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In Frank, Indians select solid college closer

In Frank, Indians select solid college closer

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In Frank, Indians select solid college closer

Trevor Frank was a starting pitcher in his first three years at UC Riverside before moving into the closer's role as a senior. He performed well in the bullpen and improved his Draft stock as a result.

Frank made 26 appearances during his senior season and finished with a 4-2 record. He had 10 saves and a 2.45 ERA, including 44 strikeouts and only nine walks.

Frank's fastball sits in the low 90s, occasionally touching 95 mph. He also throws a solid slider, giving him a good two-pitch mix. His uncle, Dennis, pitched in the Cardinals' organization.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Frank is undersized for a right-hander, limiting his upside. But his stuff, command and aggressive approach on the mound gives him a chance for a role in a Major League bullpen.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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