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Guillermo Frayde Baca also listed as Fraide
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
Guillermo Frayde was a minor league catcher and manager.
Frayde debuted in 1952 with the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings, hitting .227/.320/.265; in a hitter's circuit, he had the second-lowest average for players with over 200 at-bats. He also fielded .939 at catcher, the lowest of any starting backstop. In '53, he improved to .260/.376/.320 for Bisbee-Douglas and fielded .964 behind the plate. He split 1954 between Bisbee-Douglas and the Nogales Yaquis, hitting a combined .285 with a .426 slugging percentage. In 1955, Guillermo was with the Yaquis (.317/?/.514 in 90 G) and the Mexico City Red Devils (.284/.289/.400 in 25 contests, his best OPS in any Mexican League campaign).
Frayde remained with the Red Devils in 1956 (.249/.313/.344) and 1957 (.207/.238/.267). He moved to the crosstown Mexico City Tigres in 1958 and hit .250/.284/.273, followed by .242/.321/.350 in 1959. That season, he set career LMB highs for games (100), at-bats (260), runs (26), hits (63), doubles (10), home runs (6), RBI (31) and walks (30). In 1960, he was 0 for 10 for the Tigres. He played in 1961 for the Monterrey Sultanes, posting a .240/.355/.315 line.
By '62, he was in the lesser Mexican Center League. With the Guanajuato Tuzos that season, he produced at a .347/.425/.661 line with 32 home runs, 95 runs and 119 RBI in 104 games. He was second in the league in RBI, but was 51 behind leader Ramiro Caballero. Frayde also was second in home runs - 27 back of the pace. He was fourth in batting average. That winter, he led the Ostioneros de Guaymas to the Mexican Pacific League title, his first championship as a manager.
In the summer of 1963, Frayde played for both the Poza Rica Petroleros (9 for 33, 3 2B, 3 BB) and Guanajuato (.356/.474/.656, 32 2B, 20 HR, 85 R, 89 RBI, 72 BB in 89 G). He was again fourth in the Mexican Center League in average, was again second in home runs (four back of leader Heriberto Vargas and was again second in RBI (7 behind Vargas).
Frayde completed his Mexican League playing career in the 1964 season, playing one game and not batting for Poza Rica. He would make brief appearances as a player in the lesser Mexican loops in 1966, 1967 and 1969, while serving as a manager.
In 1964-1965, Frayde again piloted Guaymas to a Mexican Pacific League pennant. He also led teams in the Mexican Southeast League, Mexican Northern League and Mexican Center League during his career as a skipper.
- The Mexican League: Comprehensive Player Statistics by Pedro Treto Cisneros
- 1953-1954, 1963-1964 Baseball Guides