Carson Blair Salem Red Sox  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: October 18, 1989
Argyle, TX
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 35th round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Liberty Christian HS (TX)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Scouting Report: Coming out of high school, Blair was a versatile infielder with sound defensive fundamentals. The Boston brass saw something special in Blair's skill set and decided to convert him to a catcher during the 2008-09 offseason. Presently, Blair is fairly thin for a catcher, but he has a solid lower body, and he should grow into a catcher's frame. Very quick release. His defensive skills need work, but he has the tools that can be polished. He still spends some time at third base, where he could be an adequate fielder. Offensively, he gets the bat on the ball and has some gap power. Drops his back shoulder a bit when he goes into his swing. Uncoils on the ball pretty well, but there is some head movement and early opening of the hips. Also can improve maintaining balanced mechanics throughout his swing. Average speed. Good power potential. Hard worker with an excellent attitude. Originally committed to Tulane, Blair signed with Boston at the 2008 deadline.

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  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 Liberty Christian --- HS --- 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- 9 34 --- --- --- 13 --- 0.384 --- --- ---
  2008 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 6 22 2 9 1 0 1 9 13 0 5 0 0 0.409 0.391 0.591 0.982
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 39 124 15 26 8 0 2 20 40 16 46 0 1 0.210 0.286 0.323 0.608
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0.500 0.667 1.000 1.667
  2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 8 26 7 7 1 0 1 3 11 4 10 0 0 0.269 0.367 0.423 0.790
  2010 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 4 12 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 0.167 0.231 0.167 0.397
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 3 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0.231 0.231 0.308 0.538
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 33 100 12 19 8 0 3 9 36 14 40 0 0 0.190 0.287 0.360 0.647
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 22 51 165 25 34 11 3 3 24 60 21 48 2 3 0.206 0.298 0.364 0.662
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 23 3 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 4 2 0 0 0.250 0.462 0.375 0.837
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 23 41 124 21 31 9 2 4 13 56 23 39 2 1 0.250 0.372 0.452 0.823
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 24     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2008 by Jim Robinson
Signing Bonus: $200,000
MiLB Debut: August 24, 2008 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2014
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2014
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2013):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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  Awards
2008 Texas APPS District MVP
SoxProspects.com Awards
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