06/17/2012 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Blaine is a tall, lanky 1B/RHP with a pitcher's frame that will graduate in 2014. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag with clean hands. He needs to present hands more out front and improve foot speed to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate, flashing carry as he will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Beaird is a switch hitter that is currently better from the right side. He shows a balanced approach and quick hands that work inside the ball, utilizing all fields. From the left side, swing path gets long with power showing only to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 78-80 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup showing good arm side run. He attacks hitters throwing strikes with all his pitches. With 2 years to further develop, Blaine has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.