21-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The move from Low-A Augusta to High-A San Jose proved to be no challenge for Blackburn in 2013, as he maintained his excellent strikeout totals (9.3 K/9), while keeping his walks in check (2.4 BB/9). ...
Blackburn, 20, has a 3.83 ERA and 131:34 K:BB ratio through 127 innings for High-A San Jose.
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San Francisco Giants Roster
MajorsAbreu, Tony (2B)
AAABerken, Jason (P)
AACrick, Kyle (P)
A+Blach, Ty (P)
AAgosta, Martin (P)
RookieArroyo, Christian (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Blackburn was a 16th-round pick by the Giants in the 2011 draft, and put together a breakout year in his first full professional season with a 2.54 ERA (1.91 FIP) in 131.1 innings. He has shown spectacular control with a walk rate of 1.2 BB/9, and dominated hitters in Low-A with a strikeout rate of 9.8 K/9. Blackburn features a low-90s fastball that can top out at 95 mph, an above-average curveball and strong changeup, and should start 2013 in High-A. The right-hander has the ceiling of a strong No. 3 starter, but will not have an impact on the major league level until late 2014 at the earliest.