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Blake Williams

RHP | CardinalsSTL
Name: Blake Keith Williams
Born: Feb 22, 1979 in Austin, Texas USA
High School: San Marcos (Texas) HS
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000 (signed for $1,375,000)
Williams' stock had already climbed dramatically by the time he blanked Texas in an early May game. That outing may have solidified his stock as a possible top 100 pick. By adding 15 pounds in the offseason, the 6-foot-5 righthander improved his velocity by 5-6 mph. His fastball topped out at 92 this spring, but his best pitch is a hard 82-84 mph slurve. The improvement in both pitches enabled him to compile a 9-5, 3.05 record with 101 strikeouts in 106 innings.
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