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Blaine Knight

#17 | RHP | OriolesBAL
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Blaine Knight
Name: Blaine Anthony Knight
Born: Jun 28, 1996 in Bryant, AR
College: Arkansas
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 165 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (87th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2018 (signed for $1,100,000)
Ranked No. 84 on the 2017 BA 500 as a talented, but skinny, righthander with a lot of projection, Knight was drafted by the Rangers in the 29th round as a draft-eligible sophomore. Instead of signing, he chose to come back for his junior season at Arkansas, where he has been one of the best starters in the SEC. Through the first 10 starts of his junior season, Knight is 6-0, 2.24, including a matchup against Casey Mize in which the Auburn ace was handed his first loss of the season. Knight has added a few pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons, but still has plenty of room to add more strength to a thin frame. Listed at 6-foot-3, 165 pounds, Knight''s electric arm allows him to get into the mid-90s with his fastball and snap off one of the highest spin-rate breaking balls in the country. Knight's track record in the SEC alone would get him drafted, with his highest ERA over a full season checking in at 3.28. Add in the fact that Knight is one of the more projectable juniors in the class who has shown the ability to throw strikes and there's a lot more teams can dream on down the line, especially considering his quick arm, growing frame and high-end feel for spin.
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