Card: 2022 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP-149
Salvatore Michael Frelick (born April 19, 2000 in Boston, MA) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He played college baseball for the Boston College Eagles. Frelick grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and attended Lexington High School, where he played football, hockey and baseball. Frelick was two-time league MVP in high school in football and once in baseball. He won Gatorade Player of the Year for football in Massachusetts as a senior after passing for 30 touchdowns.
Sal’s father, Jeff, is a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate who went on to play football at Pitt. Sal’s grandfather, Henry, played football at Greensburg Salem.
Sal committed to play college baseball at Boston College, where he was also offered a football scholarship. He also was the school's captain in hockey. As a college freshman, he hit .367/.447/.513 with 32 RBI in 39 games, stealing 18 bases in 21 tries and was names second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and was Freshman All-American. He was at .241/.380/.414 after 15 games in 2020 when the season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a junior,Sal batted .359 with a .443 on-base percentage, six home runs, 27 RBIs, and 17 doubles and was named first team All-ACC and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Frelick in the first round, with the 15th overall selection, of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Brewers on July 20, 2021, for a $4 million signing bonus.
He was assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League Brewers to start his professional career, where he had seven hits over 15 at bats with four runs scored, four RBIs, and three stolen bases in four games before being promoted to the Low-A Carolina Mudcats. He was promoted again to the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers after batting .437 with 31 hits and one home run in 16 games played in Carolina. He ended the season with Wisconsin batting .167 over 15 games.
Sal began the 2022 season with Wisconsin, where he batted .291 in 21 games before being promoted to the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. He batted .317 with five home runs, 25 RBIs, and 40 runs scored in 52 games with the Shuckers before being promoted a second time to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
He began the 2023 season with Nashville. Following a shoulder injury to Garrett Mitchell, Frelick was expected to have a clearer path to make his Major League debut. However, Frelick suffered a thumb sprain shortly thereafter, and was ruled out for 6-to-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on April 25.
Sal made his MLB debut on 7/22/23 for the Brewers against the Braves, going 3 for 3 with 2 RBI and making two great catches in the outfield, proving the "Better call Sal" fans correct.
Frelick played for the Italy national baseball team at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
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