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Seth Blair

#19 | RHP | PadresSD
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Seth Blair
Name: Seth A. Blair
Born: Mar 3, 1989 in Rock Falls, Ill. USA
High School: Rock Falls (Ill.) HS
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019263.811.313.8111.42
Career336.15.221.635.227.63
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (46th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 (signed for $751,500)
A Top 200 draft prospect out of Rock Falls (Ill.) High in 2007, signability caused Blair to drop to the 47th round and he headed west to Arizona State. He always had good stuff, and his results have taken a step forward every year there. He came into the season expecting to be Arizona State's Saturday starter, but was thrust into the Friday night lights when lefthander Josh Spence was shut down all season. He stepped up nicely, helping the Sun Devils get off to a 24-0 start and rank among the nation's top teams all season. Blair showed electric stuff earlier in the season, sitting 93-95 mph and even touching 97. He tailed off a little as the year went on, but he still pitches at 92-94. It's a heavy fastball with riding life and some sink when it's down in the zone, although it can flatten out later in games. His curveball is an average pitch now with a chance to be plus. He has a good changeup and a cutter that he uses occasionally. A long arm action in the back and some pulling off to his glove side cause him to have average command. His walk rate is down this year, but he still hits a batter nearly every game and runs up a high pitch count that causes him to leave games earlier than teams would like to see out of top pitchers. Blair is a Boras Corp. client, but teams don't consider him a particularly tough sign.
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