Giants prospect Ray Black is the 100-mph throwing, stirrups-wearing reliever of your dreams
Ray Black hits 100 mph during AFL Fall Stars Game
Meet Giants prospect Ray Black, the man soon to be your new favorite baseball player. Here are some things you should know.
A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Black was a seventh-round Draft pick of the Giants back in 2011 -- despite a 6.30 ERA in his final season of college ball. How could that be, you ask? Allow us to introduce you to Ray Black's fastball, shown here during Saturday's Fall Stars Game:
And here's how the rest of that inning went:
You probably won't be surprised to learn that, though Black didn't appear in the Minor Leagues until last year -- he injured his shoulder just a week into his first Spring Training -- he's spent the past two seasons tearing through the lower levels.
Which is all great, except, well, we've buried the lede here a little. You see, not only is Ray Black a flamethrowing reliever who's battled back from injury to be awesome, he's all of those things with fantastic taste in stirrups. Behold:
This has been a PSA regarding Ray Black, your new favorite baseball player.