The last two weeks have been busy ones for left-handed pitcher Paul Fry. On April 14th he was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for $198,000 in international bonus pool money. After two games for Triple-A Norfolk, Fry was promoted to the major league roster yesterday. Here’s a quick survey on what he offers.
Fry was drafted by the Mariners in the 17th round in 2013 from St. Clair County Community College in Michigan. He’s been a strong performer at all levels, notably in 2015 when he posted a 2.03 ERA between High-A and Double-A with a 113/24 K/BB in 80 innings. He was also effective in 2016, posting a 2.78 ERA with a 65/31 K/BB in 55 innings in Triple-A.
Listed at 6-0, 190, Fry was born July 26th, 1992. He features a low-90s fastball, a good slider, and a deceptive delivery. A ground ball pitcher, he has given up just five home runs in 240 minor league innings. He profiles as a bullpen short relief southpaw although his track record against right-handed hitters in the minors is solid and he isn’t automatically limited to LOOGY work.