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Tyler Frank

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Tyler Frank
Tampa Bay Rays
Shortstop
Born: (1997-01-15) January 15, 1997 (age 23)
Tamarac, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

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Tyler Joseph Frank (born January 15, 1997) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Career[edit]

Frank graduated from American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Florida. As a senior in 2015, he batted .448 and was named to the Class 4A All-State Team.[1] He was not drafted out of high school in the 2015 MLB draft and he enrolled at Florida Atlantic University to play college baseball for the Owls.

As a freshman at FAU in 2016, Frank batted .285 with one home run, 27 RBIs, and a .401 on-base percentage in 45 games,[2] earning him a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.[3] In 2017, as a sophomore, Frank started all 57 of FAU's games and batted .336 with 11 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 41 walks.[4] He was named to the All-Conference USA First Team.[5] That summer, he played for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team, making him the first ever FAU player to be named to the team.[6] He also played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.

In 2018, as a junior, Frank was once again named to the All-Conference USA First Team[7] along with being named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.[8]

Frank was drafted in the second round (56th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2018 MLB draft[9] and signed for $997,500.[10] He made his professional debut for the Hudson Valley Renegades and spent the whole season there, slashing .288/.425/.412 with two home runs and 22 RBIs in 51 games.[11]

References[edit]

  1. "Former American Heritage shortstop Tyler Frank embracing stardom, pressure at FAU". FAU Focus. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. "College Baseball Countdown: 36 Days to Go- Tyler Frank". College Baseball Central. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. "2018 CBD TOP 100 COUNTDOWN: 48. TYLER FRANK (FLORIDA ATLANTIC)". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  4. "Tyler Frank develops into a draft prospect at FAU". The 3rd Man In. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. "USM lands seven on All-Conference USA Baseball team". wtok.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  6. "Tyler Frank becomes first Owl to make USA's Collegiate National Team". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  7. "Florida Atlantic knocks La. Tech out of C-USA Tournament". Shreveport Times. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  8. "FAU shortstop Tyler Frank named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  9. http://faufocus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/06/04/florida-atlantic-shortstop-tyler-frank-drafted-no-56-overall-by-tampa-bay-rays/
  10. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/06/amateur-draft-signings-61318.html
  11. "Tyler Frank Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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