Acquired: Acquired from the Indians on July 31, 2016 along with RHP Ben Heller, RHP J.P. Feyereisen and LHP Justus Sheffield in exchange for LHP Andrew Miller (NYY). Originally drafted in the first round (#5 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|Batting .257 with 12 home runs and nine stolen bases in 73 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 1 when the Yankees optioned 3B Miguel Andujar to Triple-A. The Yankees made room for Frazier on the 40-man roster by moving OF Dustin Fowler to the 60-day disabled list.
MLB Debut Date: 07/01/17
|July 1, in a 7-6 Yankees loss to the Astros. Frazier made quite a first impression in his big league debut. He struck out swinging in his first at-bat against Houston starter Francis Martes. However, in his second at-bat, Frazier doubled off of Martes to lead off the sixth inning. That hit would trigger a five-run rally for the Yankees. In the seventh, Frazier led off the inning again, and this time he homered off of left-handed reliever Tony Sipp. Frazier finished the game 2-for-4 and became the first Yankees’ rookie in 100 years to homer and double in his big league debut.|
|One of the prized prospects the Yankees received in the 2016 deadline deal that sent LHP Andrew Miller to the Indians, Frazier made a big impression on the New York media as a non-roster invitee to spring training in 2017 thanks to his outgoing personality and bright red hair. The fifth overall pick in 2013 out of Loganville HS in Georgia, Frazier has hit for power at every level as a pro. One of the top outfield prospects in baseball since he was drafted, Frazier has improved his walk rate this season after a 2016 season when he walked just 48 times in 119 games.|