San Francisco Giants
    Ray Black
    Ray Black
    #62 | Ray Black
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | San Francisco Giants
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 6/26/1990
    Height, Weight 6'5", 225 lbs
    From Wilkes-Barre, PA
    College Pittsburgh
    Drafted 2011 - Rd 7
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2018 Season
    SV
    0
    --
    WHIP
    1.16
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    ERA
    6.17
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 6/26/1990
    Height, Weight 6'5", 225 lbs
    From Wilkes-Barre, PA
    College Pittsburgh
    Drafted 2011 - Rd 7
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireMar 19, 1:47p ET

    News

    Black was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Black has triple-digit heat, but he also has minor-league options, so he was sent down as the Giants look to manage their bullpen resources. He'll likely be back at some point this season, as his 6.17 ERA in 23.1 frames last year hid a decent 3.98 FIP.

    RotowireMar 17, 3:42p ET

    News

    Black has made six appearances this spring, posting a 3.38 ERA with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings.

    Impact

    Black is currently vying for a middle-relief role with the Giants this season. The hard-throwing righty can touch triple digits on the gun (97.9 mph fastball average last season), but his mediocre control (3.9 BB/9) and lack of command within the strike zone (1.5 HR/9) left him with a 6.17 ERA over 23.1 innings in 2018. Still, Black's elite strikeout numbers (12.7 K/9 in the majors was the lowest mark of any affiliated season) make him an intriguing relief arm should he not only win a job out of camp, but move into a higher-leverage role at some point this season.