Adam Timothy Frazier...Is a 2010 graduate of Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, GA, where he was a four-year starter and honorable mention Louisville Slugger All-American...Was also a first-team all-state and all-region selection after leading his team to a 29-5 finish with a .524 batting average during his senior year...Set a Georgia state record with 53 career doubles during high school career...Earned all-state and all-region honors as a junior after hitting .510...Was also a three-time letter winner in basketball, where he set the school scoring record for freshmen with a 29-point game...Hit .352 (107-for-304) with 20 doubles, seven triples, 38 RBI and 62 runs in 71 games as a junior at Mississippi State University in 2013...Was a preseason All-American and semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award for the best college baseball shortstop...Was also named to the 2013 SEC All-Defensive team as a shortstop...Went 61 straight at-bats at one point without striking out until doing so in the final game of the 2013 College World Series...Finished the 2013 season by leading the NCAA with 107 hits; also a Mississippi State single-season record (the previous record was 103 hits held by Brian Wiese in 1998)...Was the 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament MVP while also being named to the 2012 NCAA Tallahassee Region All-Tournament team...Ranked third in the SEC with a .371 batting average in 2012...Was signed by Pirates scout Darren Mazeroski...Had his high school uniform No. 11 retired on October 26, 2018.
Led the Pirates in games played and hits; shared lead in RBI...Made 40 starts at second base and 13 in left field...Was one of the three finalists for an N.L. Gold Glove award at second base for the second straight year...His .994 fielding pct. as a second baseman tied Arizona’s Ketel Marte for the top mark among National League second basemen...Made just one error (8/18 vs. Cleveland) in 154 total chances at second base...Finished the season with a 24-game errorless streak at second base (90 TC)...Was the team’s most-used leadoff hitter (27 games); hit .208 (22-for106) with four doubles, four homers, eight RBI and 12 runs from that spot in the lineup...Was the Opening Day starter at second base for the second straight season...Connected off Anthony DeSclafani for his eighth career leadoff home run on 8/13 at Cincinnati...Had season-high three hits on 8/22; also connected off Milwaukee’s Brent Suter for his third career homer off a LHP...Started in left field on 8/28 at Milwaukee; his first start there since 9/2/18...Had a career-high 12-game hitting streak (14-for-38, .368) from 8/29-9/9, raising season average from .191 to .236...Went 4-for-36 (.111) in his next 12 games thru 9/21...Finished season hitting safely in five of his last six games (9-for-25; .360)...Connected off Kyle Hendricks for his ninth career leadoff homer on 9/23...Homered in back-to-back games for the second time in his career on 9/23-24.
Established career highs in nearly every offensive category...Led Pirates in games played, at bats and triples...Tied for fourth among National League leaders in triples...His .331 average from 8/20 thru the end of the season was the third-highest in the N.L. behind Nolan Arenado (.361) and Tommy Edman (.345)...Made all 142 defensive appearances (133 starts) at second base...Ranked second among N.L. second basemen in fielding percentage (.989) behind Atlanta's Ozzie Albies (.994)...Was one of the three finalists for the N.L. Gold Glove Award at second base...Ranked fifth among all Major League second basemen in games at that position...Hit five home runs leading off the first inning; the most in one season by a PIttsburgh player since Al Martin hit six in 1999...Hit .273 (90-for-330) with eight home runs, 29 RBI, 47 runs scored and a .328 OBP in 79 games while batting first in the lineup...Was the Opening Day starter at second base and the leadoff batter...Delivered a game-winning, two-run double as a pinch hitter on 5/12 at St. Louis...Had a career-high five hits and tied the Major League record with four doubles in a game on 7/1 vs. Chicago; the last and only other time it was accomplished by a Pirates player was by Paul Waner on May 20, 1932...Went 9-for-10 with five doubles and a home run in back-to-back games on 7/1-2, making him only the second player in the modern era (since 1900) to have at least nine hits, five doubles and a homer over a two-game span (also Joe Cronin in 1933 with the Washington Senators on June 19 and 21)...Was named N.L. Player-of-the-Week for the week of 7/1-7 after hitting .600 (18-for-30) with seven doubles, a homer and seven RBI in seven games...Hit .341 (31-for-91) with 10 doubles and nine RBI in 25 games in July; his 10 doubles were tied for second-most in the league during the month...Snapped an 0-for-18 streak with his fifth career leadoff home run and third of the season on 8/10 at St. Louis (off Adam Wainwright)...Hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games on 9/1 at Colorado and 9/3 vs. Miami...Was ejected for the first time in his career on 9/8; by home plate umpire Jesus Ortiz for questioning called strikes...Hit .330 (34-for-103) and had a .378 OBP over his final 29 games, dating back to 8/29.
