Scott Frazier Drafted by Chicago Cubs in Sixth Round of MLB Draft
June 7, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. – The Chicago Cubs selected Pepperdine junior righthander Scott Frazier with in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Frazier (Upland, Calif./Upland HS) went in the sixth round with the 168th pick.
Frazier was the Friday starter for the Waves in 2013 and is the second staff ace drafted in the first 10 rounds in as many seasons. Jon Moscot was taken in the fourth round, 142nd overall by the Cincinnati Reds in 2012.
A two-time All-West Coast Conference honorable mention pick, Frazier finished his junior campaign on a tear, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.29 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 21.0 innings in his final three starts of the season. Overall, Frazier posted a 5-5 record with a 4.06 ERA and struck out a team-high 83 batters in 88.2 innings. Opposing batters hit a meager .237 against him and managed just nine extra base hits. Frazier struck out eight or more batters five times, including a season-high nine at Portland (5/17).
Frazier is the first Wave drafted by the Cubs since shortstop Tony Garcia went in the 13th round of the 2001 draft and the fourth overall. The Cubs selected three WCC players with their first six draft selections – Kris Bryant (USD/1st) and Jacob Hannemann (BYU/3rd) before tabbing Frazier.
This is the second time Frazier has been drafted. The Philadelphia Phillies picked him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft out of high school.