Became a Cardinal
Selected in the 35th round (1068th overall) of the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft. Traded to Milwaukee as the PTBNL in the John Axford deal, announced September 1, 2013.
Led Springfield with 11 victories and in innings pitched, with 133 2/3. First on the team with 128 strikeouts, just one off the Texas League lead. Also had a 5.45 ERA as he was tops in the league in home runs allowed with 25. Made two starts for Memphis to close the season.
With Quad Cities, led Midwest League relief pitchers with lowest batting average against (.168) and fewest baserunners/nine innings pitched ratio (7.56).
Spent the entire season with Batavia of the New York-Penn League. Posted a 4-9 record with a 4.50 ERA in 15 games including 12 starts. Fanned 62 and walked 24 in 64 innings.
Appeared in 13 games, including nine starts for the Johnson City Cardinals, finishing the season with a 1-4 record and 5.05 ERA.
In his first professional season, he went 3-3 with a 2.60 ERA for the GCL Cardinals in 10 games, including three starts.
Last name pronounced "BLAY-sick"
Texas League mid-season All-Star: 2011