Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 26
Shortstop / Second baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1991-12-14) December 14, 1991
Athens, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 24, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .301
Hits 44
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 11
Stolen bases 4

Adam Timothy Frazier (born December 14, 1991) is an American professional baseball shortstop, second baseman, and outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
2015 WBSC Premier12
2015 Tokyo Team


Frazier attended Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia, graduating in 2010. While playing for the school's baseball team, Frazier recorded 53 doubles, the second most in the history of the Georgia High School Association.[1] Frazier enrolled at Mississippi State University to play college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He played sparingly as a freshman. In 2012, his sophomore year, Frazier set a Mississippi State record for assists in a season (227) and was named the most valuable player of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Baseball Tournament, and was chosen for the United States national collegiate baseball team.[2][3] In 2013, his junior season, he led the National Collegiate Athletic Association with 107 hits, which set a Bulldogs single-season record, while also setting school records for assists (240) and putouts (120) in a season, and putouts over a career (375).[4][5] He was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team.[4]

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Frazier in the sixth round, with the 179th overall selection, of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Frazier signed with the Pirates, receiving a $240,600 signing bonus. He was assigned to the Jamestown Jammers of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League for the remainder of the 2013 season.[4] He played for the Bradenton Marauders of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014, finishing the season with a .252 batting average. In 2015, Frazier played for the Altoona Curve of the Class AA Eastern League,[6] and finished the season with a .324 batting average, the highest in the league.[7] After the season, Frazier played for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League[8] and the United States baseball team in the 2015 WBSC Premier12, and was named to the All-Premier 12 Team as a second baseman.[9]

The Pirates invited Frazier to spring training in 2016.[10] He started the season with the Indianapolis Indians of the Class AAA International League.[11] The Pirates promoted him to the major leagues on June 24[12] and he made his major league debut the same day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, recording his first MLB hit.[13]


  1. Wiley, Derek (June 7, 2013). "Frazier drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates". Oconee Enterprise. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. Clarkson, Roger (June 1, 2013). "Oconee County's Frazier makes mark at Mississippi State". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. Stevens, Matt (May 22, 2012). "Mississippi State SS Adam Frazier to play on Team USA this summer". The Commercial Dispatch. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  4. 1 2 3 Clarkson, Roger (July 4, 2013). "Frazier becomes fifth local player to sign since MLB draft". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  5. Giger, Cory (June 24, 2015). "Frazier filling role well with Curve". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  6. West, Bill (August 8, 2015). "Minor league report: Versatile Frazier sees opportunity in Altoona". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  7. "Frazier wins batting title". Altoona Mirror. September 8, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  8. Jackson, Josh (October 15, 2015). "Frazier triples twice in Desert Dogs' win: Pirates prospect reaches base four times, drives in two in AFL debut". Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  9. Graczyk, Wayne (November 21, 2015). "South Korea Blanks U.S. To Win Premier 12". Baseball America. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  10. Biertempfel, Rob (January 4, 2016). "Catcher McGuire leads prospects invited to spring training with Pirates". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  11. "3 things to know about the Indians home opener".
  12. "Pirates appear to promote Adam Frazier from Class AAA".
  13. "MLB Gameday". Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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