Was Pittsburgh's most-used leadoff batter (47 games and a 28-19 record in those starts)...Made 47 starts at second base, eight in right field, seven in left field and four in center field... Hit .323 with runners on base and .333 (18-for-54) with runners in scoring position...Hit .336 (47-for-140) in 59 games at PNC Park and .230 (41-for-178) in 54 games on the road...Was the designated hitter on Opening Day and went 3-for-7 with two runs scored as the leadoff batter on 3/30 at Detroit...Connected off Chase Anderson for first career leadoff homer on 5/6 at Milwaukee...Hit his second leadoff homer on 5/15 vs. Chicago-AL off Reynaldo Lopez...Was hitting .237 overall and mired in an 8-for-43 (.186) slump when he was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/10...Went 6-for-30 (.200) in eight minor league games before being recalled on 6/20 when Corey Dickerson was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List...Went 1-for-3 with a walk in two games before being optioned back to Indy on 6/23...Reached base safely in his last eight games with Indy between 7/16-24...Was recalled by the Pirates on 7/25 and hit .306 (55-for-180) with seven home runs and 27 RBI in his final 55 big league games...Had a pair of doubles while coming off the bench on 7/26 vs. New York (NL)...Collected three hits off Jacob deGrom while leading off on 7/28 at PNC Park...Connected off St. Louis' Chasen Shreve for a home run on 8/5; his first career homer off a left-handed pitcher...Hit his second career walk-off home run on 8/19; a solo shot in the 11th inning off Chicago's Brandon Kintzler... Batted .338 (26-for-77) with 12 extra-base hits, 15 RBI and a 1.006 OPS in 24 games during the month of August...Went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI on 9/3 vs. Cincinnati; tying his career high (second time) in hits (also 8/14/16).
Led all Grapefruit League players in runs (17) and hits (25) during spring training while finishing second with a .403 batting average...Was Pittsbrugh's most-used leadoff battter during the regular season (63 games and a 33-30 record in those starts)...Hit .304 (52- for-171) in 54 games played after the All-Star break...Hit .355 (50-for-141) with runners on base and .326 (30-for-92) with RISP...His .415 average with runners in scoring position after the All-Star break was the fourth-highest total in MLB behind Baltimore's Tim Beckham (.439), Washington's Anthony Rendon (.421) and Washington's Daniel Murphy (.417)...Produced a .346 average in 38 day games...Made 44 starts in left field, 35 at second base, 10 in right field and one each at third base (4/9), shortstop (4/15) and in center field (5/25)...Went 8-for-21 (.381) with a walk, two HBP and two RBI as a pinch hitter...Was the Opening Day starter in left field and the leadoff batter...Started eight of the first 11 games at five different positions; left field, DH, second base, third base and shortstop...Was placed on the 10-day D.L. on 4/24 (retro to 4/23) with a left groin strain...Hit .400 (4-for-10) in three rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis between 5/8-11 before being recalled from rehab and reinstated from the D.L. on 5/12...Played the final two innings in center field on 5/16 vs. Washington - his second career game there...Produced six straight multi-hit games in a stretch of six starts between 5/14-21, going 15-for-28 (.536) with two doubles, seven RBI and six runs scored... Homered, singled and walked four times on 5/24 at Atlanta, becoming the first Pirates player to reach base safely six times in a game since Neil Walker on 8/12/12...Made first Major League start in center field on 5/25 at Atlanta...Hit a pair of three-run homers in back-to-back games on 5/24- 25...Collected first career walkoff hit on 7/16 vs. St. Louis; a two-out single off lefty Brett Cecil in the ninth inning that snapped a 3-3 tie...Fell a homer shy of hitting for the cycle on 8/10 at Detroit...His home run on 8/19 vs. St. Louis was his first long ball since 5/25...Left the game on 8/27 at Cincinnati with right hamstring discomfort (injured running to first base in his first at bat)...Was on the 10-day D.L. from 8/28 thru 9/8 with a right hamstring strain...Had his first inside-the-park home run on 9/9 at St. Louis...Connected off Milwaukee's Cory Knebel for first career walkoff homer on 9/20...Was Pittsburgh's recipient of the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award.
