Jason Frasor has been a serviceable relief pitcher for quite some time in Major League Baseball, with all of his previous work in the bigs prior to this season coming as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen, except for a half a season with the Chicago White Sox.
And in those nine seasons previous to this one, Frasor's ERA has never been as good as it this year, and everyone's starting to take notice.
After adding some velocity to his fastball at age 35, Frasor is having a career year with a 2.49 ERA in just over 25 innings with 29 strikeouts and nine walks. That's not too shabby, and neither is his 10.3 strikeout per nine innings number which is second-best in his career to last season's 10.9.
In his last six outings, Frasor has stranded all 16 runners he's inherited, which is all you want of your winning pieces to your bullpen, something Frasor is definitely becoming, especially with the recent struggles of Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers.
"I think it took a while for the team to learn me and to get to know me,” Frasor told The Dallas Morning News. “It was hard to go five days or a week without pitching, but it is so much fun to be around a team that is winning. And it’s hard not to pitch Tanner Scheppers or Robbie Ross in a big situation. But I knew my time would come and we’re in the middle of it. And I feel confident out there now.”