Now Commenting On:

Indians sign of Clint Frazier; 5th overall selection in First-Year Player Draft


The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of OF CLINT FRAZIER, the 5th overall selection in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. 

Frazier, 18, recently graduated from Loganville High School in Loganville, Georgia, where he batted .485 in his senior campaign (47-for-97) with 17 homers, 45 RBI, 56 runs scored, a .561 on-base pct and a 1.134 slugging pct in 32 games. Following the season, the 5'11" right-handed hitter was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. Entering the draft he was rated the 4th overall prospect - and top high school player - by Baseball America & MLB.com. His selection marked the first high school outfielder selected by the Indians since Manny Ramirez in 1991.

As a junior at Loganville in 2012, he hit .424 with 24 home runs, earning 2012 All-American honors from Aflac and Under Armour while leading the Loganville Red Devils to the AAAA Georgia state championship. In all, Clint hit a school record 63 home runs throughout his prep career. 

Frazier will report to the Goodyear, AZ Player Development Complex in the coming days and will begin his professional career with the rookie Arizona League Indians.

He is working out with the Major League team today beginning at 4:15p.m. with team stretch.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español