He and his wife Sherri have two children, Olivia and Brock...Is a 2001 graduate of Pine-Richland (Penn.) HS, where he was teammates with Neil Walker.
In his first season in the organization, played the majority of the year with Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett Braves…Batted .256 (89-for-348) with 22 doubles, one home run and 36 RBI in 109 games at the minor league level...With Gwinnett, appeared in 60 games at first base, including 52 starts…Played in 45 games at catcher, making 42 starts…Also pitched in three games totaling 3.0 innings...Batted .350 (48-for-137) in 42 games after the Triple-A All-Star break…Had 14 doubles, a .391 on-base percentage and an .843 OPS in that span….In 68 games prior to the break his batting average was .194 (41-for-211)...Had his contract purchased from Gwinnett on 9/11 and appeared in 10 games with Atlanta, going 2-for-13 (.154)…Made one start at first base on 9/16 (0-for-4)….His appearance as a pinch-hitter (0-for-1) on 9/11 was his first appearance in the majors since 5/14/13 with MIL...Collected a pinch-single in the eighth inning on 9/14 for his first Major League hit since singling as a pinch-hitter on 5/2/13...Drove in a run on 9/29, his first RBI at the Major League level since 4/20/13
Spent his second consecutive season with the Diamondbacks organization and hit .260 (64-for-246) over 81 games...It was his fourth consecutive season at the Triple-A level... Made 68 appearances (63 starts) at catcher and committed just one error in 494 total chances for a .998 fielding percentage...Hit .349 (29-for-83) over his final 29 games of the season to lift his average 47 points from .213 to .260.
Played 93 games with Triple-A Reno and batted .275 (78-for-284) with 17 doubles and 27 RBI...Threw out 41.0 percent (28-of-69) at attempted basestealers, the third-best percentage in the Pacific Coast League.
Hit .125 (3-for-24) in 16 games for the Brewers…started 5 games at fi rst base and 1 game at catcher...Appeared in 82 games with Triple-A Nashville, batting .282 (80-for-284) with 14 doubles, 11 home runs, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored.
Combined to hit .256 (81-for-316) with 20 doubles, 8 home runs and 41 RBI in 97 games between Triple-A
Iowa (Cubs) and Triple-A Sacramento (A's)…also appeared in 6 games for the Cubs, hitting .133 (2-for-15)...Made Major League debut vs. White Sox on May 18, going 0-for-1...Collected fi rst hit with a 2-run single on May 21 @ Astros (off Wilton Lopez)...Traded to A's for C Anthony Recker on Aug. 27, 2012.
Blake spent his third-full season with Double-A Tennessee, earning a mid-season Southern League All-Star nod...hit .287
(100-for-349) with 22 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 52 RBI in 108 games...Batted a consistent .288 (23-for-80) against lefties and .286 (77-for-
269) against righthanders...Owned a .353 batting average (24-for-68) when leading off an inning...Hit .347 (17-for-49) with a .439 on-base percentage in 17 April games...Had a season-high four hits, going 4-for-4 with three doubles and two
RBI, July 24 vs. Carolina.
Blake batted .311 (141-for-453) with 23 doubles, four homers and 52 RBI in 130 games for Double-A Tennessee...he
drew 68 walks compared to 53 strikeouts, finishing with a .403 on-base percentage...Spent the majority of his time at first base, recording a .992 fielding
percentage (7 E/393 TC) at that position...Named a Southern League mid-season All-Star, hitting .301 (118-for-
381) in the first half...Batted .311 against both righthanders (104-for-334) and lefties (37-
for-119)...Had three hitting streaks of nine or more games, including two 10-game
runs...Was a non-roster invitee to major league Spring Training for the first time
in his career.
Blake was named to the Southern League post-season All-Star team after he finished the season with a .314 batting average
in a career-high 118 games for Double-A Tennessee...Hit above .300 in four of the team's six months of play: .381 in April;
.333 in May; .394 in July and .318 in September...Joined six other Smokies who were named to the Southern League midseason
All-Star squad ... started the game at first base...Ranked first on the club with a .372 on-base percentage and had a .793
OPS...Hit five home runs on the year, while driving in 52 runs ... had 36 multihit
affairs...Boasted a .367 batting average (33-for-90) against southpaws...Hit at a .321 clip (62-for-193) on the road ... hit .324 (11-for-34)
during the day...Batted .318 (14-for-44) with 20 RBI with runners in scoring position and
two outs ... went 3-for-4 (.750) with seven RBI with the bases loaded...Opened the year with a season-high nine-game hitting streak, April 9-21
... went 14-for-27 (.519) with seven runs, three doubles, one homer and
three RBI during the tear...Hit a monthly-best .394 (26-for-66) with six doubles, two homers and 14
RBI in 21 July contests...Pitched in four games for the Smokies, going 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA (2
Established career highs in games played (112), batting average (.326), doubles (38) and RBI (70) between Single-A Peoria,
Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee...Spent a majority of the season with the Daytona Cubs, appearing in 78
games for the club ... hit at a .343 clip (97-for-283) with 29 doubles,
seven homers and 49 RBI...Had six hitting streaks of five or more games with Daytona, including a
season-high 10-gamer, June 10-23...Finished with a .905 OPS, thanks to a .386 on-base percentage and a
.519 slugging percentage with the D-Cubs...Hit .429 (3-for-7) with a RBI as a pinch-hitter with Daytona...Batted .347 (52-for-150) with runners on base, while boasting a .305
batting average (29-for-95) with runners in scoring position with the
D-Cubs...Played in 12 games for Peoria before his April 24 promotion to Daytona
... batted .283 (13-for-46) with seven RBI in those 12 contests...Marked his first time at the Double-A level when he played for the
Tennessee Smokies, July 9-August 11 ... he batted .286 (20-for-70) with
14 RBI in 22 games.
Appeared in 77 games with Single-A Peoria, batting .295 with 13 doubles, four homers and 33 RBI...Hit .338 (23-for-68) in 20 day games ... boasted a .342 batting average (53-for-155) in 43 road contests.
Played in 25 games in his first professional season between Single-A Boise and Single-A Peoria, hitting .173 with four RBI.