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Black allowed one earned run on Sunday

Pitchers that stand below the six-foot threshold are often at a disadvantage in terms of their draftability. Even when 5-foot-11 Corey Black dominated hitters in the smaller NAIA this past season, there were questions about his numbers translating to a professional setting. Make no mistake, the booming digits that the 20-year-old right-hander is flashing across the radar gun are nothing miniscule.

Black features a four-pitch repertoire, highlighted by a mid-90's fastball that tops out at 99 mph. While he gains valuable experience on the mound in Staten Island, the speed is also steadily coming along for him. "That's actually good to hear because the first couple outings I was at 92-94, and I haven't been used to that in a while," Black said after his third start. "So it's good to hear... Recommended Stories