Blake Cederlind is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the United States. In 2020, he made his MLB debut.
Cederlind was a baseball player at Turlock High School in Turlock, California, where he played alongside Brett Cumberland and Kevin Kramer.
In his senior year of 2014, he went 8–1 with a 1.50 ERA and a.289 batting average. He was not selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft out of high school, so he enrolled at Merced Collegiate and played college baseball there.
Cederlind finished 3–1 with a 7.89 ERA in 21+23 innings as a rookie at Merced in 2015. He was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins, but he did not sign.
In his sophomore season at Merced, he pitched in 23 games (four starts) and posted a 5–2 record with a 3.75 ERA while striking out 63 batters in 57+23 innings.
Cederlind was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates following the season.
Cederlind signed a $285,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was assigned to the Bristol Pirates.
He went 0–1 with a 4.67 ERA in six starts. Cederlind pitched for the West Virginia Power in 2017, with a 2–3 record with a 7.76 ERA in 25 games (seven starts), striking out 55 batters in 58 innings.
In June, he was promoted to the Bradenton Marauders after returning to West Virginia to start the 2018 season.
He threw to a 4–4 record with a 4.89 ERA in 49+23 innings for both teams, striking out 54 batters.
Cederlind spent the first few months of 2019 in Bradenton before getting promoted to the Altoona Curve in May. He was promoted to the Indianapolis Indians in August and spent the rest of the season with them.
Cederlind went 5–2 with a 2.28 ERA in 41 bullpen appearances for the three teams, striking out 55 batters in 59+13 innings.
Following the 2019 season, Cederlind was added to the Pirates’ 40-man roster. Cederlind tested positive for COVID-19 on July 5, 2020, according to reports.
How Old Is Blake Cederlind?
Blake Cerderlind is 26 years. He was born on January 4, 1996.