6/15/2013 3:00 P.M. ET
Indians sign of Clint Frazier; 5th overall selection in First-Year Player Draft
By / MLB.com
The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of OF CLINT FRAZIER, the 5th overall selection in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Frazier, 18, recently graduated from Loganville High School in Loganville, Georgia, where he batted .485 in his senior campaign (47-for-97) with 17 homers, 45 RBI, 56 runs scored, a .561 on-base pct and a 1.134 slugging pct in 32 games. Following the season, the 5'11" right-handed hitter was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. Entering the draft he was rated the 4th overall prospect - and top high school player - by Baseball America & MLB.com. His selection marked the first high school outfielder selected by the Indians since Manny Ramirez in 1991.
As a junior at Loganville in 2012, he hit .424 with 24 home runs, earning 2012 All-American honors from Aflac and Under Armour while leading the Loganville Red Devils to the AAAA Georgia state championship. In all, Clint hit a school record 63 home runs throughout his prep career.
Frazier will report to the Goodyear, AZ Player Development Complex in the coming days and will begin his professional career with the rookie Arizona League Indians.
He is working out with the Major League team today beginning at 4:15p.m. with team stretch.
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