2010 (Junior): Had a dominating junior season, earning the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Award...was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America and the ABCA and Second Team by the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball...earned Second Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors...was also an All-West Region performer from the ABCA...finished the season 12-1 with a 3.64 ERA in 18 starts...fanned 108 hitters while walking only 29...twice equaled his career high with nine strike outs...went a career high 8.0 innings in an April 23 win over Washington...did not allow a run in seven innings of work at Oregon on April 1...was named to the All-Tempe Regional Team thanks to his seven innings, eight strike out performance against Hawai'i...was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Compensation A round of the 2010 draft, #46 overall.
2009 (Sophomore): A First Team Academic All-Pac-10 selection...also named honorable mention All-Pac-10...Spent the majority of the season as the #3 starter, pitching in 17 games and making 13 starts...finished the year 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA and one save...tied for 8th in the Pac-10 with his seven wins...worked 77.0 innings for the Pac-10 champs...earned the win in the Tempe Regional clincher over Oral Roberts, going six innings and striking out seven.
2008 (Freshman): Pitched in 19 games, starting 10...Had a 4-2 record with a 6.96 ERA and one save...threw 54.1 innings in his debut season...pitched for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League over the summer, going 4-1 with a 1.55 ERA in seven starts...had two complete games and one shut out, earning an All-Star berth and leading the Kettleers to the Cape Cod League championship series.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Rock Falls High School in Rock Falls, Illinois...earned four letters in baseball and three in basketball...was a three-time captain of the baseball team and was the captain of the basketball team his senior year...a decorated high school player, Blair went 34-8 with eight saves during his high school career, including twice setting a school record with ten wins...struck out a school record 124 batters during his senior season...also hit .432 and set school records with 212 hits, 97 stolen bases and 114 RBI...led Rock Falls to the postseason all four years...was named All-Area First Team, NCIC Second Team All-Conference and won the Hustle Award as a freshman...was a preseason Puma All-American entering his sophomore year...named the Top Pitcher and MVP of his team as a sophomore, as well as NCIC First Team All-Conference Pitcher and Daily Gazette Baseball Player of the Year honors...was selected to the Team USA Youth National Team and was named one of the Top 50 players in Illinois...as a junior earned preseason Puma All-American accolades...was named Team MVP and won the hitting and defense award...also named NCIC All-Area First Team and Honorable Mention All-State honors...also named the Daily Gazette Baseball Player of the Year for the second straight year...ranked #1 player in the state of Illinois...was named a preseason All-American as a senior...won the Daily Gazette Player of the Year award for the third straight year...earned Second Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune and First Team All-State honors from the IHSBCA...named Team MVP and won hitting and pitching award.
MLB Draft: Selected #46 overall (Compensation A round) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft...Selected in the 47th round (1,388th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.
Personal: Is a BIS major...son of Alan and Cheri Blair of Rock Falls, Illinois...lists Jake Peavy of theChicago White Soxas his favorite player...enjoys watching Dancing With The Stars...born March 3, 1989 in Sterling, Illinois.
Career Pitching Stats at Arizona State:
Innings Pitched - 8.0 (Washington; 4/23/10)
Hits Allowed - 9 (three times)
Runs Allowed - 7 (twice)
Earned Runs Allowed - 7 (UCLA; 5/23/09)
Walks Allowed - 5 (twice)
Strikeouts - 9 (three times)