Enlow named top-20 prospect by Baseball America

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Photo courtesy of TwinsDaily.com.

Throughout his young but accomplished baseball career, Blayne Enlow has often been considered one of the best at what he does. It doesn’t appear that will be ending any time soon.

Last week, Baseball America named Enlow as one of its top-20 Gulf Coast League prospects of 2017.

To be eligible for this honor, a position player must have one plate appearance per team game, a starting pitcher must have one-third of an inning per team game and a reliever must have at least 20 relief appearances.

Enlow finished out his senior season at St. Amant last spring. The hurler helped lead the Gators to the second round of the playoffs as he went 5-3 with a 1.00 ERA and 101 strikeouts.

His performance led to him being named District 5-5A MVP and Parish Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season.

Enlow was all set to go to LSU, but when the Major League Baseball Draft rolled around, the Minnesota Twins drafted him 76th overall. This pick was worth $755,000.

The Twins went on to offer him a contract worth a reported $2 million. It was simply too good for Enlow to pass.

He decided to leave his scholarship with LSU on the table and sign with Minnesota.

Upon signing, Enlow was sent to the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla., to compete in the Twins’ Minor League Baseball rookie league over the summer.

As a part of the Gulf Coast League, Enlow flourished.

He pitched 20 and a third innings, finishing with a perfect 3-0 record. In his time on the mound, he accumulated a superb 1.33 ERA.

Enlow piled up 19 strikeouts, only four walks and he only allowed one home run. He also only surrendered 10 hits and four runs in those 20 innings of play.