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#8 Jake Fraley
Position: Outfield
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Left Handed
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Middletown, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 05/25/1995
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Jake Fraley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/11/2015

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.

2015 Season
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.

2014 Season
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.

Personal
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)