Cubs sign RHP Seth Frankoff and re-sign RHP Cole Brocker to minor league contracts
The Cubs have signed two pitchers to minor league deals. RHP Seth Frankoff inked a contract with the Cubs after spending this past season in the Dodgers’ organization. The Cubs re-signed Cole Brocker, who has been in the organization for a majority of the year after his contract was purchased in January.
Seth Frankoff, 28, was selected by the A’s in the 27th round of the 2010 draft. Frankoff is 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. Frankoff pitched in three different levels of the Dodgers system. Frankoff spent a majority of the season with Double-A Tulsa. In 21 games, nine starts, Frankoff was 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. Frankoff allowed 36 runs, 28 earned, on 73 hits with 15 walks and 58 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings.
Frankoff made it to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In two stints with Oklahoma City, Frankoff allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings (3.68 ERA, 0.95 WHIP). Frankoff made three relief appearances and one start at the Triple-A level.
Seth Frankoff was a combined 4-4 in 28 games, 10 starts, with a 3.89 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Frankoff gave up 40 runs, 32 earned, on 82 hits with 18 walks and 73 strikeouts.
The Cubs purchased the contract of Cole Brocker from Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League in January. Brocker spent a majority of his 2015 season pitching in Independent ball with Normal. Brocker did not pitch in the Cubs’ system this past season and elected for free agency at the end of the year. The Cubs have brought him back on a minor league deal.
Brocker, 25, is 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and turns 26 in April. Over two seasons in the Braves system, Brocker posted a 2-0 record in 23 games, all in relief, with a 4.05 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.