Prep Baseball Report

2018 Florida Underclass Games Spotlight: 2020 MIF Blake Wright

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On June 23rd, 2018 at Henley Field in Lakeland, FL, the top underclass high school prospects ranging from the 2020-2022 classes will participate in the Florida Underclass Games which is the premier scouting event for the 2018 summer season. Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2020 MIF Blake Wright of Clearwater Central Catholic, FL.

Blake Wright

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Clearwater Central Catholic
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Roos American
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Scouting Report

04/27/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot, 175 pounds. Has noticeably gotten taller and added to his frame over the last several months. Impressed at the plate where he showed a balanced approach, quick hands, and a short, compact swing that consistently found the barrel. Went 2-for-4 on the night which included two line drive singles. The hands work in sync and shows confidence in the box. With some room to still add to his fame, Wright should see a jump in power in the near future. Runs the bases aggressively and gets good jumps. In the field, he showed some range and worked through the ball under control with accurate throws across the diamond. Wright will be a strong uncommitted 2020 follow with high offensive potential the rest of the spring heading into the summer.

12/22/17- Stands at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with a strong, athletic frame. Wright has made a noticeable jump over the past several months as he immediately stood out during batting practice with strong, quick hands and above average bat speed with a quality path through the zone. With a leg kick for his trigger, he consistently found the barrel during batting practice and produced multiple hard hit line drives. The swing works in rhythm and the ball jumps off the bat. In the field he showed range, good actions, and fielded the ball under control and out in front as his throws topped out at 79 mph across the diamond. Wright will be an interesting follow this spring as he will look to translate his improved skillset to the field.

09/17/16- The projectable, 5-foot-10, 155 pound middle infielder showed a lot of projectable tools. Offensively, the right handed hitter showed an aggressive approach with plus bat speed for his class. A medium leg kick trigger and good hand load leads to a level line drive swing in which he consistently found the barrel. He also showed the ability to get quality use out of his lower half, staying balanced through the swing. He’ll have to calm his head down to stay consistent with better pitching, but the tools project well. Defensively, he showed above average defensive line with his actions already playing high than his class. He shows a quick first step, rhythm through the ball and soft hands that work well. The arm also plays well enough, topping out at 81 with more to come. The tools are present and is a very high follow going forward.