James Seth Frankoff
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 200 lb.
- School University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- High School Apex High School
- Debut June 9, 2017
He had a 2.81 ERA his first professional season and a 3.60 mark the next. In 2012, despite posting a 4.83 ERA in 36 games (9 starts) for the Burlington Bees, he was a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star. He had a 2.78 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Stockton Ports in 2013, striking out 93 batters in 74 1/3 innings.
Frankoff began 2014 with the Double-A Midland RockHounds where he went 2-2, 2.41 with 15 saves in 27 games. He was then promoted to the Sacramento RiverCats of the AAA Pacific Coast League, going 1-1, 4.40 in 22 games. In 2015, he split his time between Midland and the AAA Nashville Sounds, going a combined 0-2, 3.71 with 8 saves in 47 games. However, he was released by the A's at the end of spring training in 2016 and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent most of his time in AA with the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, going 3-4, 4.15 in 21 games. The Dodgers began to use him as a starter again that season, during which he also made brief stops with the Oklahoma City Dodgers and the AZL Dodgers, the later on a rehabilitation assignment in July.
He was a free agent again after the 2016 season and signed with the Chicago Cubs on November 16th. He began the 2017 season with the AAA Iowa Cubs, where he was 1-2, 2.77 in 11 games when he was called up to make his debut in the Show on June 9h. In his first game, he gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief against the Colorado Rockies and was charged with a 5-3 loss.