The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Victor Black in the 2009 draft with the 49th overall selection. Black came in to the draft rated as the number 50 prospect by Baseball America, profiling as a future back of the bullpen option. After an injury filled 2010 season, the Pirates announced that they were moving Black to the bullpen for the 2011 season. Black has a 91-95 MPH fastball which can go higher in relief appearances. He currently rates as one of the top relief pitching prospects in the farm system, behind Diego Moreno and Daniel Moskos.
John Dreker of Pirates Prospects recently interviewed Victor about his 2010 injuries, his move to the bullpen, his preparation for the upcoming season, and his pitch selection. Here is what Victor had to say:
John Dreker: Hi Victor. First, thank ...
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