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Portrait of Corey Black

Corey Black PCubs

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date8-4-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age25 years, 0 months, 21 days
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2012 CSC A 5 5 23.7 2 2 0 18 5 29 0 .266 97 6.8 1.9 0.0 11.0 61% .305 .202 0.97 2.02 3.80
2012 STA A- 6 6 27.7 0 0 0 22 8 21 1 .270 96 7.2 2.6 0.3 6.8 60% .273 .229 1.08 3.37 2.28
2012 YAN Rk 1 1 1.3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .227 98 13.5 13.5 0.0 0.0 50% .333 .356 3.00 7.93 6.75
2013 DAY A+ 5 5 25.0 4 0 0 22 10 28 3 .258 100 7.9 3.6 1.1 10.1 51% .306 .248 1.28 4.00 2.88
2013 TAM A+ 19 19 82.7 3 8 0 79 45 88 2 .256 97 8.6 4.9 0.2 9.6 45% .321 .263 1.50 3.31 4.25
2014 TEN AA 26 25 124.3 6 7 0 100 71 119 13 .262 100 7.2 5.1 0.9 8.6 45% .269 .267 1.38 4.68 3.47
2015 TEN AA 37 9 86.0 3 5 0 74 47 101 7 .268 96 7.7 4.9 0.7 10.6 51% .319 .270 1.41 3.86 4.92
2015 MSS Wnt 8 0 8.7 1 0 0 12 7 6 1 .000 12.5 7.3 1.0 6.2 0% .367 .000 2.19 6.12 11.42
2016 TEN AA 20 0 22.7 0 3 8 18 15 25 0 .264 7.1 6.0 0.0 9.9 39% .316 .234 1.46 3.35 3.18
2016 IOW AAA 24 0 24.7 0 3 6 25 18 31 0 .271 9.1 6.6 0.0 11.3 45% .385 .268 1.74 3.41 5.11

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 2014-06-15 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed -

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BP Articles

Corey Black is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 10, 2016Will Haines2016-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, November 3rdBrendan Gawlowski2015-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Justin UptonBP Staff2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaisy Cutter: Let's Talk About the Cubs BullpenSahadev Sharma2015-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28Jeff Moore2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Boston Gets Buchholz BackDaniel Rathman2013-09-11
BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-27
Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All TimeBen Lindbergh2013-07-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Of CHC lower-level SP prospects, which guys have a shot, emphasis on shot, @ being a #3 or better?
(Matt from CHI)
There are plenty of pitchers who have the pitches, and thus potential, to reach that kind of ceiling (like Corey Black). Carson Sands, Justin Steele, and Jake Stinnett all could get there, although the safe bet is that none of them will. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Cubs pitcher Corey Black? He has tons of stuff and the pitches to be a starter. Is that the direction the cubs are going in? Whats his upside? #2 starter maybe?
(Kenny Graves from Newburgh, NY)
I know this sounds hypocritical because I just said something about how Corey Black has the pure stuff to be a mid-rotation starter, but he's a reliever. He struggles locating within the strike zone, his stuff gets worse as the game progresses, and he's always going to run high pitch counts. Put him in the bullpen and let him fire on all cylinders for an inning at a time. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Corey Black has Bullpen Written all over him, Huge arm,small frame. But can that arm produce swing and miss stuff?
(Juan from San Diego )
Sure. I've seen him miss plenty of bats. Bullpen arm all the way, but a future major leaguer. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Corey Black threw 36 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2015, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph), Change (88mph) and Curve (82mph).