Sal Frelick
Milwaukee Brewers
Outfielder
Born: (2000-04-19) April 19, 2000 (age 21)
Boston, Massachusetts
Bats: Left
Throws: Right

Salvatore Michael Frelick (born April 19, 2000) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He played college baseball for the Boston College Eagles.

Amateur career

Frelick grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and attended Lexington High School, where he played football, hockey and baseball.[1] He was the starting quarterback at Lexington High and was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year as a senior after passing for 30 touchdowns.[2][3] He committed to play college baseball at Boston College, where he was also offered a football scholarship.[4]

As a freshman at Boston College, Frelick was named Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and to the ACC All-Freshman Team after batting .367 with four home runs, 32 RBIs, 30 runs scored and 18 stolen bases.[5][6][7] He batted .241 with 17 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 15 games before his sophomore season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.[8][9] As a junior, Frelick batted .359 with a .443 on-base percentage and was named first team All-ACC and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.[4][10]

Professional career

Frelick was selected with the 15th overall selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.[11] He signed with the Brewers on July 20, 2021, for a $4 million signing bonus.[12]

Frelick was assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League Brewers to start his professional career, where he had seven hits over 15 at bats with four runs scored, four RBIs, and three stolen bases in four games before being promoted to the Low-A Carolina Mudcats.[13][14] He was promoted again to the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers after batting .437 with 31 hits in 16 games played in Carolina.[15] He ended the season with Wisconsin batting .167 over 15 games.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Lexington's Sal Frelick named top FCBL prospect". August 7, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Lexington's Sal Frelick is state's Gatorade Player of the Year". Boston Globe. December 11, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lexington QB Sal Frelick honored as Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts". Boston Herald. December 11, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Hass, Trevor (June 1, 2021). "'A completely different animal.' How Lexington's Sal Frelick blossomed into a BC baseball star with Major League talent". Boston.com. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Sal Frelick, who has Greensburg ties, one to watch in 2021 MLB Draft". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. June 15, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "2021 Draft: Sal Frelick, OF". MLB.com. December 4, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "BC freshman outfielder Sal Frelick thriving in the ACC". Boston Herald. May 3, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  8. ^ "Sal Frelick has excelled at Boston College". 10 August 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Birdball Resurgence: All-American Trio Has Boston College Dreaming of Omaha". Baseball America.
  10. ^ Speier, Alex (May 24, 2021). "Meet Boston College's Sal Frelick: One of the best baseball prospects out of New England in a decade". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Brewers select Sal Frelick, a centerfielder from Boston College, and second baseman Tyler Black from Wright State". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 11, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  12. ^ "Boston College product Sal Frelick signs with Milwaukee Brewers". The Boston Globe. July 20, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  13. ^ McCalvey, Adam (August 4, 2021). "Axford reunion shuttered by elbow injury". MLB.com. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Brewers' Sal Frelick: Gets quick promotion". CBS Sports. RotoWire. August 9, 2021. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  15. ^ Mehring, Chris (August 30, 2021). "Sal Frelick, Brewers #1 Pick in 2021 Draft, Joins Rattlers". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "Frelick, Binelas red-hot debuts".