Matt Frawley

MATT FRAWLEY, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 8, 1995
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 17th Round, 525th Overall, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Purdue
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Frawley was the best pitcher for Purdue in 2016, posting a 2.78 ERA in 74.1 innings, with a 58:27 K:BB ratio. That was a big improvement over 2015, when he had a 4.55 ERA in 55.1 innings, with a 33:23 K:BB ratio (which also happened to make him the best starter on the team). He can throw 94 MPH, although he doesn’t have a tall, projectable frame like most Pirate pitchers. He also throws a curveball for his strikeout pitch.

2016
A-:  3-1-1, 4.18 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 28.0 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 10.6 K/9
A:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 3.0 IP, 3.0 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

Frawley pitched out of the Morgantown bullpen.  He pitched better than his ERA indicates, with a high K rate.  He was especially tough on left-handed batters, holding them to a .491 OPS, as opposed to .722 against right-handed hitters.  The Pirates moved him up to West Virginia for one appearance at the end of the season.

Frawley’s most likely destination in 2017 is West Virginia.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2017: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $60,000
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 11, 2016: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, 525th overall pick; signed on June 17.

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