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Two Prospects With Very Different Paths

Two Prospects With Very Different Paths

Jake Blalock and Carlos Rodriguez are at very different points in their minor league careers. Both hae had good springs in the Phillies minor league camp and the Lakewood BlueClaws are hoping that both continue their success into the regular season. For Blalock and Rodriguez, while the paths are very different, the success could be the same.

For Jake Blalock, life as a kid was good. Growing up in beautiful San Diego with plenty of opportunities being afforded to him. For scouts looking for talent, Blalock was easy to find. The Phillies drafted him in the fifth round of the 2002 Draft out of Rancho Bernardo High School. The Blalock's were somewhat used to the draft routine, since Jake's older brother went through the process just a few...

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