Date of Birth: 06/18/1987
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 200 lbs
Resides: Lexington, MA
Bleich enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and his second in the Atlantic League. The 29-year old joined the Patriots last July and appeared in 17 games out of the bullpen, pitching to the tune of a 2.45 ERA and 28 strikeouts against just three walks over 22 innings of work. He began the season in the Philadelphia Phillies organization with Double-A Reading where he earned four wins over 29 games (one start).
The 6’2” lefty is a former first round draft pick (44th pick) of the New York Yankees in the 2008 draft. Bleich spent his first six professional seasons with the Yankees organization and reached Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2014. The Stanford University alumnus also recently made three appearances with Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, striking out a pair of batters over 2.1 innings of work.
Over 201 career games (76 starts) in his eight-year professional career, the New Orleans, Louisiana native owns a 3.83 ERA and 447 strikeouts in 556.1 career innings.
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