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Paul Blackburn

#58 | RHP
Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics
Paul Blackburn
Name: Paul Blackburn
Born: Dec 4, 1993 in Oakley, Calif. USA
High School: Heritage HS, Brentwood, Calif.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career58.23.221.262.453.38
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (56th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $911,700)
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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