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Top Prospect #8: Jake Blalock

Top Prospect #8: Jake Blalock

Jake Blalock went into the draft being compared to Scott Rolen. In fact, some reports had him ahead of Rolen, especially as a power hitter. While those lofty predictions haven't come true, Blalock is still a solid prospect with a lot of talent.

Jake Blalock hasn't put up the power numbers that the Phillies had figured on seeing, but he's showing a lot of progress. His 27 homeruns over the past two seasons are a good start and if he would have had more help hitting behind him in those lineups, he may have put up a few more homeruns. The good news is that Blalock is consistently hitting in the .270 range and has a healthy on-base... Recommended Stories

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