Clint Frazier
Clint Frazier
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Once a promising outfield prospect -- widely viewed as one of the very best in the minor leagues -- Frazier now faces an uncertain future after battling concussion issues throughout most of 2018. He suffered the initial concussion in a collision with the outfield wall during an early spring game. Frazier's symptoms lingered and he was forced to the 7-day DL to begin the season. Once cleared, Frazier rode the shuttle for a couple months before post-concussion migraines popped up during a July 19 game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He started to ramp up his baseball activities a little over a month later and a September return was mentioned as a possibility, but yet another setback took that off the table. The fifth overall pick in 2013, Frazier has a lot of natural hitting ability, but there is some swing and miss in his game. Combine those issues with the concussion problem and Frazier looks like one of the great wild cards in the game at the moment. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2013 that includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. Traded to the Yankees in July of 2016.
Won't make playoff roster
OFNew York Yankees
October 2, 2019
Frazier will not make the Yankees' playoff roster, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Frazier has still yet to establish himself as a big-league regular. His .267/.317/.489 slash line on the season in 69 games is good for a solid .806 OPS, but he hit just .176/.243/.353 in the month of September.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
3
12
16
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
4
2
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5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+116%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .797 111 14 5 11 0 .245 .306 .490
Since 2017vs Right .762 318 42 11 45 2 .258 .308 .454
2019vs Left .727 61 6 4 9 0 .196 .262 .464
2019vs Right .832 185 25 8 29 1 .290 .335 .497
2018vs Left 1.145 15 6 0 0 0 .455 .600 .545
2018vs Right .530 26 3 0 1 0 .174 .269 .261
2017vs Left .771 35 2 1 2 0 .257 .257 .514
2017vs Right .695 107 14 3 15 1 .222 .271 .424
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .712 201 24 8 26 1 .230 .274 .439
Since 2017Away .823 228 32 8 30 1 .277 .338 .485
2019Home .663 120 12 5 13 0 .216 .267 .396
2019Away .944 126 19 7 25 1 .316 .365 .579
2018Home .818 11 3 0 0 0 .364 .364 .455
2018Away .704 30 6 0 1 0 .217 .400 .304
2017Home .779 70 9 3 13 1 .231 .271 .508
2017Away .655 72 7 1 4 0 .232 .264 .391
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Stat Review
How does Clint Frazier compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
28.5%
 
BABIP
.329
 
ISO
.222
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.489
 
OPS
.806
 
wOBA
.347
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.4%
 
Barrels/PA
6.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
2014
Frazier earned promotions to the big leagues on two occasions last season, playing in 39 total games with the Yankees. He displayed some of his potential during a two-week stretch in July, but Frazier struggled with strikeouts during his brief time at the plate, fanning 43 times, and also spent time on the DL with an oblique injury. Looking ahead, there doesn't seem to be much left for Frazier to prove in the minors, but he will likely be relegated to Triple-A to begin 2018 regardless with Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Jacoby Ellsbury locked in as the team's top outfielders. An injury to either corner guy would create an opening for Frazier to join the big-league team, and that very real possibility makes Frazier a worthwhile target in AL-only formats, but he should probably be left for the waiver wire in standard mixed leagues unless you have the bench space to play the waiting game.
Frazier got off to a hot start to begin the 2016 campaign, flashing his power/speed combo with 13 home runs and 13 steals in 89 games at Double-A Akron. He was promoted to Triple-A and then subsequently shipped to the Yankees as the centerpiece of the Andrew Miller deal at the July trade deadline. However, he scuffled down the stretch. Frazier's issues with strikeouts reared their ugly head during his time in the New York organization. He also missed some games due to a hamstring injury in late August/early September. The 22-year-old still has five-tool potential and remains one of the top outfield prospects in the game, but he's not yet a finished product and will likely return to Triple-A to begin 2017.
While Frazier never approached “bust” status, he may not have lived up to the expectations of dynasty league owners in his first two professional seasons. That certainly changed in 2015, however, as the quick-twitch center fielder slashed .285/.377/.465 with 16 homers and 15 steals in 588 plate appearances as a 20-year-old at High-A Lynchburg. The Carolina League is not a great place to hit home runs, so for a player as young as Frazier to blast 16 long balls is awfully impressive. In fact, only Frazier’s teammate Nellie Rodriguez topped him among all Carolina League hitters with 17 big flies. Frazier’s plus-plus bat speed has always been his calling card, but his performance last season suggests he is also capable of hitting for a high average. His 21.3% strikeout rate might be the most impressive aspect of Frazier’s 2015 campaign, as he had posted a 29.7% strikeout rate in 2014 at Low-A. The chance to buy low on Frazier has passed, and he should be viewed as a top-50 prospect in dynasty leagues heading into 2016.
Invariably, any scouting report on Frazier will start by mentioning his elite bat speed. It’s the reason the Indians took him with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, and it’s the reason some people see Frazier as an eventual star. After struggling in his first couple months of pro ball, Frazier slashed .282/.367/.448 with nine home runs and five steals in 65 games in the second half for Low-A Lake County. The biggest concern with the 20-year-old center fielder is the 29.7% strikeout rate that he posted in his first year as a professional. Fortunately, Frazier also showed some patience at the plate, taking a walk in 10.3% of his plate appearances at Low-A. There is a lot of risk here, and Frazier is at least two years away from the big leagues, but few minor leaguers can match his upside, which is why he remains a top-50 prospect in dynasty leagues.
Frazier hit the ground running after getting picked fifth overall in the 2013 draft by the Indians, slashing .297/.362/.506 in 44 games in the Arizona Rookie League. The only hiccup was a less than stellar ability to control the strike zone (17:61 BB:K in 196 plate appearances), but a few bumps are to be expected from a prospect right out of high school in his first pro exposure. A short, quick swing projects Frazier with a plus-power tool, and he does flash some speed despite just three stolen bases in his first season. He'll look to build off of his debut in his first full professional season, likely beginning with the Indians' Low-A affiliate in the Midwest League in April.
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Breaks power drought
OFNew York Yankees
September 20, 2019
Frazier went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a victory over the Angels on Thursday.
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Sits again Tuesday
OFNew York Yankees
September 17, 2019
Frazier remains on the bench Tuesday against the Angels.
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Sits again Sunday
OFNew York Yankees
September 15, 2019
Frazier is not in the lineup Sunday in Toronto.
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Sits Saturday amid slump
OFNew York Yankees
September 14, 2019
Frazier is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
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May see more time sans Tauchman
OFNew York Yankees
September 11, 2019
Frazier will start in left field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Tigers.
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