• Full name Paul Blackburn
  • Born 12/04/1993 in Antioch, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 196 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Heritage
  • Debut 07/01/2017
  • Drafted in the C-A round (56th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $911,700).
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    Blackburn stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 180 pounds. He is a good athlete and shows a clean delivery that he repeats well. His fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range and tops out at 94. Scouts can still project on Blackburn. His curveball and changeup show promise and he could eventually have three plus pitches. Because of his athleticism and smooth mechanics, scouts believe he will also eventually pitch with above-average control and command. He shows good feel and poise on the mound, too. Blackburn has consistently pitched well throughout the spring and is interested in professional baseball, so scouts don't believe he'll wind up at Arizona State, where he has committed.

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Career Transactions

  • Oakland Athletics placed RHP Paul Blackburn on the 15-day injured list retroactive to May 11, 2024. Stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
  • Oakland Athletics activated RHP Paul Blackburn from the 15-day injured list.
  • Oakland Athletics sent RHP Paul Blackburn on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas Aviators.
  • Oakland Athletics sent RHP Paul Blackburn on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas Aviators.
  • Oakland Athletics sent RHP Paul Blackburn on a rehab assignment to Las Vegas Aviators.
  • Oakland Athletics sent RHP Paul Blackburn on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
  • Oakland Athletics sent RHP Paul Blackburn on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
  • Oakland Athletics placed RHP Paul Blackburn on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 27, 2023. Right middle fingernail avulsion.

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