Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss recently signed set up man Kevin Frandsen.
Kevin Frandsen had a career year in 2012 when he hit .338 in 55 games. He played mostly at third base filling in for the oft injured Placido Polanco. Frandsen will be expected to back up Michael Young in 2013 and the Phillies hope that he can continue his success at the plate as a back up and as a pinch hitter.
Frandsen is a journeyman that finally stuck in the big leagues after a career season in 2012.
Has high baseball intelligence.
Good bat control
Below average power and speed
Limited range and arm strength
Good clubhouse presence and teammate
Can play third base, second base, and shortstop as well as both corner outfield positions.
Will enter 2013 with confidence after a strong 2012 season.
Has only hit above .250 twice in his caree...