|Hometown:||Daytona Beach, Fla.|
|High School:||New Smyrna HS|
2013: Saw action in 32 games with 20 starts behind the plate...Accumulated 140 putouts with no errors.
2012: Started in ten games during his rookie campaign at USF...Saw action in five games, four as the backup catcher, before suffering a concussion in the March 7th game against Jacksonville...The freshman sat out just over a month before returning in the April 15th game against Pittsburgh...With just thirteen overall appearances, the freshman still ended the season with the second-best batting average of .289...Before suffering the concussion, he recorded a 3-for-5, 1 RBI performance against Savannah St. on March 3rd...Post-concussion, he saw action in eight games including two during the 2012 BIG EAST Baseball Championships...He collected an RBI single during the March 23 game against Connecticut.
High School: A first team all-county player for New Smyrna Beach High School... batted .429 with five homers and 42 RBIs his junior season...batted .480 with seven homers and 43 RBIs his senior season...named to the Florida FACA All-State team in 2011...voted MVP in 2009 and 2011...team captain his senior year... awarded first team all-county 2009-2011 and second team all-county in 2008...coached by Jose Fernandez...member of the Orlando Scorpions AAU squad...top five in graduating class...member of the Honor Society and was awarded with honor roll all four years.
Personal: Full name is Blake Samuel Sydeski... born November 16, 1992 in Daytona Beach, Fla...son of Samuel and Wendy Sydeski...has three sisters, Samantha (11), Christina (24), and Megan (22)...hobbies include fishing...majoring in Criminology.