Jace Fry

Position: LHP
Born: 07/09/93
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHW).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2-1 with a 2.78 ERA in 433 games at Birmingham (Double-A), striking out 52 batters and walking 24 in 45 1/3 innings while allowing 36 hits for a .217 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Birmingham on Seotember 5 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/05/17

Debut Details
September 5, in a 9-4 loss to the Indians. The fourth of five pitchers, he allowed two runs on one hit in one-third of an inning, walking one. Of 10 pitches thrown, five were for strikes. Coming on in the top of the ninth in relief of right-handed reliever Carson Fulmer with one out and no one on, he gave up a single to left to Carlos Santana and, after Giovanny Urshela lined out to shortstop, he walked Lonnie Chisenhall. Right-handed reliever Chris Beck then replaced Fry on the mound and gave up a three-run home run to Yan Gomes, allowing both of Fry's runs to score.

Player Notes
Despite his high draft status out of Oregon State in 2014, Fry's call-up was somewhat puzzling as he was not on most depth charts at this point, but the need for left-handed depth in the Sox bullpen worked in his favor, as did an excellent albeit brief showing with the Barons this season and also, quite possibly, a pat on the back for having worked his way through not just one but TWO Tommy John surgeries. Having first gone under the knife while in college, he had to have the surgery yet again in 2015, wiping out the second half of that season as well as all of 2016 after coming off a 2014 debut in which he pitched just 9 2/3 innings in seven games, With Winston-Salem in 2015, he was 1-8 with a 3.63 ERA in 10 starts, fanning 39 and walking 17 in 52 innings, before he was shut down. Overall, his career numbers tally a 3.20 ERA in 50 games and 101 strikeouts in just 107 innings so his arm is fresh for a college sign. When healthy, he has a fastball with command and a breaking pitch, and the recent move to relief could make a huge positive difference in his career and longevity and health.