Kevin Vincent Frandsen… Married Amanda Ash (11/23/13)… 2000 graduate of Bellarmine Prep (CA) where he lettered in baseball and football… Earned First Team All-West Catholic Athletic League, All-Selection and All-State honors in baseball as a senior… Was an All-League pick in football as a wide receiver and cornerback… Attended San Jose State University (CA) where he set the all-time record in hits (246)… Hit over .310 in each of his four seasons at SJSU… Was named the WAC best defensive third baseman by Baseball America in 2003… Both parents attended SJSU, his father played baseball and his mother played field hockey… Established "Second to None," a foundation that provides comfort to siblings of cancer patients or those who may have critical illnesses… His family established "19 for Life," a foundation that celebrates the gift that his brother DJ Frandsen was to his family, friends and community… DJ Frandsen underwent treatment for cancer for 19 years at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University… Hobbies: Golfing, working out and surfing… **Signed by:** Matt Nerland.
In his first season in Washington, led the Nationals with 11 pinch hits (T10th in NL) and started 42 games at four positions (6 at 1B, 9 at 2B, 12 at 3B, 15 in LF)...Hit .303 (23-for-76) vs. LHP and .298 (14-for-47) with runners in scoring position...Went 23-for-75 (.307) in 31 games from July 31 - season's end...Lifted a pinch-hit game-winning solo home run off ARI closer Addison Reed with two outs in top of ninth inning in Washington's 6-5 victory, May 12 at ARI
In final season with the Phillies, led MLB with 14 pinch hits (14-for-56, .250) in most extensive big league action (119 games) to date...14 pinch hits were one more than 13 registered by former National Steve Lombardozzi...10 pinch RBI ranked third in MLB behind only SDP's Jesus Guzman (14) and ATL's Evan Gattis (11)...Five home runs matched career high (2007)...six HBP tied for sixth in NL...Hit walk-off pinch-hit homer off Carlos Torres to finish off an 8-7 win vs. NYM on July 22...First game-ending hit of season, however, was a three-run double with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 victory on April 6 vs. KCR.
Went to spring training with the Phillies as a non-roster
... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)
... Named to the International League All-Star team
... Made 81 starts at 2nd base, 8 at 1st base, 5 at 3rd base
and 2 at shortstop for Lehigh Valley
... Had his contract selected on 7/27 after Placido Polanco
was placed on the 15-day DL
... In the 7 games prior to his call-up, batted .406 (13-32),
3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, .594 SLG %; hit safely in 17 of 21 games
prior to his promotion
... At the time of his call-up, was leading the International
League in doubles (34) & SO/PA (1 SO/13.48 PA), was
T-1st in hits (118) and ranked 6th in AVG (.302)
... Made 49 starts for the Phillies, all at 3rd base; started 33
of the Phillies' 34 games, 7/29-9/4, including 20
consecutive games, 7/29-8/19
... His HR, 7/31 at WSH (Stephen Strasburg), was his first in
the major leagues since 10/1/07, a span of 218 AB
... His 37 hits in August were T-3rd in the NL
... Batted .400 (26-65) vs LHP
... Reached base safely in 48 of 54 games in which he had a
plate appearance (89%).
Attended SD's major league spring training as a
non-roster invitee...Was released on 3/26...Signed by the Phillies on 3/28 and assigned to Lehigh
Valley (AAA)...Made 24 starts at 2nd base, 21 at SS, 17 at 3rd base, 10
at 1st base and 3 as DH...Missed 50 games due to a suspension for performance-enhancing
drugs (ritalic acid), 5/11-7/14...Appeared in 3 games for Clearwater (A) from 7/9-11 and
1 for Reading (AA) on 7/14...Tied Lehigh Valley's single-season record for HBP with 16
in 77 games (Rich Thompson also had 16 in 2011)...Belted a game-winning 3-run HR and had a professional-high
5 RBI, 5/1 vs Buffalo...Set a Lehigh Valley record with 7 consecutive multi-hit
games, 5/6-7/17 (.483, 2 HR, 6 RBI)...Hit safely in 15 of his final 18 games of the season (.394)...Batted .259 (7-27), 4 RBI during the International League
playoffs; delivered the game-winning RBI in Game 1, 9/8
After spending his entire professional career with
SF, played with two organizations, including a considerable
chunk of the season at the Major League level with LAA.
... Acquired by BOS on 3/26 from SF for a player to be named later or
cash considerations...optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
... Played in 17 games at Pawtucket, batting .258 (16-for-62) with three
doubles, two home runs and four RBI...designated for assignment
on 4/27, claimed off waivers by LAA on 4/29 and optioned to Triple-A
... Recalled from Salt Lake 5/8...collected three hits in debut that same
night at SEA (3-for-4, R)...first Angel with three hits in LAA debut since
Kendry Morales on 5/23/06.
... Posted career-high eight-game hit streak 6/19-20 (.343; 12/35)...hit
.340 (33/97) in May and June with Angels.
... Made 38 starts as third baseman as Angels went 19-19 in those
... Optioned to Salt Lake on 7/30...recalled from Salt Lake 9/6 for second
stint with Angels.
