Clint Frazier
Clint Frazier
24-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.
Out of Saturday's lineup
OFNew York Yankees
May 18, 2019
Frazier is out of Saturday's lineup against the Rays.
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He is hitting .171 with a 12:2 K:BB over his last 10 games. Cameron Maybin will start in right field, hitting seventh.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
2
6
6
2
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+60%
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 .777 71 10 2 3 0 .250 .324 .453
Since 2017vs Right .731 224 28 8 33 1 .249 .286 .445
2019vs Left .516 21 2 1 1 0 .111 .238 .278
2019vs Right .825 91 11 5 17 0 .299 .308 .517
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
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .744 154 20 6 21 1 .250 .286 .458
Since 2017Away .739 141 18 4 15 0 .248 .305 .434
2019Home .699 73 8 3 8 0 .250 .288 .412
2019Away .902 39 5 3 10 0 .297 .308 .595
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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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.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
4.5%
 
K Rate
25.0%
 
BABIP
.301
 
ISO
.210
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.476
 
OPS
.771
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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In lineup Monday
OFNew York Yankees
May 6, 2019
Frazier is back in the lineup, hitting fifth and playing right field against the Mariners on Monday.
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Returns from injured list
OFNew York Yankees
May 6, 2019
Frazier (ankle) was reinstated from the injured list Monday.
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Will return Monday
OFNew York Yankees
Ankle
May 5, 2019
Frazier (ankle) will be activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's game against Seattle, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Trending toward early week return
OFNew York Yankees
Ankle
May 5, 2019
General manager Brian Cashman said Frazier (ankle) will be activated from the 10-day injured list Monday or TuesdayJim Bowden of The Athletic reports.
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Could return Monday
OFNew York Yankees
Ankle
May 3, 2019
Frazier (ankle) will make minor-league rehab appearances in Double-A Trenton this weekend and could be activated from the injured list Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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