Clint Frazier
Clint Frazier


Clint Frazier
Clint Jackson Frazier (born September 6, 1994), nicknamed "Red Thunder", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major

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Clint Frazier Frazier with the RailRiders in 2018New York Yankees – No. 77 Outfielder Born: (1994-09-06) September 6, 1994 (age 24)
Decatur, Georgia Bats: Right Throws: Right MLB debut July 1, 2017, for the New York YankeesMLB statistics
(through July 12, 2018)Batting average .238Home runs 4Runs batted in 18Stolen bases 1 Teams

Clint Jackson Frazier (born September 6, 1994), nicknamed "Red Thunder",[1] is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). A top prospect for the 2013 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians chose Frazier with the fifth overall selection. The Indians traded Frazier (among other prospects) to the Yankees in 2016 for relief pitcher Andrew Miller. Frazier made his MLB debut in 2017.

Contents Early life and education

Clint Frazier was born in Loganville, Georgia, to Mark Frazier, a salesman, and his wife Kim, a preschool teacher. He has one older sister.[2] His family is Christian[2] and of Scottish ancestry.

Frazier attended Loganville High School, where he competed in baseball with Austin Meadows.[3] As a junior in 2012, he batted .424 with 24 home runs.[4] He was the winner of the Jackie Robinson Award given to the Perfect Game National Player of the Year.[2][5] He played in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.[6] As a senior, he hit six home runs in his first seven games.[7] Frazier finished his senior year with a .485 batting average, a .561 on-base percentage, a 1.134 slugging percentage, 17 home runs, 45 runs batted in (RBIs), and 56 runs scored. Gatorade named Frazier their National Baseball Player of the Year.[8]

Frazier committed to attend the University of Georgia on a college baseball scholarship to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was considered one of the best prospects available in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[9][10]

Career Minor leagues

The Cleveland Indians selected Frazier with the fifth overall selection of the 2013 draft. He signed with the Indians instead of enrolling at the University of Georgia, receiving a $3.5 million signing bonus.[8] The Indians assigned him to the Arizona Indians of the Rookie-level Arizona League for his professional debut. He hit a home run and a triple in his first professional game.[11] In 44 games he batted .297/.392/.506 with five home runs and 28 RBIs.

In 2014, Frazier played for the Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League where he batted .266 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs in 120 games.[12] In 2015, Frazier played for the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League where he compiled a .285 batting average with 16 home runs and 72 RBIs in 133 games.[13] Frazier began the 2016 season with the Akron Rubberducks of the Class AA Eastern League. He was named to appear in the 2016 All Star Futures Game, where he went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a stolen base.[14] He was then promoted to the Columbus Clippers of the Class AAA International League on July 25.[15]

On July 31, 2016, the Indians traded Frazier along with Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller and J. P. Feyereisen to the New York Yankees for Andrew Miller.[16] The Yankees assigned Frazier to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League.[17] Frazier finished 2016 with a combined .263 batting average, 16 home runs and 55 RBIs. in 119 games between the three clubs.[18] Frazier began the 2017 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.[19][20] He played 73 games for the RailRiders before getting called up, posting a .257 average with 12 home runs, 42 RBIs and 9 steals.[21]

New York Yankees

The Yankees promoted Frazier to the major leagues on July 1, 2017.[22] He doubled for his first major league hit that day and hit his first career home run in his next at-bat.[23] On July 8, Frazier hit his first career walk-off home run off of Corey Knebel, giving the Yankees a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.[24] On July 19, Frazier changed his jersey number from No. 30 to No. 77, giving No. 30 back to the recently acquired David Robertson, who wore the number during his tenure with the Yankees from 2008 to 2014.[25] Frazier stated that he appreciated the parallel between his No. 77 in left field and teammate Aaron Judge's No. 99 in right field.[25] Frazier became the second Yankee ever with nine extra base hits before his 15th career game, after Joe DiMaggio. On August 10, 2017, Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain.[26] Frazier did not play during the post-season when the Yankees lost in Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS.

