- Full name Blake Andrew Klassen
- Born 09/26/2000 in Ladera Ranch, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School UC Santa Barbara
Drafted in the 17th round (501st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportKlassen is a strong, 6-foot-2, 205-pound first baseman and designated hitter with solid lefthanded power. He hit .352/.413/.648 with 10 home runs for UC Santa Barbara this spring and led the team with a .648 slugging percentage. Klassen is a mature hitter who can use the entire field, although most of his power comes to the pull side. He hits the ball hard and has the size and stength to continue to make hard contact in pro ball. Klassen is a well below-average runner with limited defensive value. He can only play first base and is best as a DH.