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Blake Sabol

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Blake Sabol
Name: Blake Joseph Sabol
Born: Jan 7, 1998 in Aliso Viejo, CA
High School: Aliso Niguel HS, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
College: Southern California
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (214th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019 (signed for $247,500)
Sabol was taken in the 33rd round by the Indians in 2016, but he elected to enroll at Southern California instead. At the time, he ranked No. 226 on the BA 500 with impressive speed and athleticism, but he still showed some rawness at the plate. Three years later, scouts are intrigued by Sabol’s plus raw power but still see the same rawness at the plate. Sabol knows how to manage the strike zone but shows an over-aggressive approach at times, swinging early and often. Sabol also has a tendency to get into a slap-oriented approach without fully incorporating his lower half. If he can get into his lower half more in the future and take advantage of his raw power, Sabol could profile nicely in a corner outfield spot. Left field is more likely than right field because of his fringe-average arm, but he also has experience in center field and even played catcher in high school. Now listed at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Sabol runs well with long strides, but his speed plays better underway than out of the batter’s box and he’ll need to refine his route-running in the outfield. There’s upside here thanks to Sabol’s power, but he’ll need plenty of refinement—both mechanically and mentally with his approach—at the next level.
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