Clint Frazier
Clint Frazier
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Frazier has been up and down with New York over parts of four seasons, never appearing in more than 69 games in a season. He has been openly frustrated with the team at times but deserves credit for his overall restraint; it looks like Frazier's patience and the Yankees' patience is finally paying off. Frazier was the club's third-best hitter during the 2020 regular season by wRC+ (min. 100 PA). He punished fastballs to the tune of a .325 BA, with six of his eight HR coming off heaters. Frazier didn't do nearly as much damage on the road (.711 OPS) as he did at home (1.068), and as a corner outfielder there will be a lot of continued pressure on his bat. This is the Yankees and they are always a threat to sign or trade for someone, but you can project full-time at-bats relatively safely in 2021, and that's a first with Frazier. At age 26, he still has some speed, although SB expectations should be modest. Read Past Outlooks
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#177
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$Signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Yankees in January of 2021.
Added to lineup
OFNew York Yankees
May 11, 2021
Frazier was added to the lineup Tuesday against the Rays after originally being scheduled to spend the game on the bench, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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Aaron Hicks was scratched for undisclosed reasons. Brett Gardner shifts from left field to center in his absence, with Frazier entering the lineup in left.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .696 130 13 7 17 0 .197 .277 .419
Since 2019vs Right .814 386 50 16 53 3 .256 .350 .464
2021vs Left .437 39 2 1 2 0 .118 .231 .206
2021vs Right .611 79 7 2 4 0 .154 .304 .308
2020vs Left .959 30 5 2 6 0 .296 .367 .593
2020vs Right .912 122 18 6 20 2 .265 .402 .510
2019vs Left .727 61 6 4 9 0 .196 .262 .464
2019vs Right .832 185 25 8 29 1 .290 .335 .497
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .777 271 35 13 36 1 .232 .321 .456
Since 2019Away .819 232 27 10 34 2 .262 .349 .470
2021Home .579 63 6 2 5 0 .164 .270 .309
2021Away .518 55 3 1 1 0 .114 .291 .227
2020Home 1.094 88 17 6 18 1 .310 .432 .662
2020Away .804 51 5 2 8 1 .273 .373 .432
2019Home .663 120 12 5 13 0 .216 .267 .396
2019Away .944 126 19 7 25 1 .316 .365 .579
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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
0.60
 
BB Rate
15.3%
 
K Rate
25.4%
 
BABIP
.167
 
ISO
.131
 
AVG
.141
 
OBP
.280
 
SLG
.273
 
OPS
.552
 
wOBA
.261
 
Exit Velocity
79.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.5%
 
Barrels/PA
7.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Frazier's 2019 campaign was an exercise in frustration. He burst out of the gates to post a .324/.342/.632 slash line with six home runs and 17 RBI in his first 18 games, but a sprained left ankle halted his hot streak and sent him to the IL. When he returned, Frazier immediately sank into a 6-for-40 slide; then he caught fire again before a roster crunch resulted in a demotion to Triple-A to work on his defense. Frazier toiled in the minors before returning to the big club when rosters expanded in September, but he hit .176 for the month and was left off the playoff roster. The 25-year-old owns legitimate offensive tools, but his poor defense and high career strikeout rate (29.4%) have lowered his stock substantially. Frazier is too young and too talented to give up on entirely, but his path to playing time with the Yankees is limited, making him nothing more than a late round dart throw on draft day.
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.
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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Not in lineup
OFNew York Yankees
May 11, 2021
Frazier is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.
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Swats third homer
OFNew York Yankees
May 6, 2021
Frazier went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Astros.
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Not starting Wednesday
OFNew York Yankees
May 5, 2021
Frazier isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
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Cedes start to Brett Gardner
OFNew York Yankees
May 2, 2021
Frazier is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
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Blasts second home run
OFNew York Yankees
April 30, 2021
Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, one walk and a strikeout in Friday's 10-0 win over the Tigers.
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