05/14/2020 10:27 AM
LYNN, Mass. -- The North Shore Navigators have signed two of New England’s top college baseball players and 2021 MLB Draft prospects to their roster for the upcoming Futures Collegiate Baseball League season.
Boston College’s Sal Frelick and Cody Morissette will both be joining the Navs’ lineup in 2020, it was announced by President and General Manager Derek January on Thursday. The junior classmates return to the league in which they earned 2018 All-Star honors before starting off their Eagle careers as Freshman All-America, All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team and All-New England First Team honorees.
Frelick is no stranger to the Fraser Field faithful as he was named the Futures League’s Top Pro Prospect and a Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American while playing for North Shore in 2018. The Lexington, Mass., native has starred in BC’s outfield since posting a .361 average with seven home runs, 36 RBI and 22 stolen bases as a Navigator that summer, earning New England Rookie of the Year honors among a host of others last spring. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Frelick is a .332 career hitter who scored a team-leading 17 runs and swiped seven bags in 15 games this spring after pacing the Eagles’ offense with a .367 average as a rookie. On March 30, Perfect Game USA ranked Frelick as the No. 10 college prospect in next year's MLB draft class.
Scouting Report: Outstanding athlete … left-handed hitter who flashes plus power … very good baserunner … can play all three outfield positions … MLB comp: J.D. Drew.
Morissette finished the shortened 2020 season on a career-best 11-game hitting streak, helping him to the ACC’s second-best average (.448) with six doubles, two homers and 11 RBI for the year. The 6-foot, 175-pound infielder from Exeter, N.H., hit .320 and drove in a team-best 41 runs on his way to becoming a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Third Team All-American in 2019. A Cape Cod League All-Star for the Bourne Braves last summer, Morissette was recently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 third baseman by D1Baseball. He also became the fastest player in BC history to reach the 100-hit mark for his career earlier in 2020.
Scouting Report: Left-hand-hitting infielder … can play anywhere on the diamond … hitting machine with future power potential … MLB comp: Jeff McNeil.
The Navs are now preparing for the 13th season of collegiate ball at Fraser Field and their ninth in the Futures League, which will begin on a date to be determined this summer. Stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs.com and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.