Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ray Black in the Orange and Black?

This guy was hitting 101 mph on the radar guns in the Arizona Fall League, per mlb.com. 

 RP: The Scottsdale Bullpen: Ray Black, RHP (Giants' No. 25 prospect); Twins RHPs Nick Burdi (No. 10) and Jake Reed
The Scorpions' bullpen featured two of the AFL's hardest throwers in Black and Burdi, and both right-handers used their triple-digit fastballs to pile up strikeouts. Black fanned 16 batters over nine innings while consistently hitting 101 mph and even bumping 103 in one of his final outings.

The reporter was even more impressed with shortstop prospect Christian Arroyo --
 SS: Christian Arroyo (Giants' No. 2 prospect)
Arroyo followed a strong season at Class A Advanced San Jose with an equally impressive showing in the AFL, hitting .308 with three home runs and three doubles in 19 games for Scottsdale. The 20-year-old right-handed hitter employs an aggressive approach and has some swing-and-miss to his game, but he also finds the barrel quite a bit -- thanks to excellent hand-eye coordination and a deep contact point -- and has good pop for his size, with the potential for 12-15 home runs at maturity. Arroyo has good actions and hands at shortstop but range that's a cleaner fit at second base, although his bat makes him attractive at either middle-infield spot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arroyo, Black, and Mac W really stood out this fall. Mejia was a workhorse, Slater's bat came around later on, and even lefty McCormick had some bright spots.

Arguably the best AFL performance for the Giants as an organization, ever.

7:24 PM  

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