Jason Andrew Frasor…he and his wife, Laura have a son, Jackson (2)…pitched 4 years at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale…ranks 2nd on Salukis' all-time list in career strikeouts (278) and ranks 4th in games started (41)…received the Richard "Itch" Jones Award as the team's most valuable player in 1997 and 1999…majored in Speech Communications at SIU … starred in baseball at Oak Forest (IL) High School (graduated '95)…earned all-state pitching honors in leading team to league championship as a senior...was signed for Detroit by Steve Lemke.
Jason was acquired by the Royals on July 16 from Texas in exchange for minor league pitcher Spencer Patton...Re-signed by the Royals as a Major League free agent on November 28...Made 23 appearances after joining the Royals, going 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17.2 innings...Opened 2014 with the Rangers, his second season with Texas...Appeared in 38 games, posting a 3.34 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 29.2 innings...Pitched well at his home parks, posting a 1.07 ERA and a .174 opponents' batting average…went 3-0 with no runs allowed over 14 appearances and 9.1 innings at Kauffman Stadium...Allowed just four runs over his first 28 appearances (1.50 ERA), holding opponents to a .181 batting average (15-for-83) in that span…went 12-straight appearances (10.1 innings) without surrendering an earned run, May 17 to June 16...Made 22 appearances against A.L. Central foes, going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (3 ER in 17.0 IP) with a .154 opponents average...Made seven postseason appearances out of the bullpen, going 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA (1 ER in 5.1 IP)...Became the sixth Royals pitcher to record two victories in a single postseason, earning wins in the Wild Card Game vs. Oakland and in Game 3 of the ALCS vs. the Orioles...Had five-straight scoreless appearances to start the postseason...held the opposition to a .238 batting average (5- for-21), while he allowed just one hit in his first 3.0 frames.
Used infrequently and briefly early in the year, Frasor became one of the club's most trusted late-inning options over the season's final four months…went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA (14 ER/49.0 IP) over 61 appearances in his first season with Texas… opponents hit a career-low .203, 16th among A.L. relievers and 3rd-lowest among Rangers behind only Joe Nathan (.162) and Neal Cotts (.180) … ranked among team leaders in appearances (4th) and relief innings (5th)…did not post the qualifying 50.0 innings for relievers, but the 2.57 ERA and 1.143 WHIP were both his 2nd-lowest figures in any season in his career (2.50/1.023 in 2009) … his 4 wins matched 2nd-most in his career, trailing only 7 wins in 2009…6th career season with at least 60 appearances… his 10 holds ranked 4th among Rangers.
In final season in Toronto, ranked 3rd on the Blue Jays'
staff in appearances (50), the 2nd fewest of his career (49 in 2008)
and relief innings (43.2) and was 5th in games finished (9)...
fanned a career best 10.9 batters per 9.0 innings (53 K's), the best
ratio on the staff among pitchers with at least 30.0 IP...allowed
runs in 11 of 50 games with 16 of 50 1st batters reaching safely...
permitted 12 of 31 inherited runners to score (38.7%)...was 0-for-3
in save tries and is 0-for-5 overall since last save on Sept. 26, 2010
vs. BAL...earned lone victory on July 8 at CWS.
SUMMARY/INJURY: Issued 5 runs in 7.1 innings in his 1st 7
appearances through April 25...work 9.2 scoreless frames in his
next 12 outings and had a 2.65 ERA on May 23...allowed 5 runs
in just 1.0 inning in his next 2 contests...that included 4 runs in
1.0 inning on May 25 at TEX, his most runs issued since June 27,
2010 at PHI (4)...posted a 3.00 ERA (6 ER/18.0 IP) over the next
21 games before going on the 15-day DL on July 21 with a right
forearm strain...made a pair of rehab appearances at Dunedin
(High-A) before being activated on Sept. 2...worked 6.2 scoreless
innings in his 1st 6 games after return, lowering season ERA to
3.35, before permitting 4 runs in 0.2 innings in final 2 outings.
BY THE NUMBERS: Opponents batted .256, .245 vs. RHB and
.273 vs. LHB...his .239 career opponents batting average ranks
as 14th lowest among qualifying active A.L. relievers (min. 1390
batters faced)...held the opposition to a .218 (17-78) road batting
average, despite a 4.50 (11 ER/22.0 IP) away ERA...opponents
batted .185 (12-65) with runners in scoring position but were 5-for-
11, including 3 grand slams, with the bases loaded...held opposition to a .167 (10-60) average in close and late situations...posted
a 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10.1 IP) in 11 outings vs. A.L. Central Division
teams and worked 5.2 scoreless frames in 6 contests vs. the N.L.
East...had a 1.77 ERA (4 ER/20.1 IP) when pitching on 2 or more
days of rest.
