11/08/2012 - Baseball Factory Training & Competition at Pirate City Blake continued to show as a 1B/RHP during his time in Pirate City. Defensively at 1B, he has sure hands and works to get square to the ball. More aggressiveness and playing from the ground up will help to improve defensive abilities. On the mound, his FB now tops out at 71 mph through good balance and on-time separation. He maintains good tempo and works in-line toward the plate. He will continue to improve mound effectiveness with more lead arm extension and finishing in an athletic position. Offensively, Blake displays good rhythm and a tall setup. He hits against a firm front led and gets good extension through contact. Squaring up his stance and taking a shorter/quicker bat path to the ball will help to improve his abilities at the plate.