- Freiday, Jr.
- 6' 4
- 240 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Lakeville, Mass.
Updated: April 24, 2017
- 2017 Johnny Bench Award Watch List
Career Highlights: Registered a bases-loaded single to give Tech a 5-4 walk-off victory against Pitt on April 15, 2016.
2016: Started 26 games at catcher and played in 32 total games … Had six multi-hit games, three multi-RBI games, including a season-high three twice (at Boston College, April 29 and versus Wake Forest, May 14), and four multi-run scoring games … Had a season-best four-game hitting streak and seven-game reached base streak … Batted .226 with 21 hits, including five doubles and three home runs (T-third on team), for 35 total bases and a .376 slugging percentage … Scored 13 runs and added 14 RBIs … Drew seven walks for a .277 on-base percentage … Also added one sacrifice fly ... Had one game-winning RBI.
2015: Started 13 games at catcher and played in 19 total games … Had two multi-hit games, one multi-RBI game and one multi-run game, scoring four times versus West Virginia on May 5 … Had a season long two-game hitting streak and a four-game reached base streak … Batted .222 with 10 hits, including five doubles, for 15 total bases and a .333 slugging percentage … Scored eight runs and added four RBIs … Drew three walks to post a .271 on-base percentage ... Went 2-for-5 in pinch-hit appearances with two doubles, one an RBI double, and also drew a walk.
High School: Earned varsity letters both years while playing for Coach John Kearney at Bridgewater-Raynham … Was a member of the 2013 Division I State Championship winning team … Named the Gatorade Player of the Year ... Two-time OCL All Star ... Named the Player of the Year by the Taunton Gazette ... Also a member of the Bridgewater-Raynham basketball team, earning two letters and OCL All Star status.
Personal: Joseph T. Freiday, Jr. … Born January 17, 1996 in Brockton, Massachusetts … Son of Joseph, Sr., and Maureen Freiday … Has a younger sister, Morgan … Uncle Michael Connolly was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, while his cousin Michael Connolly was drafted by the San Francisco Giants ... Majoring in criminology.