Combined to go 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA (24 ER/60.0 IP) and 57 strikeouts in 64 relief appearances with Toronto and the White Sox ... AN ALL-TIMER: On July 7 became the all-time leader in appearances by a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays... Marked his 453rd outing, surpassing Duane Ward... GOOD DAYS AS A JAY: Before the trade to the White Sox appeared
in 44 games for the Blue Jays posting a 2-1 record with a 2.98 ERA... The 44 appearances ranked 1st on the club and
was T-9th in the AL at the time of the trade... Allowed a run in only nine of those 44 outings... IT's GETTING WINDY: Was
traded to the White Sox with pitcher Zach Stewart on July 27 in exchange for pitcher Edwin Jackson and infielder/outfielder
Mark Teahen ... Went 2-1 with a 2.98 ERA (14 ER/42.1 IP) and .244 (38-156) average against with Toronto and 1-2 with a
5.09 ERA (10 ER/17.2 IP) and a .286 (20-70) mark with CWS... Averaged 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP with the White Sox (20K),
up from 7.9 with Toronto (37) ... Registered 14 holds, one shy of his career best (15 in 2005) ... His ERA was a season-low
1.45 on May 28 but posted a 4.74 ERA (20 ER/38.0 IP) the remainder of the season ... TOUGH TO HIT: Right-handers hit
.238 (29-122) and lefties .279 (29-104) ... Opponents batted .221 (30-136) in the first half, compared to .311 (28-90) after the
All-Star Break ... Allowed 28.2 percent (11-39) of inherited runners to score ... First batters hit .246 (14-57), including 1-16
(.063) with the Sox ... Compiled a 7.20 ERA (4 ER/5.0 IP) when pitching with no rest ... Surrendered seven home runs, his most
since giving up eight in 2005-06 ... Opponents were successful on 10 of 12 stolen-base attempts ... Recorded a 1.50 ERA
(4 ER/24.0 IP) vs. American League Central opponents, but a 7.08 ERA (16 ER/20.0 IP) vs. the AL East ... Began the season
with the Blue Jays and went 0-2 in save situations ... Made 11 consecutive scoreless outings from Apr. 22-May 21 (10.2 IP) ...
Made his White Sox debut on July 30 vs. Boston, the first Illinois native to pitch for Chicago since Ryan Buckvich (Naperville),
Mike Myers (Arlington Heights) and Bret Prinz (Chicago Heights) in 2007 ... Earned his first win with the Sox on Aug. 16 vs. Cleveland with 1.0 scoreless IP.
Appeared in career high 69 games last season which was second on the Club (Camp 70)... On July 31 pitched in his then 387th career game as a Blue Jay and passed Paul Quantrill for 4th on the Club's all-time appearance list... On Sept. 26 vs. BAL saved his 36th career game as a Blue Jay passing Jeremy Accardo and tying Miguel Batista for 8th on the all-time Club list... The 0.57 home runs per nine was 2nd on the club (Downs - .44) and ranked 16th in the AL (min 60 IP).
In his 6th season as a Blue Jay posted his lowest ERA at 2.50, pitching in 61 games, 3rd most on the
club... WINNERS CIRCLE: Picked up a career high seven wins in relief leading all bullpen members... In fact the seven wins ranked T-4th in the AL for relievers... KEEPIN 'EM IN THE YARD: Allowed only four home runs in his 57.2 innings...
The 0.62 home runs per nine innings was the lowest on the club, and ranked 15th in the AL (min. 50 inn.)... Walked only
2.50 per nine innings to also the lead all bullpen members, and his 6.71 hits per nine was the best among all Blue Jays
hurlers, ranking him 14th in the AL (min 50 inn.)... OUT OF THE GATE: Started the season with 11 straight appearances
(11IP) without allowing an earned run... In fact allowed runs in only nine of 61 appearances... Posted a 0.56 ERA over his
first 18 appearances of the year (16IP, 1ER)... Posted a record of 3-0 with 1 save and a 0.00 ERA in the month of April
(9G, 9.1IP, 0ER)... CLOSER AGAIN: April 11 at CLE recorded his first save since Sept. 21, 2007... His total of 11 is the
2nd most of career, next to the 17 he posted in his rookie season in 2004... Did not suffer a blown save from June 23 to
Sept. 12, a string of nine consecutive saves... COMFORTS OF HOME: Was a perfect 5-0 at home with a 1.45 ERA in
31 games... Opponents were held to a .179 average with OPS of .496... In fact has now enjoyed a 3.19 career ERA at
Rogers Centre as opposed to a 4.45 ERA away from home... FULL REST: When receiving a minimum of three days rest,
posted a 0.56 ERA in 16 games, allowing only one run in 16 innings... KEYS TO SUCCESS: RH hitters were limited to a
.140 average (14-100) with only two extra-base hits... Allowed only nine of the 54 batters to reach base when leading off
an inning for a .135 opponents average.
Held opponents to a .208 average, ranking
2nd on the club... His 4.18 EA was his lowest since 2005... Held RH hitters to a .174 avg., marking the best number of any Blue Jays hurler, and ranked 7th in the AL (min 100 AB)... Allowed only four of 32 inherited runners to score (12.5%) to rank 2nd in the Major Leagues... HOME
COOKIN': In 23 games at Rogers Centre, posted a 0-1 record
with a 1.80 ERA, including and opponents avg. of
.193... On the road was 1-1 with a 6.85 ERA, with a .224 opponents
average... All four homeruns allowed were on the
road... REST UP: When pitching on back-to-back days had
an ERA of 12.00... On one day rest posted a 6.39 ERA...
