• Full name Jake Arnold Fraley
  • Born 05/25/1995 in Frederick, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 206 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Louisiana State
  • Debut 08/21/2019
  • Drafted in the CB-B round (77th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 (signed for $797,500).
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    A year ago, Louisiana State fielded an outfield with three outfielders who have played center field since signing with pro teams. With Andrew Stevenson (second round, Nationals), Jared Foster (fifth round, Nationals) and Mark Laird (ninth round, Phillies) all gone to pro ball, Fraley stepped in. While he couldn't match Stevenson's defense or explosiveness, he proved to be an excellent table setter for the Tigers. Fraley knows how to work counts, draw walks and line the ball to all fields to hit for average and get on-base. Fraley has a pull-heavy approach against righthanders and has shown gap power against righties. Against lefties, Fraley has zero power (he had no extra-base hits against lefties as of mid-May) but he still does a solid job of getting on-base. Scouts question how much impact Fraley will have, but as a lefthanded hitter who can hit for average and play a solid-average defense in center field, he ticks a lot of boxes to be drafted reasonably well as a potential everyday center fielder with a fallback option as a fourth outfielder.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Cincinnati Reds placed CF Jake Fraley on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 4, 2023. Stress fracture in left fourth toe.
  • Cincinnati Reds activated CF Jake Fraley from the 10-day injured list.
  • Cincinnati Reds placed CF Jake Fraley on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 8, 2023. Right wrist contusion.

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