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Vic Black

RHP | GiantsSF
Vic Black
Name: Victor Laurence Black
Born: May 23, 1988 in Amarillo, Texas USA
High School: Amarillo (Texas) HS
College: Dallas Baptist
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (49th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009 (signed for $717,000)
Black may have cemented his status as Texas' top college prospect when he outpitched two of his main challengers, Texas A&M's Brook Raley and Alex Wilson, in front of a crowd of scouts in late April. Black allowed just one hit in the first six innings before tiring, topping out at 96 mph and sitting at 92-94. His fastball is pretty straight because he throws from a high three-quarters slot, and his control sometimes deserts him, but he has pitched in the mid-90s throughout the season. Black has improved his mechanics and command significantly from a year ago, when he struggled mightily at Dallas Baptist (1-6, 4.97) and in the Cape Cod League (0-4, 7.01). He had a good curveball as a freshman but lost it in 2008, and he now throws a slider. It has good tilt when he stays balanced over the rubber, and it was sharp against the Aggies.His changeup has been more effective this year, but it will require work in pro ball. His 6-foot-4, 204-pound frame is built for durability. The velocity and progress Black has shown this season could carry him into the end of the first round.
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