Frank Gailey

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Frank Thomas Gailey

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Gailey began his professional career in 2007. He reached Triple A for the first time in 2012.

Gailey had a 6-2, 2.25 record for West Chester University in 2007. He finished as the school's career leader in strikeouts (242) and second in wins (24). The Toronto Blue Jays took him in the 23rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Tom Burns. He was 4-2 with a save and a 2.45 ERA for the 2007 GCL Blue Jays, walking 6 in 33 innings. He split 2008 between the Auburn Doubledays (0-1, 1 R in 4 2/3 IP) and the Lansing Lugnuts (5-0, Sv, 1.26, .153 opponent average, 8 BB, 40 K in 35 2/3 IP). The Philadelphia native had another strong season for Lansing in 2009 (3-2, Sv, 1.93, 1.09 WHIP, 60 K in 65 1/3 IP).

Frank spent 2010 with the Dunedin Blue Jays, winning six, losing four and having a 2.55 ERA. He struck out 99 and walked only 10 in 91 2/3 innings. Not a LOOGY, he averaged over two innings per appearance. In 2011, he was with Dunedin (4-2, 2 Sv, 1.84, .82 WHIP) and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (1-4, 5.70), encountering the first struggles of his pro career. Through that season, he was 23-15 with five saves and a 2.45 ERA after 175 minor league games.

On December 11, 2011, Gailey was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ben Francisco. The Phillies released him in July 2012 and the Blue Jays reacquired him. He played in the Oakland Athletics system in 2013 and 2014 before joining the independent ranks in 2015.

Sources include 2011 Blue Jays Media Guide

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