Frostad Gets Tased
Calgary hopeful eyes MLB promotion "It's a moment Greg Maddux likely
doesn't remember, but one Emerson Frostad will never forget. It's been
almost two years since Frostad, a Calgary product climbing the ranks in the
Texas Rangers system, ripped a double off the four-time Cy Young winner and
sure-thing Hall-of-Famer in a spring training outing, but his voice still
bubbles with enthusiasm as he recounts the tale. "That was definitely a
highlight," Frostad said. "(Maddux) tried to throw a fastball in and I hit a
double down the right field line ... I don't even think I could feel my feet
touching the ground. I was pretty jittery. It was pretty exciting."
Emerson Frostad (03)
Rangers Frostad ready for Olympics "This has been a two-year
process that I've been a part of," said Frostad, a native of Calgary,
Alberta. "It's real competitive. It's a different kind of baseball.
Everybody comes together real quick and you're playing for your country,
so there's a lot of pride involved. And it's all about winning, so
everybody's pulling for each other and trying to win at all costs."
7/11/8: C Emerson Frostad belted a two-run shot and drew a walk in his Triple-A debut.
Canada rebounds to thump Thailand 18-0 at Baseball World Cup
"Emerson Frostad hit two home runs, including a grand slam, while Matt
Rogelstad and Mike Saunders also went deep to lead Canada in an 18-0,
mercy-rule win over Thailand on Thursday at the 37th Baseball World
Frostad off to fast start in Frisco "Frostads numbers last year at
Bakersfield a .320 batting average and 30 doubles also told the
Rangers that he was ready for Double-A pitching. So Frostad is playing
yet another position."
Frostad Catching a Position Change SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The
Rangers have been focusing on upgrading their catching, and the latest move
involves a position switch. Emerson Frostad, an infielder for the past two years
at Class A Clinton, is being moved to catcher. He's a left-handed hitter who
batted .269 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs for the LumberKings last season. He has
experience behind the dish, catching in college at Lewis & Clark.
5/23/4: Took out his frustrations on the South Bend Silver Hawks
4/17/4: Breaks up perfect game attempt
Rangers ink Frostad to Contract "Emerson's topsy-turvy 2003 began when he decided to honour his commitment to play for the Fairbanks Goldpanners of the Alaskan League. He helped the Goldpanners win the league title and advance to the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. Fairbanks placed 11th but Frostad played well, batting .380, and the Rangers took notice... "I decided I would go back to school but they had seen me play again after we decided that," Frostad said. "They liked what they saw and kind of changed their minds at the last minute."
376th Overall, Round 13
2001 - Canadian National Team
2001 - GW-Home Run in Provincial Championships for Calgary Dawgs
Frostad elevated his game in Team Canada's Dominican Tour as he hit an impressive .481 with 4 extra-base hits and a .517 on-base percentage to help the Junior National Team complete its Dominican trip with a record of 5 wins 2 loses and 1 tie."
Canada Junior National Team - "Lewis-Clark State College, 2000-2001; played with the Calgary Dawgs from 96-00; Top defensive player at 2000 Canada Cup; Provincial All-Star and selected to Team Alberta in 2000; likes basketball and snowboarding; favorite player is Alex Rodriguez for his talent and understanding of the game; favorite team is the Toronto Blue Jays.
2003 Team Set