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Jun 13, 2005 - Jun 14, 2005   12-Royal (Unsigned)  15
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Blake Suarez
LHP 6-0 195   R/L

FB
70
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
70
CB
SL
61
CH
56
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Suarez is a 6-0 left handed pitcher from the Houston area. He has a very unconventional arm action that provides some deception to the hitters but is also very difficult to repeat, which leads to command problems. Suarez’s fastball was 67-70 mph and he also threw a 59-61 mph curveball and a 56 mph change up. The breaking ball is his out pitch.
PG Grade 5.0




Jan 11, 2003 - Jan 12, 2003     
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Blake Suarez
LHP 6-0 195   R/L

FB
79
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
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Knuckle
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Suarez is a Scott Kazmir sized lefty. In fact he even goes to the same high school as Kazmir who was PGs #1 ranked prospect from last year. He's got some ability, but he's not Scott Kazmir by any stretch of the imagination. Suarez has an athletic lanky build and he even swings the bat pretty good. We like the way he competes. He's more of a finesse type thrower who tries to keep hitters off balance. His fastball around 80 is not straight or easy to hit. He throws a pretty good tight curveball in the upper 60s. It looks like he throws the breaking ball at different speeds and even different angles. Hitters hate that stuff! He also has a good changeup. He throws from a bit lower than 3/4 arm angle. He needs to find the right college that will allow him to develop. His best years are ahead of him.
PG Grade 6.5




Nov 23, 2002 - Nov 24, 2002     
The SportZone - Indianapolis, IN
Blake Suarez
LHP 6-0 195   R/L

FB
80
60
7.74
40
OF
81
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Suarez is a Senior Left hand pitcher at Cy Falls High School in the baseball-rich Houston, Texas area. The same High School that produced 2 first round draft picks and PG players in Scott Kazmir and Clint Everts, last June. If there is a better left-hander in the Nation to learn from than Kazmir, you'll have to look in the Major Leagues. We are not comparing Suarez talent to Kazmir, but we were not surprised at the level of understanding Blake showed throughout his weekend with us in Indy. He has a strong body for 5' 11 and came with a serious level of concentration and very positive attitude. He had some energy that brought his body out of balance initially and he was able to make the adjustment on his own and eliminate a portion of the rushing. Once he settled into a comfort zone he showed better control of an 80 mph fastball and a 67 mph curveball. He flashed the curve a couple times with a late bite and tight spin. It is a curveball that he can develop into possibly his best pitch. He has a higher than three quarter arm slot that gave the ball a good downward angle. He appears to lack external rotation in his arm and we think a good stretching program will allow him more mobility and be a big benefit in the long run. By the end of his bullpen, Suarez was throwing with better mechanics and his fastball was showing sink. We still think that he will get better and better as he can stay back longer until he reaches the top of his high knee lift, which is very high and can generate a lot of potential energy to his advantage. He has a quick arm and a good feel for how to pitch. Talking to him about pitching gave us a good idea about his make-up and mental aspect of baseball. He is a competitor who can also play the OF and he showed a good approach at the plate. However, he is a pitcher in our eyes and will not be out-worked in his attempt to reach his goals. Quick armed lefties can create some serious interest. He won’t lack for competition in the Houston area.