Monday, October 3, 2022

Padres acquire INF/OF Adam Frazier from Pirates

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder/outfielder Adam Frazier and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder/outfielder Tucupita Marcano, right-handed pitcher Michell Miliano and outfielder Jack Suwinski, President of Baseball Operations & General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.


Frazier, a 2021 National League All-Star, currently leads the majors in hits (125), ranks T-2nd in plate appearances (428), and is fourth in batting average (.324). Across 98 games for Pittsburgh this season, the left-handed hitter batted .299 vs. left-handed pitchers and .333 against righties, and he led the team in games played, runs scored (58), hits, doubles (28), triples (four) and batting average. After being elected to his first-career All-Star Game, he started at second base for the National League alongside future teammate, Fernando Tatis Jr., going 1-for-2 in the game. The 29-year-old made his third consecutive Opening Day start at second base this season and made 94 appearances (92 starts) at second base and seven appearances (no starts) in left field.


Over parts of six seasons with the Pirates (2016-21), Frazier hit .283 (571-for-2019) with a .346 OBP, .420 SLG, 119 doubles, 20 triples, 39 home runs, 204 RBI, 288 runs scored, 169 walks, and 25 stolen bases in 608 games. In 2020, the native of Athens, Ga. led the Pirates in games played (58) and hits (48), and for the second consecutive season was one of the three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award at second base. Frazier was originally selected by the Pirates in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Mississippi State University.

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