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Jabari Blash | Outfielder | #32

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami Dade (FL) CC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 8 (0) / SEA
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Padres designated OF Jabari Blash for assignment.
The 27-year-old hit just .169/.298/.324 with three homers, five RBI and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 84 plate appearances with the Padres in 2016. There's a chance that he could pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to function as minor league depth for the Friars. Jan 20 - 6:52 PM

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Jabari Blash hasn't had any issues while playing in the Dominican Winter League with the strained left middle finger that ended his season.

Blash is hitting just .115 so far in 26 at-bats for Escogido, but at least he's healthy. The former Rule 5 pick flashed his big raw power with the Padres last season but looked overmatched more often than not. He'll have to fight to win an Opening Day roster spot.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Jabari Blash (finger) has been shut down for the rest of the 2016 season.

Blash has been sidelined by a sprained left middle finger since mid-August. He will rest his injured digit for the next 4-6 weeks. The Padres hope he will be able to play at some point during winter ball. In 71 at-bats with the major league team this season, the 27-year-old outfielder hit just .169/.298/.324 with three homers and five RBI.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Jabari Blash (finger) is rehabbing in the instructional league.

Blash has been out for almost a month with a sprained left middle finger, but he's ready to return to game action. He could rejoin the Padres later this week.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Padres placed OF Jabari Blash on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 19, with a sprained left middle finger.

Blash hasn't played since last Thursday and will now get some extended rest. The Padres have called up the recently-acquired Luis Sardinas to take his place on the roster.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Jabari Blash slugged a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Mets.

Ryan Schimpf slugged a grand slam in the first inning before Blash immediately followed him with a home run of his own. The Padres slugged four homers in the first three innings to grab an 8-2 lead. The Mets chipped away from there, but the Padres managed to hang on to win the ballgame. Blash has shown some pop and patience since returning from the minors at the end of July, but regular at-bats aren’t assured down the stretch with Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe likely to make their way to the majors soon.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Jabari Blash had an RBI single and solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Blash made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the first inning and closed out the scoring with a blast off of closer Tony Watson to lead off the ninth. It's his second homer in eight games since being recalled. Blash is hitting only .204 over 31 contests this season but does have a .350 on-base percentage.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Jabari Blash went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Blash was the only Padres batter to finish with multiple hits. Both of them went for singles -- as was the case for all six hits by the team. His RBI base knock in the sixth inning drew the Padres to within 3-2, but neither team would score again in the contest. Blash was called up on Sunday in the wake of Matt Kemp's trade to the Braves. He was playing well down at Triple-A El Paso, but has yet to show enough of a major league spark to make him worth a fantasy flier.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 02:01:00 AM

Padres recalled OF Jabari Blash from Triple-A El Paso.

He's taking the roster spot of Matt Kemp, who has been traded to the Braves. Blash hit only .120/.241/.160 while striking out 13 times in 25 at-bats before the Padres designated him for assignment back in May. However, they kept him around via trade and he's back up after batting .260/.415/.514 with 11 homers for El Paso. Blash is in right field and hitting fifth Sunday.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:57:00 PM

Padres acquired OF Jabari Blash from the Mariners for a player to be named later.

Blash was designated for assignment by the Friars on May 13 and they had to give up something (probably a low-level minor leaguer) to keep him in the system. The 26-year-old outfielder was a Rule 5 Draft pick from Seattle (via Oakland) back in December. He will report to the Padres' Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.
Wed, May 18, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Padres designated OF Jabari Blash for assignment.

The Rule 5 pick hit just .120/.241/.160 while striking out 13 times in 25 at-bats. Other teams will have an opportunity to claim him off waivers before the Padres offer him back to the Mariners.
Fri, May 13, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears from a source that there's a "high expectation" that Jabari Blash will make the Opening Day roster.

Blash is batting just .210 (10-for-47) with 20 strikeouts this spring, but he also has four home runs, 10 doubles, and one triple this spring. The 26-year-old is a Rule 5 pick, so the Padres don't want to lose him.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Jabari Blash exited Tuesday's game with a hamstring cramp.

The Padres are saying they pulled him as a precaution. Blash, a Rule 5 pick, has hit .213 with two home runs this spring and has a shot to make the Opening Day roster.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Jabari Blash finished 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Padres' 21-6 spring rout of the Astros on Sunday.

Blash got the big day off offense going for the Friars with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and then added an RBI single and another personal run scored in the bottom of the seventh. The young Rule 5 Draft pick has a good shot at cracking the Padres' Opening Day roster, but this playing time might be pretty spotty in the early going.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said Thursday that he's "not ruling out" Jabari Blash as the club's starter in left field.

Blash is batting just .182 this spring, but he's hit two homers and has a .400 on-base percentage thanks to his seven walks. While the Rule 5 pick has a good chance to make the Opening Day roster, it seems unlikely that he'll garner a ton of playing time, at least not right away. Blash's best shot for at-bats is against lefties.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
4Jose Pirela
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Javier Guerra
3Allen Cordoba
4Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Rafael Ortega
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
3Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Christian Friedrich
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Clayton Richard
6Paul Clemens
7Miguel Diaz
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Ryan Buchter
4Brad Hand
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Buddy Baumann
7Jose Torres
8Keith Hessler
9Jose Ruiz
10Zach Lee
11Will Locante
12Andre Rienzo
13Jon Edwards
14Craig Stammen