Jabari Blash, Outfield, San Diego Padres
Date of Birth: 7/4/1989
Birthplace: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
College: Miami-Dade College
Jabari Blash, outfielder, was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2007 but he opted instead for college. Two years later, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers but he again opted for college. In 2010, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He played in the Mariners' minor league system from 2010 through 2015. In 551 games, he batted .256 with 488 hits, 105 doubles, 109 home runs, 340 RBIs, and 614 strikeouts to 303 walks. Defensively, as a right fielder, he made 662 putouts and 28 errors in 336 games. He missed 50 games in 2014 due to a suspension for a second positive drug abuse test.
Blash was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on December 10, 2015. He was traded the same day to the Padres. In 38 games with the Padres in 2016, he batted .169. He also played in 62 games in the minors.