Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meet a Prospect: Clint Frazier


The New York Yankees are going through top prospects in their system like most people go through underwear, they have a new one every day or every other day it seems. I joke about people changing their underwear every other day, at least I hope that I am, but not about the Yankees top prospects in their system. For the entire season it was Jorge Mateo who occupied the top spot until Aroldis Chapman was sent to the Chicago Cubs and Gleyber Torres was brought in to dethrone the Yankees shortstop. Now like many transitions and power struggles there is a new king already after the Andrew Miller trade and his name is Clint Frazier. Don’t let the red hair fool you, Frazier is the real deal. Let’s meet him. This is Meet a Prospect: The Clint Frazier Edition.

Clint Frazier was born on September 6, 1994 in the Atlanta, Georgia area where he attended high school at Loganville High School in Loganville, George. Frazier was a top prospect entering the 2013 MLB First Year Players Draft and caught the attention of the Cleveland Indians who took the outfielder with the fifth pick overall that season. Frazier had committed to the University of Georgia but the Indians offer was too good to pass up thus beginning his professional career.

Frazier is a former third baseman and pitcher which shows you that he has a strong throwing arm but it is center field where he is making his mark at these days and he played at that position for most of his Cleveland Indians tenure. While in the Indians system Frazier cemented himself as a powerful prospect that has 30 home run potential in his future while stealing an absolute ton of bases as a

potential five-tool player. Frazier is an aggressive hitter but he has worked on that in recent years and has seen his strikeout numbers go down while his contact and walk numbers go up which is always encouraging for a prospect. It shows maturity at the plate which Frazier definitely has.



ETA for Frazier to the Major Leagues: 2017



Frazier was seen most recently in the 2016 XM All-Star Futures Game where he went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a stolen base for Team USA while also earning a promotion to Triple-A with the Columbus Clippers. Now Frazier is in Scranton/Wilkes Barre with the RailRiders with the Yankees organization and I think I speak for Yankees fans everywhere when I say we sure are happy to have you. Many of us, myself included, did not want to see Andrew Miller traded but it’s hard to argue against the absolute haul that Brian Cashman got for his lefty closer. So Clint, welcome to the organization .

9 comments:

  1. With Judge playing right next to Frazier the competition begins. Let's hope that competition drives them both to unbelievable heights.

    One other thing we see the same competition in single A. Where Torres and Mateo are battling for shirt stop. The loser maybe their double play partner for the unforseen future.

    And the competition begins.

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    1. Dam phone editor.... that's short stop

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    2. Dam phone editor.... that's short stop

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  2. With Judge playing right next to Frazier the competition begins. Let's hope that competition drives them both to unbelievable heights.

    One other thing we see the same competition in single A. Where Torres and Mateo are battling for shirt stop. The loser maybe their double play partner for the unforseen future.

    And the competition begins.

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    1. Yup. Let them feed each other, encourage one another, and grow. I just don't think judge will be there for long. But that's OK!

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    2. Yup. Let them feed each other, encourage one another, and grow. I just don't think judge will be there for long. But that's OK!

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  3. You guys can say that again. No really I don't know why this does that on the site for some people and not for others. This will likely only post once though for me so I better make it count.

    I agree with what you guys are saying. Healthy competition is good and with both cases, shortstop and outfield, playing side by side they can feed off each other like Daryl said and have a friendly rivalry where everyone benefits from it.

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  4. I agree with you guys, just in case you may not remember, we had an outfield set up like that before.
    Mickey and Maris had over 100 Home Runs between them. 75 HRs would be ok with me, I am not as Greedy as Daniel!

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    1. NO ONE is as greedy as me. You should have seen me back in 2008 when I was clamoring over any and all Yankees sites that would listen to me to sign Manny Ramirez. I was like a man possessed.

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