/27 at St. Lucie (gm 2) and the 2nd, 7/21 at
Jupiter (W, 9.0 IP, ER)...Was transferred back to Reading in early August and
went 3-1, 4.00 ERA (12 ER, 27.0 IP) in 4 starts, 8/6-22...Had a season-high 8 SO, 8/22 at Trenton (W, 7.0 IP, 2 H,
R, 0 ER) and was named Phillies Minor League Pitcher
of the Week, 8/18-24...Had his contract purchased on 8/27 and pitched 1.0
scoreless inning in relief in his ML debut that night vs
NYM; was optioned to Reading following the game...Was transferred to Lehigh Valley where he made his
final start of the season, 8/31 at Pawtucket (L, 7.0 IP,
6 H, 2 ER).2007Spent the season with Clearwater...Led the Florida State League in wins (17) and SHO (2),
T-1st in CG (3) and finished 2nd in innings (163.0) and 6th in ERA (3.20)...Named an FSL midseason All-Star...Had a pro-best 10 SO in his 1st pro SHO, 7/19 vs Dunedin...Pitched a 7.0-inning perfect game, 8/27 vs Ft. Myers...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week
twice, 7/16-22 and 8/27-9/3...Went 7-4, 4.69 in 12 starts prior to the All-Star break
and 10-2, 2.05 ERA in 12 starts after the break...Went 8-1, 2.32 ERA over his final 10 starts of the season...Pitched at least 6.0 innings 20 times with 19 quality
starts...Made 3 relief appearances (1-1, SV, 5.84 ERA) and 24
starts (16-5, 2.99 ERA)...Went 2-0, 2.92 ERA in 2 playoff starts as Clearwater
won the FSL Championship2006Split his 1st pro season between the Gulf Coast
League Phillies (R) and Batavia (A)