A Bloop And A Blash-Exclusive Interview With Padres Slugger Jabari Blash
Spring Training. A time when clubs showcase their young talent in hopes of finding missing pieces to increase their chances of winning. The San Diego Padres are no strangers to young talent within their system. With high expectations on top prospects like Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Hunter Renfroe, its easy for other contenders to be overshadowed.
Jabari Blash is in the middle of his second spring training with the Friars, making a drastic change from his first. With his eye on the prize, Jabari hopes to start the regular season on the 25-man big league roster. “It would be amazing” Blash said to me, adding “It would be nice to break with camp and have the opportunity to play at the major league level.”
Blash is grabbing the attention of the right people within the organization as well as the fans; boosting his batting average 70 points from last spring. So far this spring, Jabari has not only matched some of his totals, but he has exceeded some as well in half the amount of games.
There are many factors that have contributed to his rising stock.
“I made a small adjustment. I added a toe-tap in my stride. I’m more in time, I recognize pitches earlier than previously and it puts me in a good position to execute a good swing.”
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