Reds Acquire Parker Frazier In Minor Trade With Rockies

The Deal
Parker Frazier

Parker Frazier (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

The Reds and Rockies kick-started the second half trade market by swapping Triple-A arms, one with 100 big league appearances and the other with zero. Cincinnati acquired 24-year-old righthander Parker Frazier, who ranked among the Rockies’ top 30 prospects in each of the past five seasons, while Colorado received veteran Armando Galarraga to provide pitching depth at Colorado Springs.

Frazier will qualify for minor league free agency in November if he’s not on the Reds’ 40-man roster or on a new minor league deal for 2014.

 

Reds Acquire

Parker Frazier, rhp
Age: 24
Career Transactions: Selected by Rockies in eighth round of 2007 draft; signed June 13, 2007

Club Lg Class W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
Tulsa TL AA 1 1 2.57 16 1 0 0 35 31 3 12 26 3.09 6.69 1.23
Colo. Springs PCL AAA 0 1 10.67 9 3 0 0 14 34 1 8 9 5.02 5.65 2.93

 

The son of 10-year big league reliever George Frazier, Parker struggled at Triple-A in June, posting a 10.67 ERA and 2.93 WHIP in nine appearances, though he had found a comfort level in the Double-A Tulsa bullpen in the opening months. The Rockies demoted him back to Tulsa just prior to the trade. Frazier relies on a low-90s sinker to pound the zone, but he gets squared up frequently (9.5 hits and 1.0 homers per nine innings at Double-A) when he leaves his fastball or secondary pitches (fringe slider and changeup) up in the zone.

(Note: The previous version of this story misstated the chronology of Frazier’s season, incorrectly asserting that he opened the season with Colorado Springs.)

 

Rockies Acquire

Armando Galarraga, rhp
Age:
31
Remaining Commitment: On a minor league contract but has 3 years, 55 days of major league service, so he would qualify for arbitration if he’s on the 40-man roster this offseason

Year Club Lg Class W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
2011 Arizona NL MAJ 3 4 5.91 8 8 0 0 43 47 13 22 28 4.64 5.91 1.62
2011 Reno PCL AAA 1 2 9.26 5 5 0 0 23 30 9 17 16 6.56 6.17 2.01
2012 Okla. City PCL AAA 3 2 4.12 9 9 0 0 44 37 7 18 31 3.71 6.39 1.26
2012 Houston NL MAJ 0 4 6.75 5 5 0 0 24 28 6 18 17 6.75 6.38 1.92
2013 Louisville IL AAA 6 6 3.08 16 16 0 0 85 84 8 34 62 3.61 6.59 1.39

 

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