With two days between outings saw his ERA drop to 3.12...
After three to five days rest, posted a 1.17 ERA, and did not
allow a run in six games when working on more than six
days between outings.
Ranked 4th on the club with 51 appearances...
His opponents average of .220 ranked 3rd among
Blue Jays relievers...Posted three saves, the most since his rookie season...NO SWOON IN JUNE: May 30-June 26 had a string of nine straight scoreless outings (14.0 straight innings)...NIGHT OWL: In 35 night games, posted an ERA
of 2.53, holding opponents to a .181 average...HANG OUT
THE SOX: In seven appearances vs. The AL champion
Boston Red Sox, allowed only one earned run in 7.2
IP...TOUGH ON BIG BOYS: Held the opponents 3/4/5 hitters
to a .155 (11-71) average with one home run...OF
NOTE: Apr. 2 at DET, picked up his 1st win of the season in
the clubs season opener...Apr. 17 vs. BOS picked up his
1st save of the season (1.1IP) & 1st since Sept. 20, 2005 vs.
SEA...Had three blown saves, the most of his career... RH
Hitters were held to a .200 average, notching only 24 hits in
Optioned to AAA Syracuse on April 27, being
re-called May 11, and was optioned again on July 2, with a recall on Aug. 4...Posted his best performance after his return in August going 1-1, with an ERA of 2.65 in 18 Aug/Sept appearances... Also posted a record of 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA
after his return in May from Syracuse... Retired 36 of 51 first
batters faced (71%), and stranded 19 of 37 inherited runners
(51%)... LH hitters only managed a .214 batting avg.
His 67 appearances ranked 3rd on the team...
Ranked 3rd in the AL in inherited runners stranded (34 of 40)... Finished tied for the team lead in innings by a reliever, throwing a career high 74.2IP... Finished 2nd on the team with 15 holds... Retired 47 of the 67 first batters he faced...
Set a new career high with 62 strikeouts, while walking just
28 batters... Led the team with a 0.61 ERA in September/
October, allowing just one earned run in 14.2IP... Allowed
just one earned run in his last 15 appearances of the season (16.2IP)... Worked 1.0IP or more in 52 of his 67
outings this year... Worked 2.0IP or more in four of his 67 appearances...
After the break was 2-1 with one save and a
2.72 ERA in 31 appearances... Pitched on three consecutive
days on one occasion (Sept 18-20) and totalled 2.1
Began the season with Syracuse (AAA) after being
acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 30 in exchange for OF Jayson Werth... Was recalled by the Blue Jays on April 14 and spent the rest of the season with Toronto... Led AL rookies and tied for 4th in club history
among rookies with 63 appearances... Was 2nd among AL
rookies with 17 saves in 19 chances... The 17 saves tied
Darren Hall (1994) for 2nd most by a Blue Jays rookie in
franchise history (Billy Koch, 31 in 1999)... Made his ML debut
on April 16 vs. BAL (1.2IP, 2H, BB)... From April 29
through June 6 did not allow a run in 16 consecutive outings,
for a team season high 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings...
Allowed a run in just one of his first 22 ML outings for a 0.68 ERA... May 4 vs. KC recorded his first ML save with
one scoreless inning (H, K)... May 8 vs. CWS picked up his
first ML win with a scoreless inning (BB)... Finished the first
half of the season with a 2.17 ERA and nine saves in 30
games... Retired 41 of the 63 first batters he faced...
Stranded 20 of 26 inherited runners.
In his first pro campaign as a relief pitcher, split time with Vero Beach (A) and Jacksonville (AA), combining for a 2-0 record, a 2.51 ERA, 23 saves and 86 strikeouts while yielding just 18 walks and 49 hits in 61.0 innings over 50
games... The 23 saves tied Las Vegas' Steve Colyer for the
highest total among Dodger minor leaguers... Upon his
promotion to Jacksonville, went 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA and
notched 17 saves in 17 opportunities to rank 4th in the
Southern League... The 17 consecutive converted saves
set a new league record... Finished 4th in the league's
Rolaids Relief Man competition with 57 points... Promoted
to Jacksonville on May 26... Was selected as Southern
League Pitcher of the Week for August 15-21, when he
notched three saves and gave up one hit, three walks and
struck out nine in 3.2 innings... Following the season,
posted a 2.03 ERA in eight games (seven starts) for
Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League.
Returned to action after missing the 2001 campaign
and made 24 starts for Detroit's Single-A Lakeland club.
Missed entire season while recovering from a right elbow injury.
Chosen as the West Michigan Tigers' Minor Le ague
Pitcher of the Month for August after going 5-1 with a 2.86 ERA, winning his last four decisions of the season.
Started his first professional season at Oneonta (A)
before moving on to West Michigan... Selected to play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game.