Clint Frazier

Position: OF
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
League: International League
Born: 09/06/1994 (Age: 29)
Height: 6'1
Weight: 190
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#5 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)

Prospect Spotlight

Frazier has a well-proportioned, athletic frame with strength. He’s a true five-tool player with projectable plus to double-plus (30-plus home run) power and projectable overall plus hitting ability.

He has an open stance at the plate with wide base. His quick hands and wrists, and plus batspeed gets the barrel through the zone with authority, loft and leverage, and balls jump off his bat from his loose-swing approach. Frazier has good hand/eye coordination and the ability to use the entire field and hit balls hard. Overall he projects as a plus to double-plus dangerous hitter – an offensive threat both in hitting for average and for home-run power.

Frazier had some good at-bats in this series, going 5-for-14 with two walks and a home run, and made good consistent contact. He is on a mission to lighten his strikeout totals from last year (27.7% in 108 plate appearances with Scranton last year after his trade from Cleveland), getting that number down to 20.7% in 178 plate appearances this year) and from what I saw he is progressing in his plate discipline with 20 walks in 178 at-bats for a .337 OBP. Frazier is a plus runner (4.20, 4.25, 4.24 second times from home to first base) with good first-step acceleration and the instincts to be an average-or-better double-digit base stealer.

I saw Frazier play both left and right field, and he looks more comfortable in left than in right presently, although his plus arm would play in right field easily. He has an average glove with above-average fielding actions and good first-step quickness and lateral movements, and the ability to go to the line with plus range.

Overall, Frazier is an above-average left field defender, with the tools and profile for an above-average projection at a corner-outfield position, and he carries an overall ceiling of a Role 70 impact player of perennial all-star potential. He’s not far from the major leagues, and I’d expect him with the Yankees sometime this season.