Split season between Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh...Began season with Indy, where he made 43 starts in left field, 13 in center field and eight at second base...Had four hits on 4/22 at Louisville ...Finished the month of April by hitting safely in seven-of-eight games from 4/22-30, going 14-for-29 (.483) with four multi-hit efforts...Batted .328 (21-for-64) in 18 games during the month of April...Had a 13-game hitting streak from 5/9-21 (19-for-54, . 352)...Hit safely in 20 of his 23 Triple-A games during the month of June (36-for-92, .391)...Had his second four-hit game on 6/15 vs. Pawtucket...Was leading the International League in batting (.333) and hits (87) when he was selected by Pittsburgh on 6/24...Made Major League debut on 6/24 vs. Los Angeles (NL) and singled off lefty J.P. Howell in his first at bat; played the final four innings at second base...Entered game on 6/26 vs. Los Angeles in the second inning and played right field and left field while singling twice off lefty Clayton Kershaw; also had first Major League RBI in the game ...Started the game on 7/17 at Washington at second base and produced three doubles in the 18-inning victory; his first two doubles came off starter Max Scherzer...Made his first of 16 starts from the leadoff spot on 7/21 vs. Milwaukee and went 1-for-4 with an RBI...Connected off Philadelphia's Edubray Ramos for a pinch-hit home run on 7/24 at PNC Park; his first Major League homer and the fourth of his professional career...Georgia native had two hits and two RBI while playing in front of family and friends on 8/2 at Atlanta...Had career-high four hits while starting in left field on 8/14 at Los Angeles (NL) ...Hit his second Major League home run on 9/5 off St. Louis' Miguel Socolovich ...Produced a .300 average (33-for-110) and a .345 OBP in his 27 starts...Made 13 starts at second base, 10 in left field, two in right field and two at third base; also made one appearances in center field on 9/26 vs. Chicago...Hit .333 (18-for-54) with runners on base and .333 (10-for-33) with runners in scoring position ...Was hitting .351 following his three-hit game on 9/20 at Milwaukee; went 4-for-32 (.125) with two RBI in his last 11 big league games...Went 10-for-24 (.417) against left-handed pitchers.
Ranked second among all Pittsburgh minor leaguers in batting average while spending entire season with Double-A Altoona...Finished season with the top batting average among qualifying hitters in the Eastern League before the title was later awarded to Bowie's Trey Mancini based on Rule 9.22(a), which governs individual qualifications for league leadership in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage; ended up ranked second in the league in hitting and third in OBP... Was named to the Eastern League mid-season All-Star team...Began season on the D.L. after breaking a finger during spring training...Was activated on 5/6...Went 3-for-5 while hitting his first home run as a member of the Curve on 6/8 at Erie...Was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to lift Altoona to a walk-off win vs. Harrisburg on 6/19...Hit .424 in June to raise average from .293 on 6/1 to .363 at the end of the month...Hit safely in 15 straight games from 6/28 to 7/16...Hit a home run leading off the first inning on 9/6 at Binghamton on the day Altoona clinched a playoff spot... Went 9-for-28 (.321) with a double, three triples, four RBI and six runs scored in seven games while playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs during the Arizona Fall League...Hit .318 with four doubles, a triple and eight RBI in 12 games while playing for Team USA Premier12 team...Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in Team USA's win over Mexico on 11/20 at the Tokyo Dome.
Spent entire season with Single-A Bradenton... Hit .355 (33-for-93) in 22 games during June...Hit first professional home run on 7/24 at Daytona Beach (did not homer in his three-year career at Mississippi State)...Led all Florida State League shortstops in double plays (84).
Began professional career with Jamestown and was named to the New York-Penn League mid-season All-Star team...Ranked third in the league in hitting and second in on-base percentage...Produced a .354 (35-for-99) average in 25 games during the month of July...Hit safely in 14 straight games from 7/13-28...Hit .322 against left-handed pitchers and .321 against righthanders.