• Full name Werner Mathew Blakely
  • Born 02/21/2002 in Detroit, MI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Detroit Edison
  • Drafted in the 4th round (111th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2020 (signed for $900,000).
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    Blakely is a prototypical high-risk, high-reward prospect with plenty of athleticism and tools, but a rawness to his game that raises some concerns. A 6-foot-3, 180-pound shortstop committed to Auburn, Blakely has some of the best pure shortstop actions in the class, but he has battled shown shoddy glovework at times and hasn’t yet developed a strong internal clock. He moves fluidly around the field and has a potentially plus arm, so when scouts see him make a highlight-reel play they grow more confident he can stick at the position with additional reps and coaching. Offensively, Blakely has an uphill swing that leaves him little room for error in the strike zone, and he’s shown a tendency to get long in his swing with inconsistent plate coverage. Teams are excited about his potential and the power he could pack on to his athletic frame, but he’ll need plenty of at-bats to refine his offensive game. Blakely is a good runner who glides around the field and could turn into a dangerous basestealing threat.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Werner Blakely assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Rocket City Trash Pandas.
  • Tri-City Dust Devils activated SS Werner Blakely from the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Werner Blakely assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Inland Empire 66ers.
  • SS Werner Blakely roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
  • SS Werner Blakely assigned to Los Angeles Angels.

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