Six years after he patrolled outfields for Caravel, Jake Fraley made his Major League debut for the Seattle Mariners this week with a spectacular catch.
Fraley, who went on to LSU where he was an All-Tournament team during the 2016 NCAA Baton Rogue Regional with the Tigers, was selected in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft by the Rays, and quickly worked his way through the minors.
He spent 2018 in the Class A Florida State League with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, hitting .347 with 4 home runs and 41 RBIs, getting the attention of the Mariners.
Fraley was traded into the Seattle organization in the off-season, where he continued to shine.
He started the year in Class AA Arkansas, hitting .313 with 11 home runs with 47 RBIs, before being called up last month to AAA Tacoma.
After 38 games at that level where he cranked another 8 home runs, Fraley got the call to the majors on Tuesday, and found himself in the lineup against the team that drafted him for his debut.
Fraley scored a run, but also made a beautiful running catch while patrolling centerfield for the Mariners in what turned into a 7-6 loss.
He'll be available on the roster tonight as they play in Seattle against Toronto.