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Top Prospect #6: Jake Blalock

Top Prospect #6: Jake Blalock

The Phillies must have been big fans of the Rancho Bernardo High School team. In the 2002 Draft, two of the Phillies first five picks came from the school as they grabbed Cole Hamels (first round) and Jake Blalock (fifth round) to bolster their farm system. Blalock put up big numbers at Lakewood in 2004 and looks to move to Clearwater in '05.

Besides being drafted, Jake Blalock may have his brother to thank for his favorite baseball moment. Growing up behind Hank Blalock, the Texas Rangers All-Star third baseman, the two shared a love for the game and have constantly pushed each other. Last summer, it was Hank who struck with the family's biggest baseball moment when he homered to win the All-Star Game. "It was so great to see him win... Recommended Stories

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