Coming in at 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds, the 20-year-old Black has already had Tommy John Surgery, but can still manage to get his fastball up in the 94-96 mph range. He also has a changeup and a slider although both pitches will need work as he moves up to the next level.
Because of his size he may end up as a reliever, but he was a starter in college and where he ends up ultimately will depend on whether or not he can develop strong secondary pitches.
He played two seasons at San Diego State before transferring. Playing as an infielder and a pitcher his freshman year, Black had a 7.04 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 27 walks in 47 innings. During his sophomore year he improved to a 3.56 ERA, 78 K’s and 42 BB’s in 37 innings. His breakout year was this season at Faulkner where he put up a 1.53 ERA in 88 innings over 14 games.