Blake Maxwell Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 1, 1984
Hope Mills, NC
Height: 6-5
Weight: 255
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 40th round, 2005
How Acquired: Draft
College: Methodist College
High School: Southview (NC)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Contract expired (Oct. 2011)

Scouting Report
: Imposing mound presence with a side-arm delivery. Possesses a high-80s fastball along with a mid-70s frisbee slider and an 82-84 mph changeup. Very good control. Not a big strikeout pitcher, but induces a lot of groundballs. Works best when his confidence is up and he's going at hitters. Has had an up-and-down career with the Sox, but has taken well to the organization's development plan, and has even instituted some major mechanical changes. Used in both a starting and a bullpen role in 2008 and 2009. While he has shown success in both roles, his splits indicate that he may be best suited for a relief role long-term.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2005 Methodist College NCAA Coll   20 3 1 0.750 2.19 27 0 0 0 9 37.0 33 15 9 0 11 39 3.55
  2005 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 3 3 0.500 2.76 26 0 0 0 7 45.2 31 16 14 1 11 29 2.64
  2006 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 6 3 0.667 3.08 52 0 0 0 14 64.1 56 25 22 5 9 41 4.56
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 22 6 3 0.667 6.04 40 0 0 0 3 70.0 87 49 47 10 27 39 1.44
  2007 Portland East AA Bos 22 0 0 --- 3.38 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 3 ---
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 23 5 9 0.357 3.32 37 15 0 0 1 133.0 138 62 49 7 19 67 3.53
2009 Portland East AA Bos 24 7 8 0.467 5.32 32 18 0 0 0 111.2 131 73 66 9 33 59 1.79
  2010 Salem Car A Bos 25 4 1 0.800 2.66 24 0 0 0 3 44.0 48 13 13 3 9 30 3.33
  2010 Portland East AA Bos 25 7 0 1.000 2.61 11 7 0 0 0 48.1 48 15 14 4 10 32 3.20
  2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 0 0 --- 6.43 3 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 5 5 1 3 3 1.00
2011 Portland East AA Bos 26 3 4 0.429 2.43 37 0 0 0 15 55.2 52 22 15 4 16 57 3.56
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 1 2 0.333 2.50 13 0 0 0 1 18.0 17 6 5 1 5 8 1.60
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 18, 2005 by Jeff Zona
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2005 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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  Awards
2009 Portland Sea Dogs Citizen of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
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