Seth Frankoff

Position: RHP
Born: 08/27/88
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on November 16, 2016 (CHC). Originally drafted in the 27th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
1-2 with a 2.77 ERA in 11 games, nine of them starts, at Iowa (Triple-A) with 59 strikeouts and 15 walks in 55 1/3 innings, allowing 37 hits for a .186 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Iowa on June 8 when RHP Kyle Hendricks went on the 10-day DL and LHP Brett Anderson was moved to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 06/09/17

Debut Details
June 9, in a 5-3 loss to the Rockies. The second of five pitchers, he took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits in two innings, striking out two without walking a batter. Of 37 pitches thrown, 22 were for strikes. Coming on to start the fifth inning in relief of left-handed starter Mike Montgomery (who was making the spot-start to fill a void in the injury-riddled rotation), Chris Rusin led off with an infield single to shortstop after which Charles Blackmon hit a two-run home run to right field. D.J. LeMahieu then struck out swinging and Nolan Arenado lined out to left before Mark Reynolds singled to left. Carlos Gonzalez then grounded into a force out to end the inning. In the sixth, Ian Desmond singled to center to lead off before Trevor Story struck out swinging. Ryan Hanigan then lined into an unusual 9-3 double play as he flew out to right and Desmond was doubled up off of first to end the threat.

Player Notes
Drafted out of UNC-Wilmington in 2010 by the A's, Frankoff spent his first six seasons with Oakland before spending the 2016 campaign with the Dodgers, who signed him as a minor league free agent just days after he was released by the A's at the very end of spring training. Between their rookie league team, Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), he combined to go 4-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 28 games, 10 of them starts, striking out 73 and walking just 18 in 74 innings. Growing up in Apex, N.C., one of the great hubs of baseball in the "Golden Triangle" (and the heart of the best Eastern Carolina BBQ as well!), Frankoff boasts an average fastball, a curveball and a lively and deceptive herky-jerky delivery that's combined with excellent control. A closer through much of his time with the A's, he led the organization with 16 saves back in 2014 between Midland (Double-A) and Sacramento (Triple-A), with a 3.36 ERA in 49 agmes and 69 strikeouts against 21 walks in 64 1/3 innings. In his career, he's amassed a 3.58 ERA and fanned 571 batters in 575 2/3 innings, limiting hitters to a .240 BAA.