Following his first season participating on the Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network, the club announced they will expand the role of analyst Kevin Frandsen, having him broadcast 81 games in 2019.
In his second season on the Phillies broadcast, Frandsen, will again partner with play-by-play voice Scott Franzke in the booth. Larry Anderson will fill the color commentator role for the remaining 81 games of the 2019 season, his 13th year on Phillies radio.
“My family and I are beyond excited that the Phillies chose me to be part of a team with Scott and Larry,” Frandsen said. “I have such an admiration for them both, and to have the opportunity to continue to broadcast Phillies games is very special.”
Last season, after Anderson announced his decision to take a reduced role on the Phillies Radio Network, Frandsen worked select road games in the booth, splitting 81 games with Kevin Stocker and Kevin Jordan. The Phillies decided to move forward with Frandsen, electing not to bring Stocker and Jordan back in 2019.
“Kevin [Frandsen] demonstrated during the 2018 season that he brings the perfect blend of enthusiasm and knowledge for our listeners,” Phillies executive vice president David Buck said. “In addition, he has a great rapport with Scott Franzke. We look forward to his continued contributions in 2019 and beyond.”
Frandsen played nine seasons in Major League Baseball, spending two of those with the Phillies in 2012 and 2013. The 36-year old San Jose native also hosts weeknights from 7 – 10pm with Drew Hoffar on San Francisco’s KNBR, a role Frandsen will continue even with his expanded slate of games on the Phillies Radio Network.
“We are thrilled for Kevin as he’s been working toward this goal since retiring as a player. It’s a great opportunity for him as there are only a select few announcer roles within Major League Baseball. We’re also happy this opportunity allows for Kevin to stay in the Bay Area and continue in his role on KNBR,” station Program Director, Jeremiah Crowe told BSM when reached for comment.