Thank You, Adam Frazier! Best of Luck in Baltimore
By Christine Navarro
Former all-star Adam Frazier spent only one year with the Mariners before moving on to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Frazier was born in Georgia and played six years for the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to coming to Seattle, so this move could be a kind of homecoming to the East Coast.
Frazier had a fun time with the Mariners but would say himself that his personal performance was not as strong as it had been in previous years. He was, however, responsible for a key RBI double in the ninth inning in the Wild Card game against Toronto, tying the game.
Frazier can provide the Orioles with the versatility that he gave the Mariners. He plays second base and all the outfield positions and can be a designated hitter as well. He has played these different positions successfully. He earned votes for the Golden Glove Award in 2017 for left field and then was one of the top five contenders for a Golden Glove as a second baseman in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Frazier will be one of the oldest players on the Orioles team because everyone but Frazier and one other player 30 or younger. He enjoyed being a veteran player with the Mariners and looks forward to a similar role in Baltimore. One of the reasons that Frazier was attracted to the Orioles is that they had identified the same necessary improvements to his swing that he had, so he felt like they had done some background research on him and that he and the team saw things in a similar way.
Thank you for your excellent play at 2nd base, the relief you provided players in the outfield, the double that won the second Wildcard game against the Blue Jays, and all of your contributions to the Mariners.
Enjoy your time with the Orioles!