In 2014-2015 Dillon attended the University of Central Arkansas. “Coming out of a small town, playing at the Division 1 level is what you worked toward. When I got to UCA, there were a lot of adjustments to be made and it was the first time I was really faced with adversity since my sophomore year of high school(Tommy John Surgery). Getting the opportunity to go to UCA was a blessing and I was thankful for my time there and the people I got to meet.”
2015-2016 Drabble transferred to Seminole State College(OK) leading the Trojans in wins as a pitcher, where he finished, 8-2, 70 IP, 82 strikeouts. After forgoing his commitment to TexasA&M, he was selected in the 17th round by the Kansas City Roylas in 2016. “Best decision I ever made was going to Seminole. It was an honor to play for Coach Z(Lloyd Simmons). Some of the best friends and memories I’ll never forget.”
From 2016-2019 he played in 3 minor league seasons. In his first year of Rookie Ball, Drabble made 14 appearances leading the team in innings pitched, 60 IP, 51 Ks, and 9BB. 2017 he struck out a career high 8 batters in 5 IP. In 2018 he was a part of the Lexington Legends championship team. “My experiencein pro ball didn’t go the way I had planned, but it went exactly the way God planned. Playing in the Kansas City Royals organization was a dream come true. They truly cared about who you are as a person not only on the field but off.”
“My goal at Proformance is that through the experiences, obstacles, mentors, knowledge, and wisdom that God has given me through life and the game of baseball, that I am able to serve and give back what I’ve been given.”
Drabble, a Texarkana native, graduated from Genoa Central High School(AR), where he was All-Conference, All-State, and two time 3A Arkansas State Champion. Finished his senior season 8-0 with a 1.58 ERA, pitching a 7-inning shut-out game in the State Championship, earning MVP honors.