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Jake Fraley

#27 | LF/RF/CF
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Jake Fraley
Name: Jake Arnold Fraley
Born: May 25, 1995 in Frederick, MD
High School: Caravel Academy, Bear, Del.
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (77th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 (signed for $797,500)
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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