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TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair

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Posted: 12/5/2013 7:13 AM

TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair 


Taken 46th overall in the 2010 draft, the former Arizona State star improved in the Texas League. Would a role change for the right-hander finally help him turn the corner?

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Posted: 12/5/2013 8:03 AM

RE: TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair 


I could see the Astros grabbing Blair, a Luhnow era 1st rounder. Why not. He couldn't be worse than some of those mop up guys they had coming out of the pen last year, and would have vastly more upside potential. Cards unprotected pitching will likely get a lot of attention in both phases of the rule 5 draft.
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Posted: 12/5/2013 11:22 AM

RE: TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair 



blingboy wrote: I could see the Astros grabbing Blair, a Luhnow era 1st rounder. Why not. He couldn't be worse than some of those mop up guys they had coming out of the pen last year, and would have vastly more upside potential. Cards unprotected pitching will likely get a lot of attention in both phases of the rule 5 draft.
I could too and at that if they give him time to develop at the major league level he could make for a good high-leverage reliever in about a year or two.
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Posted: 12/5/2013 7:41 PM

Re: TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair 


I have a problem with that one.
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Posted: 12/6/2013 11:50 AM

RE: TCN 2014 Cardinals Prospect #37: Seth Blair 


Blair is an excellent version of Mitchell Boggs. He has value right now. He could further develop as a prospect if he simply made half the improvement in command he made last year. If he eliminated just a handful of the costly mistakes he made last year, he would catch Cooney as a starter. His problems with the long ball last year could very well have been associated with the correct organizational philosophy that starters are in the minor leagues to develop secondary offerings.

If Seth were working out of the bullpen, we might see a guy throwing 95-96 with a plus slider. Even as a starter throwing 93, he showed dramatic improvement last year.
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