College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 35 on our Top 100 Countdown is Mississippi State’s Adam Frazier. The 5’11 shortstop from Bishop, Georgia was the 2012 MVP of the SEC Tournament.
As a freshman, Frazier appeared in 38 games for the Bulldogs including 18 starts. He hit .274 on the season with 14 RBI. His success earned him the honor of being named to the 2011 Freshman All-SEC team.
In his sophomore season, Frazier was the only member of the Mississippi State squad to start in all 64 games, 57 of which were at shortstop. During the season, Frazier posted a batting average of .371 that was good for third highest in the SEC, as well as 227 assists which led the SEC. After a phenomenal performance that lead to the Bulldogs winning the SEC tournament, Frazier was named MVP of the SEC tournament.
Frazier was also named to the all-tournament team for the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. His success throughout the 2012 season earned him a place on the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
From a scouting perspective, Frazier is a very well-rounded player. At the plate, he is a very patient hitter, and his composure pays off for him in consistency. He also has decent power at the plate and the ability to hit to all fields. Defensively, his athleticism works to his advantage along with good defensive instincts, allowing him to be an above average defender at shortstop. The success he experienced both offensively and defensively in 2012 makes him one of the best returning players in the SEC and one of the top players to watch for during the 2013 season.