Nick Frasso – RHP
Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the package for RHP Mitch White and INF Alex De Jesus
Drafted in the fourth round of the abbreviated 2020 MLB Draft, right-hander Nick Frasso had a rough start to his professional career.
After just three outings in Single-A Dunedin in 2021, Frasso headed to the IL and missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair his UCL, not undergoing the traditional Tommy John surgery we are accustomed to seeing. He started the 2022 campaign on the IL still recovering from the surgery and made his first appearance on May 14th back in Single-A. He made four starts there before being moved to High-A Vancouver, crafting a 0.82 ERA through three starts and 11.0 innings combined, hitting triple digits with his fastball and striking out 15.
Nick Frasso traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers
He would be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the package at the deadline for right-hander Mitch White, with the Dodgers sending him to High-A. Frasso spent just under a month there (two starts) before being moved to AA Tulsa, where he continues to keep starting games. The California product has posted a 5.40 ERA through four starts, pitching two clean outings while allowing seven earned runs through his two other starts combined.
Frasso is not Rule 5 eligible until next offseason and is currently ranked as the Dodgers #18th prospect with an estimated MLB ETA of 2024. Could Frasso be one prospect the Blue Jays will regret trading away? We will have to wait and see.