BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Blake Burkhalter

#62 | RHP
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Blake Burkhalter
Name: Blake Jackson Burkhalter
Born: Sep 19, 2000 in Tuscaloosa, AL United States
High School: Northview HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 204 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (76th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2022 (signed for $647,500)
Burkhalter was one of the most effective relievers in the country, as he piled up strikeouts and helped pitch the Tigers to Omaha with a plus fastball and plus slider. His 16 saves were second most in the country. He finished with a sparkling 71-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 46.1 innings. His 93-96 mph four-seam fastball has touched 98. Thanks to his short stature (6-foot), its flat plane and its life, he can throw it for swings and misses up in the zone, but he really wants to finish off hitters with a truly diabolical hard (85-91 mph) slider/cutter. It has modest movement, but its power, especially at its upper velocity range, makes for a lot of feeble swings. He lives on the outer edge of the plate down and away from righthanded hitters. Lefthanded hitters have a better chance, as his slider isn’t as effective against them, but he has developed a mid-80s fringe-average changeup to keep them honest. With two plus pitches, Burkhalter is one of the better available college relievers in this year’s class.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2022 Game Logs
  • 2022 Splits
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining