2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 41. Alex Blandino (Stanford)

BlandinoStanford2We continue the countdown today with number 41 with Stanford junior infielder Alex Blandino. The Palo Alto, California native attended St. Francis High School where he was a four year letter winner. He won several awards as a senior including being named as the Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year, San Jose Mercury News Baseball Player of the Year, Palo Alto Daily News Baseball Player of the Year, Rawlings Golden Glove, and an all-state performer. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 38th round but decided to stay home and go to Stanford.

As a freshman in 2012, he played in 43 games with 29 starts accumulating a .294 batting average with eight homers and 29 RBI. He struggled defensively making eight errors for a fielding percentage of only .914.

His sophomore season saw him play in 53 games with 52 starts at third base. He finished the season with a batting average of .268 with 32 RBI while having ten doubles. He played the summer of 2013 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox where he hit .323 over 45 games with 34 RBI. The biggest struggle with Blandino in the Cape was his high strikeout totals with 44 for slightly less than one per game.

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