Jace Fry

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Jace Fry
Chicago White Sox – No. 57
Pitcher
Born: (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 26)
Beaverton, Oregon
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 5, 2017, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average4.94
Strikeouts141
Teams

Jace Hayden Fry (born July 9, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to his professional career, he played college baseball for the Oregon State Beavers.

Amateur career[edit]

Growing up in Beaverton, Oregon, Fry played Little League Baseball. His team, Murrayhill Little League, represented the Northwest in the 2006 Little League World Series, where the team made it to the U.S. championship game.[1][2]

Fry graduated from Southridge High School in Beaverton,[3] and committed to enroll at Oregon State University on a college baseball scholarship. The Oakland Athletics selected Fry in the ninth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, but Oakland did not offer Fry a sufficient signing bonus to convince him to forego college.[4] Over the summer of 2011, Fry pitched in collegiate summer baseball for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League (WCL). Fry injured his back in the WCL championship game, and required surgery.[5]

In his freshman year with the Oregon State Beavers baseball team, he had a 5–3 win–loss record and a 2.45 earned run average (ERA) in 13 games started.[4][5] In June 2012, he underwent Tommy John surgery after a 75% tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow. Baseball America named Fry a Second Team Freshman All-American. After recovering from surgery, Fry pitched to a 0–1 record with a 4.70 ERA in six appearances in 2013. During the 2014 season, he pitched a no-hitter on March 8 against the Northern Illinois Huskies.[4] He finished the season with a record of 11–2 and a 1.80 ERA. He was named the Pac-12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year.[6] Collegiate Baseball named Fry a First Team All-American.[7]

Professional career[edit]

The Chicago White Sox selected Fry in the third round, with the 77th overall selection, of the 2014 MLB draft.[8] He signed with the White Sox, receiving a $760,000 signing bonus, and assigned him to make his professional debut with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Rookie-level Pioneer League and spent the whole season there, posting a 1-0 record and 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings.[6] Fry began the 2015 season with the Winston-Salem Dash of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. In June 2015, he underwent his second Tommy John surgery.[9] Prior to his surgery, he was 1-8 with a 3.63 ERA in ten starts. He missed the 2016 season while rehabilitating from the surgery. The White Sox invited Fry to spring training in 2017.[10] In 2017, he pitched for the Birmingham Barons of the Class AA Southern League where he went 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 45.1 relief innings pitched.[11]

The White Sox promoted Fry to the major leagues on September 5, 2017.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehead, Johnnie (August 18, 2006). "How much is too much for young arms?". USA Today. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Georgia Had World Series on Its Mind". LittleLeague.org. August 26, 2006. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Southridge alum Jace Fry picked by Chicago White Sox: Beaverton area sports roundup (links)". The Oregonian. June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "OSU's Jace Fry has returned to form". Statesmanjournal.com. April 26, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Yost, Aaron (August 10, 2012). "OSU baseball: Jace Fry focuses on recovery from Tommy John surgery : Baseball". Corvallis Gazette-Times. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Oregon State Beavers left-hander Jace Fry signs with Chicago White Sox". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Oregon State Beavers' Jace Fry, Ben Wetzler and Michael Conforto named first-team All Americans". The Oregonian. May 29, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Dan Santaromita. "White Sox start day two by drafting Jace Fry | Future Sox". Chicagonow.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Merkin, Scott (January 20, 2016). "White Sox prospect Jace Fry has Tommy John surgery". MLB.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "White Sox invite 19 non-roster players to spring training". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jace Fry Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "White Sox request waivers for Derek Holland's release, activate Yoan Moncada from DL". Chicago Tribune. September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

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