TigsTown: What was it like to be drafted?
Jeff Frazier: Draft day was exciting, it was a thrill when they finally called my name. I saw that I had good opportunity with the Tigers and was very happy to be a part of the organization.
TT: How was your first game?
JF: My first game was in New York, we were playing Staton Island, which is only 40 minutes from my house so my family got to see me play. I ended up getting a hit, my first at bat I got a single.
TT: Tell me about the injury.
JF: 19 games into that season I ended up breaking my left hand. I was batting over .300 and doing well. I realized in those 19 games that pro ball was something I really wanted to do.
TT: Last year at West Michigan you got off to a slow start, any reasons?
JF: I think that I expected everything to happen instead of making it happen. I thought that I could just show up but it didn't work out that way.
TT: In the second half you turned it up, what were the changes?
JF: Well, me and my coach decided that I should get more aggressive at the plate and things took off and I ended up having a good year.
TT: Any specific changes or just more aggressive?
JF: I brought my hands down a little and I am getting my foot down a lot earlier which helps with the speed of the pitchers.
TT: This year you're off to a great start, any offseason secrets?
JF: For the first time I got a personal trainer and he made me work. It was the first time I busted my butt in the weightroom and with the running. It helped me out a lot and I have continued to workout here 2 to 3 times a week with our strength coach. I feel much stronger then I ever have.
TT: A midseason promotion to Erie might happen, what are your thoughts?
JF: I haven't heard anything, I am gonna just keep doing what I have to do, keep playing the way I know how to play and that stuff will happen. Things will take care of themselves if I keep having a solid year.