Commitment Spotlight: '20 Blake Mahmood, RHP, Benilde St. Margaret's


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

 

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Blake Mahmood

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Benilde St. Margaret's
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Seattle Mariners Midwest Scout Team
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(02/02/20)
91 - 93
FB
(02/02/20)
71 - 72
CB
(05/07/19)
84 - 86
CH
(02/02/20)
78 - 79
SL
(05/07/19)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
91 - 93
CH
84 - 86
SL
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
89 - 90
CH
79 - 82
SL
73 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 89
SL
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 90
CB
71 - 72
SL
78 - 79
Trackman - Fastball
92.5
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
91.2 - 92.4
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
91.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2104
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1995
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
17.3
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
17.3
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.0
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
5.0
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
23
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
57
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
92.5
Velo Range
91.2 - 92.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
91.8
Spin Rate (max)
2104
Spin Rate (avg)
1995
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.9
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
77.6 - 78.6
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
78.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
2315
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
2241
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
-5.6
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
-3.3
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
-4.9
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
-3.9
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
20
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
78.9
Velo Range
77.6 - 78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
78
Spin Rate (max)
2315
Spin Rate (avg)
2241
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
86.5
Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
84.7 - 86.5
Velo Range
(02/02/20)
84.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
1535
Spin Rate (max)
(02/02/20)
1448
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/02/20)
17.6
IVB (max)
(02/02/20)
15.6
IVB (avg)
(02/02/20)
12.3
HM (max)
(02/02/20)
11.2
HM (avg)
(02/02/20)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(02/02/20)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(02/02/20)
18
Spin Score (max)
(02/02/20)
40
Zone %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
86.5
Velo Range
84.7 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.5
Spin Rate (max)
1535
Spin Rate (avg)
1448
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

7/09/19

Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Proportional build.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery, sets hands high, in rhythm down the hill, low effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose, whippy arm action, above average arm speed, works out of high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T91, 89-90 mph. Straight four seam type, sneaky finish.
SL: 73-79 mph. 11/5 shape with depth.
CH: 79-82 mph. Underneath at times, straight change.

2018 PBR Future Games- Showed command of a FB that that sat consistent at 88 and occasionally touched 89. Working exclusively from the stretch he has some funk to his delivery that has an effect on hitters timing.

7/11/18- 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed throwing pitcher.  Good body with room to grow. Throws from open set position.  Long arms and athletic frame.  Lands and throws across body.  Fastball is thrown downhill at 84-86 mph with cut action.  Lands 11/5 shape curveball for strikes thrown at 66-67 mph.  Late run on 75-76 mph change-up with good arm speed.

3/17/18- 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitting pitcher. Sideways rocker step into uptempo balance point. Athletic delivery with loose actions. Slight wrap on backside but arm is fast and clean out front. Lands across body creating deception with violent head whack on release. Fastball was 85-86 mph with flashes of late arm-side run and sink. Shows arm speed on breaking ball, inconsistent, but flashes tighter spin and 11/5 shape. Cut action on changeup that should continue to develop into an above avg. pitch.

Videos

(7/9/19)



 

PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?

Mahmood: When I visited Tulane I felt right at home with the coaches. The facilities and stadium at Tulane are state of the art, especially their locker room. A big factor in my decision was the academics at Tulane, with some of the top-rated programs in the country, it was an easy decision. The last piece was the location. After growing up in the south, I knew I wanted to go back for college and New Orleans is the perfect city. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Mahmood: I was considering San Diego, Wake Forest, Boston College, and Yale. 

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Mahmood: They first saw me at the PBR Futures games, then again when they came up to MN for one of my high school games. My relationship was built over the phone and was furthered on campus during my visits. 

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?

Mahmood: Yes, I am glad the process is over and it’s nice to have the security of knowing you have a spot, but that’s not going to stop me from working hard. In fact now I need to work harder to get a chance to play my first year. Then again, it’s a weird feeling going from calling multiple coaches every week to only one about once a month. 

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?

Mahmood: The way the athletes are treated at Tulane, between the athlete cafeteria to the time and money put into the facilities, is what really put me over the top. 

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?

Mahmood: My dad has helped me more than anyone in this process. From helping me figure what I want to be and my travel partner to showcases and schools. 

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?

Mahmood: I didn’t really expect much coming into it, but everything picked up really fast and ended really fast. I guess what I would say is make sure you enjoy the feeling before it’s over. 

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?

Mahmood: Everything is based on my work ethic and performance in the fall season, but I’m hoping to play right away in the freshman season and so are my coaches. 

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

Mahmood: My most memorable moment was pitching in the state championship game at Target field with my teammates at Benilde St. Margaret’s. 

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?

Mahmood: I played against many good kids this summer most of which I don’t know their names, but the best kid I’ve played against in Minnesota is Cody Kelly.