08/05/2009 - Pirate City World Series - Session 2 Dustin is a 2B with a tall, athletic body that shows projection as he continues to physically mature and fill out. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.01 60 time. Feet are active but need to be more aggressive in coming to get and playing through ground balls with his feet and hands. Glove action is soft and sure in making the plays displaying slightly above average defensive abilities. Arm strength is slightly above average and he will benefit by getting on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength with carry. At the plate, Blankenship has solid average abilities with slightly above average power through a balanced approach. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a level swing path, flashing bat speed. He was 3 for 6 with a 2B and 5 BB as he is patient at the plate. Dustin has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.