TEN MINUTES OR LESS: Q&A with San Jose RHP Clayton Blackburn

This pitch face says: “I want to look like R.A. Dickey when I throw a baseball, but I’m too sleepy.” (Conner Penfold / GIANT Potential)

Currently the youngest player on the San Jose Giants roster, 20-year old Clayton Blackburn doesn’t feel old. The Edmond, Oklahoma native is playing his second full professional season — first at the Class-A Advanced level — and entered the 2013 season as the San Francisco Giants’ No.11-ranked prospect according to MLB.com. The right-handed starter put up fantastic numbers with Low-A Augusta in 2012, walking just 18 batters in 131.1 innings pitched while striking out 143 — most in the South Atlantic League. Blackburn relies on his fastball (two-seam)/changeup (circle) combo and counters that with a sharp-breaking curveball. He sat down with me last week to talk country music, his May struggles, and a fourth pitch he’s really looking to nail down in this week’s edition of “Ten Minutes or Less.”

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