Fraley is 4-for-16 with a double, a triple, a home run, five RBI, two walks and five runs over his first five games with Triple-A Tacoma. The bulk of Fraley's production in that sample actually came in his Rainiers debut last Friday, when the outfielder went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI against El Paso. The 24-year-old earned his recent promotion after dominating Double-A arms to the tune of a .313/.386/.539 line over 61 games, and the hard contact he's already making in Tacoma implies his bat speed appears up to the task against the next level of competition.
Fraley was promoted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. After posting a .313/.386/.539 line with 11 home runs and 47 RBI at Double-A Arkansas, there wasn't much left for Fraley to prove at that level. Consequently, he'll now have a chance to test his mettle at the next rung of the organizational ladder. One of Fraley's more dramatic areas of improvement this season has been in the power department, as he'd totaled a modest seven home runs across 151 games during his three seasons with the Rays organization prior to the November 2018 trade that saw him and Mallex Smith shipped to Seattle.
Fraley was removed from Wednesday's game with Double-A Arkansas after fouling a ball off his leg. Fraley was unable to finish the at-bat but did leave the field under his own power. It's unclear whether the 24-year-old is expected to require a trip to the 7-day injured list.
Fraley, RotoWire's No. 3 fantasy prospect in the Mariners organization, is slashing .316/.397/.500 with 17 extra-base hits (10 doubles, two triples, five home runs), 26 RBI, 16 walks, 11 stolen bases and 25 runs across 179 plate appearances with Double-A Arkansas. Fraley hadn't progressed beyond the High-A level with the Rays organization prior to his offseason trade to Seattle, but he's demonstrated he's more than capable of handling the next level with his performance so far this season. Fraley also made a good impression on Mariners manager Scott Servais this past spring, and his body of work with the Travelers lends credence to the notion he could potentially receive a callup to Triple-A at some point before the season concludes.
Fraley was sent to minor-league camp Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Fraley hit well in 29 spring plate appearances, posting a .960 OPS while hitting a pair of homers. He spent last season at High-A Charlotte in the Rays' system and will likely open 2019 at the Double-A level.