On the day Tribe top draft pick Clint Frazier makes his pro debut for the Arizona League Indians, he gets even more good news. Baseball America has named Frazier their 2013 High School Player of the Year. The award’s recent winners include Bryce Harper (2009), Mike Moustakas (2007) and Justin Upton (2005).
Frazier hit .485 with 17 home runs, 45 RBIs and 22 stolen bases for Loganville High (GA) before becoming the fifth overall pick in this month’s Rule 4 Amateur Draft. The Indians secured him on June 15 with a $3.5 million signing bonus.
According to Frazier’s twitter account, he will be batting lead-off in tonight’s game against the Arizona League Brewers.
batting lead off for my first pro game today !! ⚾
— Clint Frazier (@CJF19) June 26, 2013
So yeah. Pretty good day, all around.