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Outlook for 2010 A physically gifted, power pitcher who has coaches excited about 2010...Worked hard in the fall to fine tune his command of his pitches...Should fit nicely into the weekend rotation.
2009 (Junior) Split time between starting and relieving in his first season of Division I ball...Made starts in nine of the 13 games he pitched in...Started in his first six appearances and was 2-3 as the Tigers' No. 2 starter before control problems moved him into the bullpen...Worked as a midweek starter in his final three starts of the season...Fared well as the top midweek starter, going 1-1 with 10 strikeouts in 13 innings and a no decision...Memphis won five of the nine games he started in...Worked out the bullpen in the last three appearances of his junior campaign...Posted a 3-5 record to go with a 7.04 ERA...Logged 47.1 innings on the hill and struck out 29...Struggled with control, walking 31 batters...Lost his first two decisions...Fanned a career-best seven in seven innings in a 6-0 blanking of Valparaiso (3/7/09)...Went 3-4 with a 6.18 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 39.1 innings as a starter...Held Indiana State to one run in six innings to pick up a 20-1 U of M win (3/14/09)...Earned a 16-6 win after striking out six in five innings in his first midweek outing versus Arkansas State (4/7/09)...Took the loss versus Mississippi State despite a strong five-inning outing in which he allowed three runs on six hits. (5/12/09).
Prior to Memphis A 49th Round Draft Pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2006 First Year Player Major League Draft...Pitched in both the starter and reliever roles in two years at Gulf Coast Community College...Posted a 11-10 record with a 5.21 ERA...Fanned 111 batters in 138.2 innings of work.
Prep Was a two-sport standout on the baseball and football fields at Walker Valley High School...Lettered two seasons as a pitcher, shortstop and first base for head coach Mike Turner...Helped guide Walker Valley to a District and Region Runner-up showing in a 25-10 senior season...Went 6-0 on the mound in his junior year to help WVHS to a District and Region championship...Was a two-time All-District selection...Earned All-Region and All-Area accolades as a senior...Was a two-year letterwinner as quarterback and safety on the WVHS football team.
Personal Son of Pam and Mike Fraser...Born on August 27, 1988...Was a 4.0 student in high school...A member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, FCA, Mu Alpha Theta, Circle of Champs and FCA in high school...Was a National Science Merit Winner at FGCC...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.