From BR Bullpen
Ray Black Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 225 lb.
- School University of Pittsburgh
- High School Coughlin High School
 Biographical Information
Ray Black was drafted in 2011.
Black was 0-3 with a save and a 16.74 ERA as a college sophomore in 2010 (he was redshirted in 2009). He allowed 28 hits and 15 walks in 16 2/3 IP and Pitt's highest ERA by almost five points. As a junior in 2011, Ray was 1-1 with 4 saves, a 6.30 ERA, 26 walks and 33 strikeouts in 20 innings. Despite his lofty ERA and walk totals, the reliever was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the 7th round of the 2011 amateur draft. The team was impressed by his fastball, which hit the upper 90s on the radar gun. He signed for a $225,000 bonus, the last of Pitt's six 2011 draftees to sign.