Played most of season at triple-A level, however was recalled to big league club on 4 different occasions...returned to majors after missing 1st 161 games in 2008 and batted .140 (7-for-50) with 3 runs, 2 2Bs and 1 RBI in 23 games...served as utility man, appearing in 14 games at 2nd base and 7 at shortstop...went hitless in his 1st 16 at-bats during his 1st recall from May 17-27...snapped that hitless drought in his 2nd call-up with single in his 1st at-bat off Arizona's Billy Buckner June 9...was optioned again to triple-A June 12 and spent month with Grizzlies before 3rd call-up July 6-21...was called up final time when rosters expanded in Sept...hit safely in 3-straight July 12-19...overall hit safely in just 7 of 23 games...batted .295 (126-for-427) with 67 runs, 18 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 13 HRs and 55 RBI in 110 games for Grizzlies...had 3-or-more hits in 12 contests and proved to come through in clutch spots, batting .340 (17-for-50) with 22 RBI with RISP and 2 outs...hit .284 (21-for-74) in April, but heated up in May and June, combining for .325 mark (53-for-163) with 7 HRs and 25 RBI...had season-high 10-game hitting streak May 31-June 13...recorded season-high 4 hits Aug. 29 at Sacramento...finished minor league season strong by going 29-for-96 (.302) over his final 24 games.
Missed 161 games due to left Achilles' rupture suffered towards end of spring
training (March 24)...injured leg while rounding 2nd base on base hit after getting aboard on single...
underwent surgery March 29...was activated from 60-day DL Sept. 27...made season debut
following day vs. Dodgers pinch-hitting for Dave Roberts and grounding out to 1st base in his only
at-bat of season...following campaign, played for Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League and
was named to AFL All-Prospect Team after batting .331 (44-for-133) with 7 2Bs, 3B, HR, 17 RBI
and 10 stolen bases in 32 contests.
Made 1st Opening Day roster with boyhood club, and logged majority of
campaign with Giants...did have brief stint in minors, spending time at Fresno April 12-May
3...finished with .269 batting avg. in 109 ML games, but showed potential with brilliant final 6
weeks...beginning with 2nd game of Aug. 13 doubleheader at Pittsburgh, batted .367 (36-for-98)
with .429 on-base pct. and .561 slugging mark over final 32 contests...started 27 of SF's 45 games
over stretch, while raising batting avg. 58 points (from .211)...was even better in Sept., ranking
15th in NL with .370 mark (27-for-73) over 21 games...logged 61 starts, while drawing opening
nod at 5 different positions (37 at 2B, 15 at SS, 4 at 3B, 3 in LF and 2 in RF)...made 1st ML
appearance in OF May 7 vs. Mets, playing 2.0 innings in LF...set career high for hits Sept. 21 vs.
Cincinnati, going 5-for-5 with 4 runs scored and 2B...established career best with 3 RBI during
1st ML 4-hit game, May 13 at Colorado.
Had 2nd consecutive stellar season at minor league level, while logging 41 ML games during 4 different stints with Giants...had contract purchased from triple-A Fresno April 28, and had dazzling ML debut that night vs.Arizona...sparked SF's 10-2 victory over Diamondbacks, going 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and hit-by-pitch...made 21 starts for SF (19 at 2B, 2 at SS), hitting safely in 12 of those contests...hit .240 (18-for-75) in his opening assignments...was on Disabled List Aug.18-Sept.2 with fractured jaw, suffering injury when hit by pitch Aug.13 in his final minor league contest with Grizzlies...despite injury, went 3-for-5 with 3 runs, 2 2Bs and 1st ML HR (2-run clout off Padres' Scott Williamson) in SF's 8-4 win Aug.17 at San Diego...appeared in 71 Pacific Coast League games, batting .307 (90-for-293) with 25 2Bs, 3 HRs and 30 RBI...played all 3 infield positions at Fresno, logging 48 appearances at 2B, 13 at 3B and 12 at SS...performed exceptionally in Arizona Fall League for Scottsdale Scorpions, while logging majority of time at shortstop...led league in on-base pct.(.480), while finishing 2nd with .388 avg.after leading circuit for most of season before surrendering batting crown on final day...was also 3rd with .588 slugging mark.
Served notice of his potential in 1st full year of professional baseball...after coming to big league camp as non-roster invitee, played at 3 different levels in Giants system...combined to hit .335, which was 5th among SF farmhands...also scored 97 runs, with 40 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 6 HRs and 76 RBI over 128 games split between single-A San Jose, double-A Norwich and Fresno...represented Giants on US Team at Futures Game during All-Star Game festivities in Detroit...opened season at San Jose, hitting .351 with 22 2Bs, 2 HRs and 40 RBI in 75 games before July promotion to Norwich...had 33-game stay at double-A level and then hit at .351 clip over final 20 contests of Fresno's campaign...had productive month in June for SJ, earning California League's Topps Player of Month Award as well as San Jose's honor...following regular season, returned to San Jose to help Giants claim California League crown...hit .367 with 8 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, HR and 6 RBI in 8 CL playoff contests...was member of Mesa Solar Sox of Arizona Fall League following season.
Made professional debut with Salem-Keizer in short-season Northwest League, batting .296 in 25 games...took home Volcanoes' Player of Month award during 1st month of pro career, snagging June honors...had season cut short with left clavicle fracture, suffered in July.