Justin Andrew De Fratus, is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, from. De Fratus grew up in Oxnard, California and played baseball in high school prior to playing at Ventura College. The Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the 11th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. De Fratus methodically moved his way up through the Phillies farm system, spending about one year at each level, from rookie to Class A, and then moving through two levels per season in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, De Fratus made his MLB debut and, by 2013, he was a regular member of the Phillies bullpen after a few years of splitting time between the big leagues and Triple-A. In 2014, De Fratus used his slider to "dominate the league", and establish himself as a reliable reliever, capable of pitching in late-inning situations.
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About Justin De Fratus
Relief pitcher who began his major league career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. He was originally drafted in 2007 and was a standout player for minor league teams like the Williamsport Crosscutters and Lakewood Blue Claws.
He graduated from Rio Mesa High School in 2005.
He is also a musician who records his own music.
His parents are Terry and Dorothy De Fratus.
He became teammates with All-Star pitcher Cliff Lee in 2011.
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