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Portrait of Vic Black

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Birth Date5-23-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.42013
-0.22014
2015
0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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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
2013 NYN 0 15 0 13.0 3 0 1 11 4 12 1 .262 96 7.6 2.8 0.7 8.3 24% .270 .238 1.15 3.33 3.46 0 0.00 0.0
2013 PIT 0 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 2 3 0 .255 93 13.5 4.5 0.0 6.8 47% .400 .332 2.00 3.77 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NYN MLB 41 0 34.7 2 3 0 26 19 32 2 .259 94 6.8 4.9 0.5 8.3 48% .255 .254 1.30 3.74 2.60 110 4.96 -0.2
2013 TOT MLB 18 0 17.0 3 0 1 17 6 15 1 .260 96 9.0 3.2 0.5 7.9 30% .308 .264 1.35 3.43 3.71 114 6.54 -0.4
CareerMLB59051.75314325473.259957.54.40.58.242%.274.2571.323.642.961125.48-0.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2009 SCO A- 13 7 31.3 1 2 1 26 15 33 0 .260 108 7.5 4.3 0.0 9.5 54% .286 .229 1.31 2.74 3.45
2010 WVA A 2 2 4.7 0 0 0 3 5 8 1 .271 94 5.7 9.6 1.9 15.3 33% .250 .284 1.70 6.72 9.57
2011 WVA A 22 0 29.0 2 1 1 30 16 23 0 .261 102 9.3 5.0 0.0 7.1 54% .333 .273 1.59 3.80 5.28
2011 BRD A+ 5 0 6.7 1 0 0 8 4 5 1 .252 113 10.8 5.4 1.4 6.8 43% .350 .313 1.80 6.09 4.05
2012 ALT AA 51 0 60.0 2 3 13 40 29 85 2 .262 101 6.0 4.3 0.3 12.8 55% .295 .210 1.15 2.45 1.65
2012 SCO Wnt 12 0 10.7 1 1 1 17 11 11 0 .000 14.3 9.3 0.0 9.3 0% .486 .000 2.62 5.23 11.81
2013 NYN MLB 15 0 13.0 3 0 1 11 4 12 1 .262 96 7.6 2.8 0.7 8.3 24% .270 .238 1.15 3.33 3.46
2013 PIT MLB 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 2 3 0 .255 93 13.5 4.5 0.0 6.8 47% .400 .332 2.00 3.77 4.50
2013 IND AAA 38 0 46.7 5 3 17 28 21 63 2 .250 100 5.4 4.0 0.4 12.2 44% .252 .189 1.05 2.48 2.51
2014 NYN MLB 41 0 34.7 2 3 0 26 19 32 2 .259 94 6.8 4.9 0.5 8.3 48% .255 .254 1.30 3.74 2.60
2014 LVG AAA 17 0 18.7 0 1 7 12 17 18 0 .276 107 5.8 8.2 0.0 8.7 54% .261 .241 1.55 4.66 1.45
2015 SLU A+ 4 0 3.7 0 2 0 5 3 2 1 .259 109 12.3 7.4 2.5 4.9 36% .308 .423 2.18 8.07 7.36
2015 BIN AA 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 .270 103 6.0 1.5 0.0 7.5 47% .235 .178 0.83 2.10 0.00
2015 LVG AAA 31 0 26.7 1 4 3 32 26 27 3 .276 115 10.8 8.8 1.0 9.1 41% .362 .310 2.17 5.96 7.09

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 284 0.4754 0.4824 0.7956 0.6000 0.3758 0.8765 0.6786 0.2044
2014 559 0.4275 0.4365 0.7172 0.6067 0.3094 0.8276 0.5556 0.2828
Career8430.44360.4520.74360.60440.33180.84410.5970.2564

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
2014-09-14 2014-09-29 DTD 15 13 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2014-08-24 2014-09-08 15-DL 15 13 - Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2014-04-04 2014-04-11 Minors 7 0 - Neck Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve - -
2013-05-22 2013-06-24 Minors 33 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-07 2011-05-26 Minors 49 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis -
2010-05-23 2010-09-07 Minors 107 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYN $515,500
2014 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$515,500
1 yrTotal$515,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 166 d1 year/$0.5155M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 9/1/15.
  • 1 year/$502,250 (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/12. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Acquired by NY Mets in trade with Pittsburgh 8/29/13 (player to be named in 8/28/13 John Buck/Marlon Byrd deal).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (1s-49) (Dallas Baptist HS). $0.717M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Vic Black is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 8, 2015Ian Frazer2015-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!Ian Frazer2015-04-20
The Week in Quotes: April 13-19, 2015Chris Mosch2015-04-20
The Week in Quotes: April 13-19, 2015Nick Wheatley-Schaller2015-04-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: NL Post-ProspectsJ.P. Breen2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League RelieversKeith Cromer2015-03-05
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Bret Sayre2015-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: New York MetsBret Sayre2014-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Dilson HerreraCraig Goldstein2014-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Dilson HerreraJeff Moore2014-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 22Mauricio Rubio2014-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 20Mauricio Rubio2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 28, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Sunday Morning DefendingDaniel Rathman2014-07-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Straight ChasingMauricio Rubio2014-06-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 11: The Ballad of Kevin GreggMauricio Rubio2014-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 10Bret Sayre2014-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 10Mike Gianella2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Reversals of FortuneDaniel Rathman2014-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Way, JoseR.J. Anderson2014-05-29
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Chris Mosch2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Bacarella2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-05-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief PitchersBret Sayre2014-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief PitchersCraig Goldstein2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief PitchersPaul Sporer2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: New York MetsBret Sayre2014-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Kubel to ClevelandR.J. Anderson2013-08-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: On the GrilliMike Gianella2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1Kevin Goldstein2012-08-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to saves in 2015, can you please rank the following. Vic Black, Josh Fields, Zach Putnam, Junichi Tazawa. Thanks dude.
(Corey from San Jacinto)
Putnam, Fields, and Black, Tazawa with the caveat that anything can happen between now and ST 2015. If you're looking for fluidity, Chicago and Houston are better place to go than Boston (sounds like they might bring back Koji Uehara) and New York (Mejia is OK if he's healthy, and Familia looks like a solid back-up plan). (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Ken Giles and Vic Black? Saves opp in August and Sept?
(Chris from Siem Reap)
Both situations are fluid, I think Giles takes over if Jonathan Papelbon gets moved, and Vic Black might just take that job in Queens. I would put more stock in Giles but both could see saves. I like both guys. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What current non-closing RP gets the most saves ROS?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Joakim Soria, Ken Giles, Vic Black, a random White Sox reliever. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Enjoying the chat, thanks. Q. National Leaguer with one or fewer saves who is mostly likely to have seven by the end of the year?
(gerrybraun from san diego)
Vic Black, Santiago Casilla, Alex Torres, Brad Ziegler. And I like Addison Reed but I can see them pulling the plug for a bit. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more saves this year? Cody Allen or Vic Black? Thanks
(Vic from Baltimore)
Black, but I believe in Axford this year so that definitely influences this pick (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Vic Black threw 879 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Curve (83mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph). He also rarely threw a Change (90mph).