2016 MLB Draft: 77th Overall selection by Tampa Bay Rays, Lottery B round (following Round 2)
2014 Second-Team Freshman All-American
SEC Freshman of the Week (April 29, 2014)
2014 Second-Team All-Louisiana
A proverbial “five-tool player” who has played as a starter in the LSU outfield for the past two seasons … along with possessing all of the physical traits to be a great ballplayer, he has a tremendous work ethic … has primarily played left field for the Tigers during his career, but he may be LSU’s starting centerfielder in 2016.
Played in 58 games (56 starts), batting .307 (69-for-225) with 11 doubles, five triples, two homers, 35 RBI, 50 runs and 23 steals in 29 attempts … started 53 games in left field and three games at DH … finished sixth in the SEC in stolen bases … LSU’s leading hitter in its eight NCAA Tournament games, batting .387 (12-for-31) with two doubles, one triple, one homer, five RBI, seven runs and four steals … 3-for-11 in LSU’s three College World Series games with one triple, one RBI and four runs scored … 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI in Game 1 of NCAA Super Regional vs. UL-Lafayette (June 6) … batted .583 (7-for-12) in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double, one RBI and two runs … hit .455 (5-for-11) in the South Carolina series (May 14-16) with one double, two RBI and three runs .. delivered game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning in LSU’s 6-5 win over Missouri (May 10) … hrew out potential game-winning Miss. State base runner at the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning (April 30) to extend game; LSU won in 14 innings, 5-3 … 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI in LSU’s April 24 win over Texas A&M … career-high four hits in LSU’s win at Alabama on April 4; his final hit was an RBI single in top of 13th to give LSU an insurance run … batted .467 (7-for-15) in four games vs. Southeastern Louisiana and Princeton from Feb. 26-28, as he collected two doubles, three triples, six RBI, four runs .. provided the game-winning two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth inning in LSU’s 9-8 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Feb. 26 … had two triples and three RBI in the Tigers’ 7-2 win over Princeton on Feb. 28, becoming just the 13th player in LSU history to collect two triples in one game.
Played in 49 games (27 starts), batting .372 (45-for-121) with seven doubles, one triple, three homers, 31 runs, 29 RBI and eight stolen bases … started 25 games in left field and two games in center field … LSU’s leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .350 (21-for-60) in 13 starts with four doubles, nine RBI and 13 runs … batted .476 (20-for-42) in LSU’s last 12 games of the season with one double, one homer, five RBI and eight runs scored … hit .500 (5-for-10) in the SEC Tournament with two RBI and three runs … batted .636 (7-for-11) in the Tigers’ three-game sweep at Auburn (May 15-17) with one RBI, two runs scored, one stolen base … named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 29 after he hit .533 (8-for-15) in the Tigers’ four games during the week of April 22-27 with two doubles, six RBI, three runs, one stolen base and a .529 on base-percentage ... in LSU’s SEC series victory over Tennessee (April 25-27), Fraley batted .455 (5-for-11) with two doubles, three RBI, three runs, one steal and a .462 on-base percentage … blasted three-run homer in sixth inning versus Alcorn State (April 29) to trigger LSU comeback from a 6-1 deficit … 3-for-4 vs. Tulane (April 22) with career-best three RBI … pinch-hit RBI single in 11th inning versus Ole Miss (April 17) to give the Tigers a lead; LSU eventually won in 13 innings … 2-for-4 at Florida (March 30) with one double, two RBI and one run scored … launched a three-run homer -- his first career collegiate HR - to lead Tigers to win over Texas Southern on Feb. 23.
Prior to LSU
2013 1st Team Louisville Slugger All-American at Caravel Academy in Bear, Delaware … 2013 Preseason Gatorade Player of the Year … 2013 1st Team All Region … batted .492 as a high school senior and .536 as a junior, earning All-State recognition in both seasons … a three-time member of the Academic Honor Roll.
Parents are Marvin and Traci Fraley … father is a salesman, mother works in safety and security … has an older sister, Lauren, and two younger brothers, Brandon and Andrew … chose to attend LSU because “I wanted to be a part of the best baseball program and university in the United States; the best coaching staff in college baseball, the fan base and academics all influenced me to come to LSU” … major in sport administration at LSU … born May 25, 1995 in Frederick, Md.
Fraley’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 twice; most recently at Mississippi State (5/2/15)
Hits: 4 at Alabama (4/4/15)
Runs Scored: 4 at Arkansas (3/20/15)
Doubles: 2 vs. Tennessee (4/25/14)
Triples: 2 vs. Princeton (2/28/15)
Home Runs: 1 five times; most recently vs. UL-Lafayette (6/6/15)
RBI: 4 at Tulane (3/24/15)