Height: 5' 11" Weight: 195 lbs
Pro Experience: Road Warrior Black Sox (2020)
College Experience: High Point University, University of Montevallo
During his stint with the Road Warrior Black Sox of the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy, Silber saw his most efficient season since 2014. In five outings, the Raleigh, NC native produced a 2-0 record and boasted a 2.42 ERA, his best ever as a starter. Over a team-high 26 innings pitched, Silber notched his career-best in WHIP, walks per nine, and strikeout to walk ratio. His mark of 34 strikeouts was a team-best, more than doubling the next highest mark of 16.
Silber's professional career began in the Atlantic League with the New Britain Bees. The then-24-year old went 0-1 in one outing in which he recorded 4 innings pitched and a 9.00 ERA.
University of Montevallo
Made 16 appearances as a senior for Montevallo, posting a 9-4 record highlighted by a 3.59 ERA in 15 starts on the year. Silber recorded 102.2 innings pitched and 120 strikeouts, the first time in his career that he eclipsed 100 in either category. His 1.218 WHIP was a college career-best for Silber, in addition to registering 10.5 strikeouts per nine and a career-best 2.9 walks per nine.
Silber made five appearances in his junior season, Montevallo's final year in the Peach Belt Conference. The righty went 1-1 on the year as all five of his outings came in relief. Silber recorded the only two saves of his career in this season while posting a career-best 15.9 strikeouts per nine despite it being coupled with his career worst 23.8 walks per nine.
High Point University
Appeared in 12 games with six starts ... Went 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 43-2/3 innings pitched ... Struck out seven and allowed just two hits in five scoreless innings at Winthrop (4/3/15) ... Pitched six innings and struck out a season-high seven at Longwood (3/28/15) ... Made his first start of the season against Campbell, allowing two runs in six innings with six strikeouts.
Appeared in 22 games with four starts ... Finished with a 5-0 record, a 1.53 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched ... Threw a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts against Liberty in the Big South Tournament (5/22/14) ... pitched six scoreless innings and set a new HPU Div. I single-game record with 13 strikeouts at Longwood (5/10/14) ... Made his first collegiate start at North Carolina A&T (4/23/14) ... Pitched three innings against the Aggies and allowed one run on three hits and six walks while striking out two ... Pitched five innings in relief and allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out six against VMI (4/12/14) ... Pitched 4-1/3 innings and struck out four to earn a win at Charleston Southern (4/5/14) ... Earned his first collegiate win with two innings of work out of the bullpen against UNC Greensboro ... Allowed one run on three walks while striking out two (2/26/14) ... Made his collegiate debut out of the bullpen in the second game of HPU's season-opening double header at Mercer ... Pitched 3-2/3 innings and allowed one earned run while striking out four (2/15/14) ... Millis Scholar Athlete.
Sanderson High School
Three-year letter winner ... Set a school record as a senior with a .473 batting average ... Had a 1.11 ERA as a junior with 35 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched ... Three-time first-team All-Conference ... Named the Offensive Team MVP as a senior and the Defensive Team MVP as a sophomore ... Helped lead his prep team to a Conference Championship as a senior ... Selected to play in the NC vs. SC All-Star Showcase Game.
Son of David and Tracy Silber ... Born on March 2, 1995 ... Has one younger brother, Michael ... Father played soccer at Hope College.
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