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1s.46 St. Louis Cardinals - Seth Blair, RHP, Arizona State

The Cardinals selected Seth Blair. Here's his profile:

 

Seth Blair   Position: RHP   School: Arizona State   State: AZ   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’2’’   Weight: 190

Birth Date: 3/3/89   Seiler Rating: 1C3   Last Drafted: 2007 (OAK-47)

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2008

4

2

6.96

19

10

1

54.1

79

52

42

7

22

34

2009

7

2

3.39

17

13

1

77.0

70

42

29

5

30

78

2010

11

0

3.20

15

15

0

90.0

93

41

32

10

22

90


Seth Blair handled Arizona State’s Friday starter role this year, just three years after arriving at ASU from a rural Illinois town 60 miles from Davenport, Iowa. As evidenced by his stats, he had a rough adjustment period during his freshman campaign, but gained more trust with a solid sophomore year as the Sun Devils’ Sunday starter behind a pair of 2009 first-day draftees in Mike Leake and Josh Spence. He put together a solid summer on the Cape after the 2009 season, and he entered the spring as a solid starting prospect. His spring has been wildly successful, and his draft stock has risen as a result. His solidly-built body has little projection, but he has solid-average current stuff. His fastball is a low- to mid-90s pitch with great arm side run, and he gets his fair share of ground balls with the pitch. It gets plenty of plus grades. He also features both a curve and slider, along with a solid-average changeup. The curve needs work, as it rates out at below-average, but the slider is a potential plus pitch which could give him three average or better pitches. He has upside as a third starter in the big leagues thanks to his good arm speed, but the secondary pitches will need to mature, as he sometimes fails to get swings and misses. He should go anywhere from the back half of the first round to the second round to a team that believes in his solid college performance and improved stuff.