07/10/2023 - National Showcase - Sauget (St. Louis), IL Blake is a 2024 1B/OF prospect with a solid frame at 5'10" 207 pounds. At first, he shows off good footwork with efficient movements and range to the glove side and backhand. He gets in a low, squared fielding position and works from the ground up, presenting soft hands out in front. He has exceptional awareness around the bag and picks it well. His exchange is quick and he shows off good turns when throwing to other bases. He makes accurate throws with a short arm action and creates momentum to his targets. In the OF, he takes good routes to the baseball with efficient movements and works behind the ball. His hands are firm and he fields the ball on the correct side. His throws are accurate and he shows off strength online to his targets. At the plate, he starts in a tall, closed stance and has an on-time, short stride to the pitcher with a good load back. He keeps his balance centered throughout his swing and shows off smooth rhythm, working through the ball and leading with his lower half. His bat speed is explosive and his hips explode through contact. He makes hard, consistent contact and recorded a max exit velo of 83 MPH. Overall, Blake is an exciting prospect that has the tools to play at the next level!