David Blakley

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David Vincent Blakley

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Biographical Information[edit]

David Blakley spent three seasons in the minors.

Blakley was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the 27th round of the 1985 amateur draft. He was 2-4 with 7 saves and a 2.89 for the Everett Giants that summer, striking out 37 in 28 innings. He was 4th in the Northwest League in saves. The next year, he went 3-5 with 5 saves and a 2.35 ERA for the Clinton Giants, fanning 84 and walking 44 in 76 2/3 innings. He had the second-lowest ERA on the club. That off-season, he was dealt with Dan Gladden to the Minnesota Twins for Jose Dominguez, Ray Velasquez and Bryan Hickerson. He only pitched 17 games in the Minnesota chain for the Visalia Oaks and then moved to the San Diego Padres chain. He appeared in two games for the Reno Padres, giving him a combined California League line of 1-0, 8.69 in 19 games that year, walking 27 and allowing 38 hits in 29 innings. He struck out 20. He also was with San Diego's Charleston Rainbows affiliate, going 0-4 with 2 saves and a 5.79 ERA.

Overall, David went 6-13 with 14 saves and a 4.08 ERA in 105 games as a pro (one start), striking out 148 but walking 88 in 152 1/3 innings.

Sources: 1986-1987 Baseball Guides