Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jake Blalock returns to the Threshers

Jake Blalock has signed with the Phillies as a minor league free agent and is re-joining the Clearwater Threshers roster.

He spent the 2005 season with the Threshers, batting .279 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs. He was the focus of one of the two cover shots on the Threshers game program in 2006.

Jake was originally a fifth round pick of the Phillies in 2002. He was working his way up the organizational ladder from the GCL Phillies, to Batavia, and finally Lakewood before arriving in Clearwater in 2005. He saw some action for the major league club in Spring Training and was traded just prior to the beginning of the 2006 season. He was part of the deal with the Texas Rangers that brought David Dellucci to the Phillies. He was assigned to Frisco (Double-A) and stayed there for the whole 2006 season.

This season, Jake has split the season between Bakersfield (Single-A), Frisco (Double-A), and Wichita (Double-A).

His brother is major-leaguer Hank Blalock.

1 comment:

Who's on First? said...

Jake had a good year here in 2005, and a good year in 2006 at AA for Texas. Not sure what happened to him this year that had him struggling so bad at Wichita, but hopefully he can get on track and help contribute to the Threshers 2007 playoff run. (We ARE going to make the playoffs, right!?!)

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