Ken Frosch

#17 KEN FROSCH – LHP
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Eastport, New York
Resides: The Villages, Florida
High School: Eastport-South Manor (Eastport, New York)
College: Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, Florida – “Sailfish”)
Draft: n/a
DOB: 9/19/89 Opening Night Age: 31
Classification: LS-3

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 2/9/21…career 14-10 record with two saves and a 2.47 ERA in 180 appearances, all of them in relief…32 career games finished…167.1 career innings pitched, allowing 118 hits, 67 walks, and 15 home runs…158 career strikeouts for an average of 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings…has held left-handed batters to a .191 average (320 AB) and right-handed batters to a .199 average (277 AB) as a professional…has held the opposition to a .182 average with runners in scoring position (170 AB) and a .172 average with two outs and runners in scoring position (87 AB) during career…has helped his team reach the postseason in three of four seasons as a professional, including two championships…0.84 ERA in 13 career postseason relief appearances, striking out 13 in 10.2 innings…played two seasons of college baseball at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida…combined 7-4 with one save and a 4.07 ERA for the Sailfish in 37 games, 36 of them in relief…majored in Accounting…also played two seasons at Pasco-Hernando Community College (Bobcats) in New Port Richey, Florida…played for the Australian Baseball League’s Brisbane Bandits during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, helping Brisbane win the 2019 Claxton Shield…combined 2.10 ERA in 25.2 innings during two seasons in the Australian Baseball League…played at Eastport-South Manor High School in Eastport, New York

2019
St. Paul (American Association/Ind.): 2-4 with a 2.87 ERA for the Saints in 46 appearances, all of them in relief…finished eight games…37.2 innings pitched, allowing 36 hits, 12 walks, and five home runs…struck out 40…finished tied for sixth in the American Association in appearances…did not allow an earned run in 38 of 46 relief appearances…struck out two in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/4 at Winnipeg…pitched 1.2 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 7/11 at Kansas City…worked 3.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 7/30 at Milwaukee…pitched 3.1 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 8/12 vs. Winnipeg…helped Saints win American Association championship…did not allow a run in three postseason relief appearances, striking out four in 1.2 total innings…struck out one in 0.2 scoreless relief innings on 9/8 vs. Fargo-Moorhead in Game Four of the American Association Division Series…struck out two in 0.2 scoreless relief innings on 9/12 at Sioux City in Game Two of the American Association Championship Series

2018
St. Paul (American Association/Ind.): 3-1 with one save and a 2.06 ERA for the Saints in 52 appearances, all of them in relief…finished six games…39.1 innings pitched, allowing 21 hits, 16 walks, and two home runs…struck out 39…finished tied for sixth in the American Association in appearances…did not allow an earned run in 46 of 52 relief appearances…did not allow a run in first 34 appearances (27.1 total innings) from 5/19-7/28…struck out three in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 5/28 at Texas…pitched 2.1 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts on 5/30 at Texas…pitched 1.2 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 6/9 vs. Sioux Falls…struck out two over 1.2 shutout relief innings on 7/14 at Kansas City…earned the save on 8/3 vs. Kansas City, pitching 0.1 scoreless innings…picked up relief win on 8/16 vs. Sioux Falls, striking out one in 1.1 shutout innings…struck out three and allowed one unearned run in 1.2 relief innings on 9/1 vs. Winnipeg…helped Saints reach the American Association Championship Series…did not allow a run in four postseason relief appearances, striking out four in 3.0 innings…struck out lone batter to face him in 1-0 victory in clinching Game Four of the American Association Division Series on 9/8 at Gary SouthShore…pitched 1.1 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 9/14 at Kansas City on Game Three of the American Association Championship Series

2017
St. Paul (American Association/Ind.): 4-1 with one save and a 3.61 ERA for the Saints in 35 games, all of them in relief…finished nine games…42.1 innings pitched, allowing 38 hits, 18 walks, and five home runs…struck out 42…did not allow an earned run in 24 of 35 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 14 of 35 relief appearances…picked up relief win on 5/29 at Cleburne, striking out two over 3.0 scoreless innings…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 6/8 at Kansas City…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 7/5 at Sioux City…struck out three over 2.2 shutout relief innings on 7/14 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…picked up relief win on 7/26 vs. Sioux City, striking out five over 2.2 shutout innings…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/26 at Fargo-Moorhead…earned first career save on 9/2 at Kansas City, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless inning

2016
Evansville (Frontier/Ind.): 5-4 with a 1.50 ERA for the Otters in 47 games, all of them in relief…finished nine games…48.0 innings pitched, allowing 23 hits, 21 walks, and three home runs…struck out 37…finished second in the Frontier League in appearances…did not allow an earned run in 41 of 47 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 13 of 47 relief appearances…made professional debut on 5/18 at Normal, striking out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings…struck out two over 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 5/22 vs. Florence…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 6/2 vs. Joliet…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 6/8 vs. Normal…picked up first career win on 6/12 at Florence, pitching 0.2 scoreless relief innings…picked up relief win on 7/2 at Lake Erie, striking out three over 2.0 scoreless innings…picked up relief win on 8/19 vs. Florence, allowing one unearned run with one strikeout in 2.0 innings…helped Otters win Frontier League championship…made six postseason relief appearances, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…pitched 1.1 scoreless relief innings with one strikeout in clinching Game Four of the Frontier League Division Series on /10 at Joliet…struck out three in 1.2 shutout relief innings on 9/18 at River City in Game Four of the Frontier League Championship Series

Rick Forney on Ken Frosch: Ken’s a really good left-handed reliever. He gave us fits when he was with the Saints, and did so with every team in the league. He’s a sidearm left-hander that can execute pitches in high-leverage situations. We saw him wear many hats in the Saints’ bullpen over the years. We were looking for a good left-on-left matchup guy, and we’re hoping he can be that guy again for us.