Ryan Drese, starting pitcher
Was this his last chance?
Most likely. He’ll turn 36 on opening day 2012, and in 44 innings with Norfolk last year gave up 64 hits with a 14-11 BB-K ratio. He was released in late May and didn’t hook up with an independent team. If you were to rank all the pitchers in the International League last season in order of their likelihood of having a future major league career, Ryan Drese might rank at the very bottom.