Frazier began the 2018 on the disabled list with a concussion.[27] He was reactivated in early May, and assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. On May 15, he was called up to the Major Leagues.[28] On May 21, he was optioned to Triple-A.[29] On June 4, he was called up again before being optioned to Triple-A on the next day. On June 18, he was called up for the 3rd time of the season. In a game against the Rays at Tropicana Field on June 22, Frazier entered the game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter and appeared to have hit a home run that could have given the Yankees the lead. Unfortunately, the ball hit a speaker and dropped down for a pop-out. [30] He was sent down on the next day. On July 8, Frazier was once again called up to the Major Leagues as starting center fielder Aaron Hicks was banged up. [31]

References
  1. ^ "New York Yankees No. 1 prospect Clint Frazier determined to become a superstar". yesnetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Miller, Randy (15 August 2016). "The incredible side of Yankees prospect Clint Frazier that was a secret until now". NJ.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (10 May 2013). "Rivals and pals, Frazier and Meadows create Draft buzz". MLB.com. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Rode, Nathan (13 March 2013). "Home Runs Give Frazier Advantage In Georgia High School Showdown". Baseball America. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Swanepoel, Sharon (13 August 2012). "LHS Clint Frazier Receives Prestigious Jackie Robinson Award". Loganville Patch. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Swanepoel, Sharon (9 August 2012). "LHS Outfielder Added to Roster at Wrigley Field". Loganville Patch.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Smith, Cameron (27 March 2013). "Clint Frazier, top baseball prospect hits 6 HRs in 7 games, including this ridiculous moonshot". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Hoynes, Paul (15 June 2013). "Cleveland Indians sign No.1 pick Clint Frazier for $3.5 million; will report to Goodyear, Ariz". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "2013 Top 100 Draft Prospects (May 10): Jonathan Gray Takes Top Spot". Baseball America. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Law, Keith (14 May 2013). "Top 100 draft prospects". ESPN. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cleveland Indians notebook: Top pick Clint Frazier has dynamite debut". Akron Beacon Journal. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Wild, Danny (18 April 2014). "Cleveland Indians' Clint Frazier helps out in debut for Captains". MiLB.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Warsinskey, Tim (4 September 2015). "Clint Frazier leads Lynchburg to playoffs: Cleveland Indians advanced Class A Report (video)". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Dudukovich, Nick (11 July 2016). "Futures Game: Cleveland Indians Prospect Clint Frazier Not A Kid Anymore". FanSided. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  15. ^ Meisel, Zack (24 July 2017). "Cleveland Indians promote top prospects Bradley Zimmer, Clint Frazier to Triple-A Columbus". NJ.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Meisel, Zack (3 August 2016). "All in? Cleveland Indians acquire Yankees relief ace Andrew Miller for Clint Frazier, other prospects". NJ.com. 
  17. ^ Miller, Randy (3 August 2016). "WATCH: Clint Frazier, new Yankees' prospect, hits for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for 1st time". NJ.com. 
  18. ^ "Clint Frazier – New York Yankees". Milb.com. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  19. ^ Hennigan, Shane (6 April 2017). "2017 RAILRIDERS SEASON PREVIEW: Frazier out to prove change results in future with Yankees". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  20. ^ Marchand, Andrew. "The education of New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier". ESPN. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Clint Frazier » Statistics » Batting | FanGraphs Baseball". Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  22. ^ King III, George A. (1 July 2017). "Clint Frazier latest promotion in wild week of Yankees call-ups". New York Post. 
  23. ^ Hoch, Bryan (2 July 2017). "With HR and 2B, Frazier has debut for ages". MLB.com. 
  24. ^ "Clint Frazier hits walk-off HR as Yanks win 5-3 over Brewers". MLB.com. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Clint Frazier switches to No. 77 jersey as Robertson takes No. 30". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-07-19. 
  26. ^ Hoch, Bryan. "Clint Frazier goes on DL with oblique strain, Aaron Hicks activated". MLB. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  27. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-place-bird-ellsbury-frazier-dl-opening-day-article-1.3903097
  28. ^ "Yankees call up Clint Frazier". MLB. Retrieved May 15, 2018. 
  29. ^ "Clint Frazier optioned to Triple-A". ESPN. Retrieved May 21, 2018. 
  30. ^ https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2782874-rays-jokingly-tweet-yankees-a-bill-for-speaker-destroyed-by-clint-frazier
  31. ^ https://nypost.com/2018/07/07/clint-frazier-likely-will-get-at-least-one-start-for-banged-up-hicks/
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