PASCO, Wash. - Dust devils pitcher Parker Frazier is the son of former big league pitcher George Frazier. Parker is busy making a name for himself now, but he still gets treated like a kid.
The 6-5 Frazier intimidates opposing batters, but hasn't quieted his teammates.
"I get teased cause I'm the youngest," said Frazier, who is only 19. "They say, 'We don't want to hear that High School attitude!' Most of these guys are older and have been in the organization for a few years."
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native struggled last year in rookie ball, posting a 10.07 ERA in Casper, but since he was an eighth round draft pick in 2007, the Rockies promoted him to the Dust Devils anyways.
"Good news for me. I played terrible and got promoted anyways," said Frazier.
This year has gone pretty well. He had a great start last week, and followed with just an average showing Tuesday in the win over Salem-Keizer. His ERA is at a respectable 3.75.
"I cant complain," said Frazier. "I play a kids sport for a living. It's allright."