• Full name Blaze Ka'ai Tom
  • Born 05/29/1994 in Honolulu, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Kentucky
  • Debut 04/01/2021
  • Drafted in the 5th round (154th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2015 (signed for $250,000).
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    A lefthanded hitter with a professional approach at the plate, Tom has hit everywhere he's played. But as a 5-foot-8 left fielder with the power to hit 5-10 home runs at most as a pro, he doesn't exactly profile. That's why Kentucky filmed workouts of Tom taking ground balls at second base, a position he has toyed with playing in the past. Tom has a long way to go to be a refined second baseman, but the Kentucky coaches note that Jason Kipnis tried a little second base during fall ball when he was a freshman at Kentucky and Tom shows as much promise at the position defensively as Kipnis did at a similar stage. Offensively, Tom has a simple lefthanded swing that has little extraneous movement. He is an above-average runner and an excellent basestealer who has stolen bases at an 85 percent clip in his two years at Kentucky.

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