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Blake Robert DeWitt (born August 20, 1985) is a second baseman, third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball. Somone who is so adept at many different positions while not having one set position is generally called a utility player.

As a senior shortstop at Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Missouri, he batted .558 with 15 home runs, 11 doubles, and 48 RBIs and was named to Baseball America's High School All-America first team, the Associated Press Class 3 all-state first team, and the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3 all-state first team. DeWitt is one of the few players in Missouri baseball history to be named first team all-state four times. In addition to his hitting prowess, DeWitt was an effective pitcher, winning a Missouri high school record 27 consecutive games and losing only 1. Along with current University of Missouri career home run leader Jacob Priday, DeWitt led the Sikeston Bulldogs to three state championship appearances in his four years. DeWitt broke eight Missouri high school records in batting and pitching according to the state's governing athletic association, the Missouri State High School Activities Association.

He was scheduled to attend Georgia Tech, but he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round of the June 2004 MLB draft and chose to play professional ball. He was rated as the best high school pure hitter entering the draft.

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