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Nick Frasso Finding Success on the Mound

Nick Frasso Finding Success on the Mound

July 6, 2022

Photo credit: Loyola-Marymount Athletics

Right-handed pitcher Nick Frasso has been excellent so far in pro ball. Frasso, who has pitched 34 2/3 innings to date in pro ball has a career ERA of 0.52 and a WHIP of 0.78.

Factor that in with his 60 K’s and his opponent batting average of just .133 and there’s little doubt that Frasso is moving in the right direction.

Being tough on hitters with his three-pitch mix of a 4-seam fastball, a slider, and a changeup is faring well for Frasso.

Particularly fond of his fastball Frasso discusses how he tries to work off his heater every outing.

“I like my fastball a lot obviously, so I use it a good amount,” said Frasso. “I think it makes my off-speed pitches better using my fastball quite often early in counts and finishing with off-speed stuff or vice versa.”

And when his fastball is clicking it allows Frasso to work in his slider and changeup more.

The righty feels his slider tunnels pretty well off his fastball, “Yeah, I feel my slider tunnels pretty well,” explained Frasso. “Obviously I’m still getting into the details of that and figuring out what I need to do so it can be the best it can be. But for the most part I feel it tunnels pretty well.”

Frasso also likes the development of his changeup in pro ball, “My changeup is developing well,” Frasso added. “In college it was a little hit-or-miss. Some days it’d be on and others it wouldn’t. Since the transition to pro ball, I’ve been able to get that pitch a little more consistent. I’ve been able to use it a little more especially in recent outings which is good.”

Be sure to follow Nick Frasso’s development in pro ball for years to come.