Derek Law

Position: RHP
Born: 9/14/1990
Height: 6'2
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Went 0-1 with a 4.56 ERA in 28 games at Richmond (Double-A), going 13-for-13 in save opportunities and striking out 32 while walking just eight and allowing 31 hits in 25.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Sacramento (Triple-A) April 15 when RHP Sergio Romo went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 4/15/2016

Debut Details
April 15, in a 7-3 loss to the Dodgers. The third of four pitchers, Law came on in the seventh inning and struck out the side, with a triple by Justin Turner sandwiched in there. Coming on for Cory Gearrin, Law fanned Adrian Gonzalez swinging before Turner tripled to right, but he was stranded at third when Howie Kendrick went down swinging and Trayce Thompson was caught looking for the final out. Law threw 21 pitches, 13 for strikes.

Player Notes
Law started the season making his Triple-A debut at Sacramento but by the time he’d fanned two in three innings of one-hit ball in three games there he was already getting the call to the big leagues. Coming into 2016, Law had combined for a 2.83 career ERA in 148 games, all out of the pen, and had fanned 249 in 194 innings, but that time was interrupted when he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014 and didn’t return to the mound until the latter part of 2015. He’d put up pretty spectacular numbers in his last full season, 2013, seeing time in the Arizona League (Rookie), Augusta (Class A) and San Jose (High A) to combine for a 2.31 ERA in 46 games, 14 saves and 102 strikeouts against 12 walked in 66.1 IP. And no, that’s not a typo.

2080 Notes
High-effort righty with a plus curve and impressive deception coming from (1) ability to shield ball from hitters and (2) herk-and-jerk in the motion that makes release tough to track. Fastball is low-to mid-90s with some sink to it. Curveball is hard downer at 80 mph. Spots curve to both sides of plate and can bury it as a chase pitch. Profiles as a late-inning arm that can rack up strikeouts.