Seth Blair

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 1 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  Rock Falls Township
Hometown  Rock Falls, IL USA
Summer Team  Cangelosi Orioles
Fall Team  Cangelosi Orioles
MLB Draft 
Round 1 Comp by Cardinals  in 2010
Round 47 by Athletics  in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American
Central - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
88
Position - RHP
NA
Seen mid 90s with life, very fast arm, breaking ball command not there yet. 94 in WWBA Jupiter with great command
IL State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.84
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Arizona State 

College(s) interested in
Arizona State 
Florida State 
Stanford 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
2/11/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Seth Blair is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Rock Falls HS, residing in Rock Falls, IL. Blair is athletically built with a strong yet flexible body type and a 6'2" 190 lb. frame. He has some room to fill out and should he maintain his looseness, he could have some of the most explosive stuff in this class in a few years. As it is, his stuff is already very good and he was ranked #25 among PG National Top 85 pitchers and like many of the pitchers in this showcase, he did not show as good as he can because he, like those others, were throwing for the guns. He pitches from a 3/4 slot with a long, loose, and clean arm action. His stroke and delivery are free and easy, starting with an over the head delivery. It was nice to see a young pitcher with an idea of how to create that type of rhythm in his delivery and it works well. Blair touched up to 93 and pitched in the 89-92 range, without a lot of effort. The ball comes out of his hand easily and to see a 92 on the gun at times was quite surprising. He pitched in with the fastball well and at times there was bore type action on the arm side. He showed a 75 mph sweeping breaking ball that can work well as a complement to his fastball. When he was at his most patient throwing that pitch it was pretty good, the type that can either sweep off the plate or possibly be used by starting at the front hip of a RH hitter and locking him up. Blair has a great slot for the change-up and he showed plus feel of his 78-79 change-up. That pitch has plus action down in the zone, with fade away from LH hitters. He is athletic on the mound and in some ways looked similar to Jake Peavy of the Padres. That is a big comparison, but give him some time... that being said, he is a high level D1 prospect and will also get some crosschecker attention this spring.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 95 mph
7/17/2007
99.64% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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