IP 77
ERA 7.481
WHIP 2.104
BB/9 8.883
SO/9 9
  • Full name Tyler Blandford
  • Born 01/25/1988 in Owensboro, KY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 165 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oklahoma State
  • Drafted in the 5th round (143rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2009 (signed for $325,000).
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    Blandford easily had the best stuff and worst control on a deep Oklahoma State staff that underachieved this season as the Cowboys couldn't even qualify for the Big 12 tournament. He's similar to Garrett Richards of archrival Oklahoma, with a 6-foot-2, 215-pound build, power stuff and little idea how to locate it. His 93-95 mph fastball and his hard slider are both swing-and-miss pitches when they're close enough to the strike zone. He can reach 97 with his fastball, though it's fairly straight. The bite on is slider is inconsistent, and he's working on a changeup but must command his heater better to set it up. Blandford's control has gotten worse in each of his three seasons at Oklahoma State. His best outing of the year was a two-hitter against Oklahoma and Richards in which Blandford struck out a career-high 12 batters--and required 166 pitches to get 25 outs. On stuff alone, he wouldn't last past the second round. He'll probably last at least two rounds longer, and he profiles better as a reliever than as a starter in pro ball.

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