Future Watch: Blayne Enlow Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins

Future Watch: Blayne Enlow Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsFuture Watch: Blayne Enlow Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsBlayne Enlow was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. This 6-3 righty had a great chance of being drafted on the first day but that didn’t happen. So, he had to wait. Maybe that will make the fire burn a bit brighter.

He hails from Sorrento, Louisianna, probably not that far from “Louisianna Lightningformer Yankee great, Ron Guidry. Just before his sophomore year in St. Amant high school, he broke his pelvis and ankle in a car accident. He did return in his junior year, proving he was able to overcome some early adversity. He really shined in his senior year going 5-3 with seven complete games and five shutouts in 11 starts. He had 101 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings with a sparkling 1.01 ERA.

He originally committed to LSU, but a fat signing bonus changed his plans. In 2017, He then reported to the GCL Twins. He had a solid rookie-ball debut with six shutout innings and three strikeouts, but he didn’t figure in the decision. On the season he was 3-0, with a 1.33 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings. His WHIP was an impressive .069. He only walked four batters.

Collectors can get his 2018 Bowman Draft autographed rookie card.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

Armed with a strong three-pitch mix and the ability to throw all of it for strikes, one of the biggest things Enlow needed to do was add strength to his 6-foot-3 frame and show he could maintain velocity throughout starts and through a season. Once listed at 170 pounds, Enlow was up over 190 thanks to strength and conditioning efforts during the offseason. That should help him keep his fastball at least in the low-90s consistently and make the times he touches 94-95 mph much more frequent. His curveball is the pitch that separates him from other young arms, perhaps, a true 12-to-6 power breaking ball. He hasn’t needed his changeup a ton in the past, but he has a good feel for it. ETA 2021.

Here’s a look at him in action:

In 2018, he was elevated to the Cedar Rapids Kernels in the Midwest League. He was 3-5 with a 3.26 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 94 innings. He pitched in 17 games. Keep an eye on him in 2019.

Follow him on Twitter @Blayneenlow22.

Future Watch: Blayne Enlow Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Stats

Register Pitching
2017 18 -2.5 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 0 1.000 1.33 1.77 6 1 2 0 0 0 20.1 10 4 3 1 4 0 19 2 2 0 77 0.689 4.4 0.4 1.8 8.4 4.75
2018 19 -2.9 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 3 5 .375 3.26 3.83 20 17 1 0 0 1 94.0 94 40 34 4 35 0 71 11 2 7 408 1.372 9.0 0.4 3.4 6.8 2.03
All Levels (2 Seasons) 6 5 .545 2.91 3.46 26 18 3 0 0 1 114.1 104 44 37 5 39 0 90 13 4 7 485 1.251 8.2 0.4 3.1 7.1 2.31
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/27/2019.

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