All posts tagged "Victor Black"

  • Analysis
    Victor Black Dominating With an Upper 90s Fastball and Plus Slider

    Vic Black has been dominant in his first season at the Douhle-A Level. When spring training broke camp, the Pirates decided to promote Victor Black aggressively to the Double-A level, despite just 6.2 innings in high-A. Black, Pittsburgh's first round supplemental pick in the 2009 draft, had only compiled 71.2 innings over parts of...

  • Analysis
    Victor Black Added to the Eastern League All-Star Game

    The Altoona Curve were already sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star game. Today the team announced via press release that reliever Victor Black has been added to the game, giving Altoona four representatives. Black is currently dominating in relief for Altoona. The right-hander has a 1.36 ERA on the year,...

  • Analysis
    Pirate City Observations – 3/20/12

    Today is my last day down here, but Tim, Kristy, and Wilbur will still all be down here for a little while. I got over to Pirate City at 9:30 a.m. to check out the action and see the intra-squad scrimmages. Here's some quick thoughts on players that I saw: * Yhonathan...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospect Notebook: Lots of Heat

    Duke Welker was hitting 98 MPH today. There were a lot of top Pirates prospects throwing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the top guys in the system were on the road. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, both top ten prospects, started in the A-ball games at Toronto's minor league complex. Missing out...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

    I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next...

  • Transactions
    Victor Black Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted relief pitcher Victor Black to high-A Bradenton.  Black was selected in the compensation portion of the first round in the 2009 draft.  He's dealt with injuries over the last two years, pitching just 4.2 innings in 2010.  In West Virginia this year he put up a 5.28...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profiles: Victor Black

    Black has a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings this year. One of the most interesting prospects in the lower levels, outside of the consensus top guys, is Victor Black.  The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Black with a compensation pick in 2009, getting that compensation for failing to sign Tanner Scheppers the year before....

  • Analysis
    Von Rosenberg Exits Early in 12-5 Loss

    Von Rosenberg left early tonight. I stayed around an extra day to see Zack Von Rosenberg pitch.  I also found out yesterday that I'd be seeing Brooks Pounders at some point today.  Neither plan worked out.  Von Rosenberg lasted less than an inning, allowing seven runs in 0.2 innings.  That brought Pounders...

  • Analysis
    Where Are Victor Black and Brett Lorin?

    Black is in extended Spring Training, and will report to Bradenton's bullpen when he is ready to start his 2011 season. I received the Bradenton roster this afternoon while I was on the road, heading to West Virginia for their media day.  I only had enough time to pull over, post the...

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Bullpen

    Black will move to the bullpen in 2011. Today we wrap up the 2011 Brdenton Marauders preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we've covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  When you get as low as A-ball, you're not going to have a lot of top bullpen prospects....

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