Walter on Blair: "Pat has emerged as our starting shortstop and lead-off hitter. He shows great instincts and passion for the game. As he matures, he should be the backbone of this ballclub defensively."
Prior to Wake Forest: Four-year letterwinner at Calvert Hall High School, where he led his team to four MIAA "A" Conference titles ... Hit over .450 each of last three years of high school, including a .543 batting average with four homers during sophomore season ... Named Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Examiner Player of the Year after junior season ... Three-time All-Metro and All-MIAA selection ... Helped his high school team to a 33-0 record during 2007 season, which included the team being ranked No. 1 in the nation ... Holds the state record for runs scored in a single season ... Member of the Oriolelanders Showcase Team in 2007 and 2008 ... Played for the Oriole Scout Team in 2008 and was selected to play at the USA Trails in Cary, N.C. during the summer of 2008 ... Also played basketball and football during freshman and sophomore years of high school.
Personal: Born on October 1, 1991 ... Son of Stephen and Ana Blair ... Uncle, Marty, played in the Texas Rangers organization.