Still learning the craft of pitching. Strong point is his command of the fastball and change up. Change up has very good drop for his age and pedigree. Keeps the ball low and away with a great deal of success. Upper 80s two-seamer has nice bite and drop. Fastball is fringe at best right now, will need growth in order to become more than a fringe arm. Learning another quality off-speed pitch to throw in any count will benefit him greatly. Son of PGA golfer Phil Blackmar.
Orioles Nation Awards
Starting Pitcher of the Week (6/25/12)