02/03/2013 - College PREP - Mobile, AL Phillip is a tall, athletic 1B/RHP that will graduate in 2013. Currently, he projects best at 1B for the next level. Feet are active as he works to square balls up and displays clean hands. He shows proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He needs to improve foot speed and present hands more out front to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Blackmon shows a balanced, rhythm setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a solid feel for the barrel with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with early, gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, shows a plus feel for with sinking action. Off speed pitches show as quality tools that will get outs at the next level. Stock on the mound will rise as more arm strength is developed and improves off speed pitches. Phillip has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.