Today's second Prospect Focus takes us to Southwest Guilford High School in North Carolina to chat with 2017 UNC commit Kyle Blendinger. Blendinger is an elite level RHP prospect. Blendinger will sit in the low 90's with his fastball and has shown that he can spin a breaking ball for strikes. Blendinger was recently named to Dynamic Baseball's Preseason All State Team for North Carolina! Please enjoy today's second Prospect Focus with RHP Kyle Blendinger.
Name: Kyle Blendinger
High School: Southwest Guilford High School School Mascot: Cowboys District/Conference: Guilford County Division/Class: 4A
Height/Weight: 6’2” / 185
College Commit: UNC Chapel Hill
Travel Team: Dirtbags All Black 18u
Please list events you have participated in Showcases, Big Tournaments, Big Games:
2015 State Games
Perfect Game Tournaments (such as WWBA, etc)
Upcoming: 2016 Tournament of Stars
What is the biggest stage you have ever played on, and why do you feel it was the biggest?
Jupiter, FL Fall 2015 – Perfect Game; was the best competition in front of the most scouts
You recently made your college choice, why did you make that choice. What were some of the key factors?
Competitiveness of baseball program and academics
If you had to have one hitter up to bat with the winning run on 3rd in the bottom of the 7th, who would it be?
As pitcher what do you feel your strengths and weaknesses are? What is your go to pitch?
Strengths: establishing the fast ball from multiple arm slots
Weaknesses: commanding the zone
Go to Pitch: fastball
Who has made the biggest impact on your baseball career to date, and why?
Andy Partin, because he has shaped me not only as a baseball player and has instilled moral values in me.
What kind of a team do you think your High School Team will be this spring? How far do you think you can go, and why?
We will be a developing a team with a lot of potential aiming for second round in playoffs
Who is the best player, skill wise, you have ever played with to date?
What kind of things have you done this off season to prepare for this upcoming season Spring/Summer/Fall?
Commanding pitches, as well as weights and conditioning
What are you looking forward to most this year in the upcoming school/travel seasons and why?
Being a leader and motiving my team in school ball as well as travel, to play at the highest level.
If you had a day away from the baseball field what would you go do for fun?
Who is your pick to win the CWS? What makes you think that this team can run the tables in Omaha?
Carolina. They are a much more developed team than last year and have a strong coaching staff.