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Ray Black

Born: 06/26/1990 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225
Mechanics
Arm Action: long arm action with quick arm

Delivery: moderate effort, slight tilt

Body: broad shoulders and torso with narrow lower half; tall, lean build that is mature and filled out
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 04/17/2016
Affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels (, Giants)
Dates Seen 04/12
OFP 40
Realistic Inconsistent reliever, possible setup man
MLB ETA 2016
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 80 80 97-98 104 elite high octane, overpowering FB; as velo climbs, pitch straightens out; will show late armside run in upper 90s; lethal movement w/ plus-plus velo if command comes around; control an issue, particularly up in zone
SL 45 55 85 85 control limits usage; slurvy, flashes plus horizontal break with downward movement; has improved as a pitch, but lacks command; even without command of pitch, overall control must improve for it to be any kind of weapon
CH         showed in warmups, did not use in game; showed sharp dive with armside fade
CONTROL 35 40     struggles to avoid walks; FB control prevents ability to use anything offspeed; lots of armside-high misses
Overall

Elite, unheard of velocity with below AVG control/command. Will overpower with FB to generate swings and misses. FB will show plus run at lower (upper 90s!) velocity. Becomes one-pitch pitcher due to command/control. Will flash above average breaking ball, but lacks command of pitch to make it a weapon at present. Tools exist to be shutdown reliever, but should not be relied on to clean up an inning. As long as velo is there, the carnival act will always generate interest.

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