By. Joe Manny Hernandez @manny_sports
Organization: New York Yankees
Current Team: Scranton Railroaders AAA
High School: Loganville High School
Drafted: 2015: 1st round No. 5 overall
The New York Yankees unloaded veterans and loaded up on prospects this season but out of all the prospects they received Clint Frazier is a prospect the stands out the most. Frazier was the first High School player drafted in the 2013 draft to the Cleveland Indians. In high school Frazier played 3rd base but was quickly converted to an outfielder due to his raw talent to hit. This was seen as an upside and was quickly awarded a $3.5 million signing bonus the most for any player drafted by the Cleveland Indians.
When it comes to strengths the one that stands out is his hitting, Frazier’s bat speed and raw power are one of the best in the minors and with more time to develop, he can be a significant force in that Yankee line up in years to come. In the minors Frazier’s has a .273 average, with 14 homer runs and 57 RBI’s. Although the numbers can be a bit better Frazier has a very high celling and has plenty of time to improve on that considering he is only 21 years of age. One surprising trait that Frazier has that most people wouldn't see is speed. This year in Double A Frazier stole 13 bases, which shows upside for his value in the outfield.
Frazier can hit as well as run, which will make him a strong number two in the batting order. The player who comes to mind is a Daniel Murphy. Daniel Murphy is a strong contact player and can hit for average while driving in runs. They both have a great approach at the plate and make sure they create havoc while in the batter’s box. Frazier should be a interesting player coming up in the next couple of weeks and don't be surprised if the Yankees call him up soon!