Married (Chelsea Gielarowski)...they have been together since high school. Grew up and still makes his home in Pittsburgh, PA. Father is former right-handed pitcher Joe Law, who spent nine seasons in the A's farm system and four days on the Major League roster. Has one sibling, an autistic brother, Dustin, who is four years younger than Derek. His father, Joe, was his pitching coach at every level through high school...Derek was good enough to be drafted at the end of high school in 2009 (by the Texas Rangers in the 28th round), but he chose to go to Miami Dade College in Florida, which has a highly respected baseball program. In high school, he was voted Most Athletic and Best Dancer. "Only my good friends know I can dance,'' He loves baseball history with a particular interest in the Negro Leagues...he has been collecting baseball figurines since he was a kid...his most prized: Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Involved with the following organizations: AASCEND - Autism Awareness and Little League Support.
Had two stints with the Giants, going 4-1 with a 5.06 ERA (21er, 37.1ip)...Made his first-ever Opening Day roster...Went 3-0 with a 2.40 ERA (4er, 15.0ip) over his first 16 appearances with San Francisco...Had a nine game stretch from late May-mid June where he allowed 12 earned runs and 20 hits (including four home runs) in 8.2 innings (12.46 ERA)...was optioned to triple-A on June 19...Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 and posted a 3.68 ERA (3er, 7.1ip) in 10 outings...Went 1-1 with a 2.48 ERA (9er, 32.2ip) and 10 saves in 25 games with triple-A Sacramento.
Rookie right-hander completed his first season in the big leagues as one of the best Giants relievers, posting a 2.13 ERA in 61 games. Started the season with triple-A Sacramento... was recalled on April 15, taking the roster spot of RHP Sergio Romo, who was placed on the 15-day DL. Made his big league debut on April 15 at Los Angeles-NL...struck out Adrian Gonzalez then allowed a triple to Justin Turner before striking out Howie Kendrick and Trayce Thompson…his fastball topped 96 mph. Earned his first big league win on May 7 vs. Colorado after tossing a scoreless 13th inning in the Giants' 2-1 win. His 2.13 ERA ranked as the sixth-lowest figure among National League relievers. Had a 17.0 inning scoreless streak that spanned 19 games from July 4-Aug. 16...it was tied for the eighth longest scoreless inning streak among relievers. His 0.96 WHIP ranked as the 10th best figure among relievers in the National League. Allowed nine walks in 55.0 innings...his 1.47 BB/9.0 average ranked as the fourth best figure among relievers in the NL. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 28 with a strain in his right elbow and missed 15 games.
Came back from his recovery of Tommy John surgery and appeared in just 28 games with Double-A Richmond, going 0-1 with a 4.56 ERA and 13 saves...allowed 31 hits in 25.2 innings...had a WHIP of 1.52.
Was a non-roster invitee to big league camp and was so impressive that he wasn't sent down to the minors until the final weekend...Was ultimately assigned to double-A Richmond where he posted a 2.57 ERA and converted 13 of 14 save opportunities in 28.0 innings...However, suffered an elbow injury in early June that required Tommy John surgery, which ended his season...Was leading the Eastern League in saves prior to his injury...Left a road game on June 8th at Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA , under the supervision of Squirrels' Athletic Trainer David Getsoff, Manager Russ Morman and Pitching Coach Ross Grimsley…was originally diagnosed with forearm tightness, but it was later learned that his injury would require "Tommy John" surgery…Law learned that his season had ended while at the team's hotel in Trenton, NJ.
Combined to go 5-4 with a 2.50 ERA (17 ER, 61.1 IP) in 46 appearances between ARL-Giants, Class A Augusta and Class A Advanced San Jose...Posted a remarkable 102-to-12 strikeout/walk ratio between all three clubs (8.2 K/BB)...Was a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances with San Jose and didn't issue his first walk until his 18th appearance...Had a 45-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25.2 innings with San Jose...Went 1-0 and did not allow a run in 12.1 innings (11 appearances) for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League...Ranked fourth in the AFL in games finished (eight)...Was named to Arizona Fall League Top Prospects list.