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Birth Date9-6-1994
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 25 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2017 NYA 22 39 142 31 9 4 4 7 43 0 1 0 .231 .268 .448 82 -2.7 0.8 -2.7 -0.2
2018 NYA 23 15 41 9 3 0 0 5 13 2 0 0 .265 .390 .353 76 -1.1 0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2019 NYA 24 69 246 60 14 0 12 16 70 2 1 2 .267 .317 .489 99 0.9 -0.6 -1.2 0.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2013 CLE Rk AZL 44 196 .255 .332 .366 .418 98 10.1 6.0 -0.4 121 0 -0.8 0.0 -3.3 0.1
2014 LKC A MID 120 542 .251 .315 .366 .372 101 9.6 15.4 0.6 110 0 -19.8 0.8 -2.2 -0.5
2015 LYN A+ CAR 133 588 .254 .319 .370 .348 106 21.9 15.8 -0.9 143 0 -5.0 -2.3 13.0 2.2
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 22 98 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 AKR AA EAS 89 391 .256 .325 .384 .331 103 15.1 10.5 -2.8 123 0 2.7 1.4 2.9 1.6
2016 COH AAA INT 5 21 .282 .337 .394 .333 109 -0.6 0.6 -0.2 73 0 0.6 -0.1 -0.8 0.0
2016 SWB AAA INT 25 108 .245 .299 .370 .294 102 -2 3.0 -0.9 74 0 0.7 0.8 -4.2 -0.1
2017 NYA MLB AL 39 142 .250 .317 .420 .307 107 -2.9 4.2 -1.2 82 13 -2.7 0.8 -2.7 -0.2
2017 SWB AAA INT 74 320 .261 .328 .407 .291 101 6.5 9.5 -3.1 118 0 -0.1 1.8 6.0 1.4
2018 NYA MLB AL 15 41 .254 .326 .424 .429 109 -0.5 1.1 -0.3 76 14 -0.8 0.2 -1.1 -0.1
2018 TAM A+ FSL 6 26 .288 .354 .413 .235 105 1.3 0.7 -0.3 96 0 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2018 SWB AAA INT 48 216 .255 .321 .400 .380 97 13.6 6.3 -0.5 143 0 -3.5 0.9 9.4 1.3
2019 NYA MLB AL 69 246 .259 .326 .457 .329 101 4.5 7.4 -2.9 99 11 -1.2 -0.6 0.9 0.4
2019 TRN AA EAS 1 4 .270 .311 .428 .333 98 0.3 0.1 0 129 0 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
2019 SWB AAA INT 61 269 .257 .334 .430 .288 103 -11.5 9.1 -2.1 80 0 -1.4 -0.8 -6.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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2013 CLE Rk AZL 196 172 32 51 11 5 5 87 28 17 61 3 2 .297 .362 .506 .209 4 0
2014 LKC A MID 542 474 70 126 18 6 13 195 50 56 161 12 6 .266 .349 .411 .146 4
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 98 89 15 25 1 2 3 39 8 7 27 4 3 .281 .347 .438 .157 0 0
2015 LYN A+ CAR 588 501 88 143 36 3 16 233 72 68 125 15 7 .285 .377 .465 .180 5 5
2016 AKR AA EAS 391 341 56 94 25 1 13 160 48 41 86 13 4 .276 .356 .469 .194 3 3
2016 COH AAA INT 21 21 2 5 0 1 0 7 0 0 6 0 0 .238 .238 .333 .095 0 0
2016 SWB AAA INT 108 101 17 23 2 3 3 40 7 7 30 0 0 .228 .278 .396 .168 0 0
2017 SWB AAA INT 320 273 46 70 19 2 12 129 42 37 69 9 2 .256 .344 .473 .216 7 0
2017 NYA MLB AL 142 134 16 31 9 4 4 60 17 7 43 1 0 .231 .268 .448 .216 1 0
2018 TAM A+ FSL 26 20 6 5 1 0 1 9 3 4 3 2 0 .250 .385 .450 .200 1 0
2018 NYA MLB AL 41 34 9 9 3 0 0 12 1 5 13 0 0 .265 .390 .353 .088 0 0
2018 SWB AAA INT 216 190 38 59 14 3 10 109 21 23 52 4 2 .311 .389 .574 .263 1 0
2019 SWB AAA INT 269 247 35 61 20 1 8 107 26 17 56 1 2 .247 .305 .433 .186 1 0
2019 TRN AA EAS 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 0 0
2019 NYA MLB AL 246 225 31 60 14 0 12 110 38 16 70 1 2 .267 .317 .489 .222 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 566 0.4982 0.4859 0.7127 0.7270 0.2465 0.8195 0.4000 0.2873 0.0000
2018 170 0.5118 0.4235 0.6389 0.6322 0.2048 0.7091 0.4118 0.3611 0.0000
2019 970 0.5186 0.4402 0.6698 0.6342 0.2313 0.8056 0.2685 0.3302 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2020 NYA $588,100
2019 NYA $
2018 NYA $559,200
2017 NYA $
1 yrPrevious$559,200
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,147,300
2 yrTotal$1,147,300


Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 163 dACES1 year/$588,100 (2020)

  • 1 year/$588,100 (2020). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/20.
  • 1 year/$563,300 (2019). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/8/19 ($222,711 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.5592M (2018). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by NY Yankees 7/1/17.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 7/3/16 (Andrew Miller deal).
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2013 (1-5) (Loganville HS, Ga.). Signed 6/14/13, $3.5M signing bonus ($3.787M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

2019-10-04 14:15:00 (link to chat)Hoping the Yankees deal Clint Frazier to a team that will play him everyday next year.
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Same, same (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-09-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier needs 19 more plate appearances to be eligible for our Diamond Baseball League next season. Will he make it?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'm doubtful, to be honest. Best chance is if they take their foot off the gas and just give non-starters some run, but they're going to want to get Stanton into form, and EE too. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-28 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chances Clint Frazier makes it back to the big club in Sept?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I would assume he is up after roster expansion barring the Yankees being particularly petty, which I suppose isn't impossible (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-08-30 16:00:00 (link to chat)I have two spots on the end of my bench to stash roto keepers for 2020. Who do you like out of Clint Frazier, Mike Tauchman, Trent Grisham, Seth Brown, and Sheldon Neuse?
(Mason from Kansas)
Well, first of all I'm going to fade the A's a little bit--their collective AAA numbers in Vegas this year are insane. I think I have to go Tauchman, Grisham, and then Frazier. Frazier would be first but I don't know that Tauchman hasn't passed him in the Yankees OF pecking order. Dude just rakes. You could use the other spot on Frazier to hedge that lineup spot, which is probably what I'd do. I like Grisham, but there's still plenty of uncertainty there. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-08-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)If Clint Frazier is traded to NL team in the offseason, is he most likely an everyday starter? Platoon hitter? 4th OF?
(Craig from Chicago)
Everyday player with, apparently, defensive issues. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)If Clint Frazier were to be traded and given a shot at a full time job, what does he project to for the rest of this season? Future?
(Craig from Chicago)
He's hit .283/.330/.513 this year, and I mean that doesn't feel too far off from his true talent level. You will have to adjust for the new home park, but 20% better than league average corner outfield bat feels about right. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Clint Frazier finally living up to the hype, or is this a small sample size blip?
(Steve from Cheyenne, WY)
I also wrote about this. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-03-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)When does Clint Frazier become 15 team relevant?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Mostly when he figures out how to stay healthy. He'll likely need someone else's injury to make it happen in 2018. (Scott Delp)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Yes, Mike. Lockport New York, born and raised. Clint Frazier finally get a chance?
(Keith from Lockport)
ha ha, I used to drive through there at the beginning of every semester at UB on the way to pick up my college GF in Burt, New York.

Not right away. I still don't understand the Gardner signing. (Mike Gianella)
2018-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Clint Frazier a future star?
(Sean99 from Orland Park)
Star with a capital S? I dunno, Above-average player and occasional all-star game participant? I think so, yeah. (Nicolas Stellini)
2018-06-20 19:00:00 (link to chat)Poor Clint Frazier. No spot to play in NYY and unlikely to be traded for Happ or Hamels. Is there another prospect in as unlucky a place as him? Maybe Mejia?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
It would be those two. (Mike Gianella)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier worth getting excited about again?
(Butch from Bronx)
Think he just needs to play. Think we've gotten both too high and too low on him over the last 18 months or so. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier hits 100 career homeruns in New York. True or False?
(Butch from Bronx)
I think he gets squeezed out, and ends up somewhere else, to be honest. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier ranked 53 on the 2016 list, between Honeywell and Adames; and jumped a few spots ahead them on the 2017 list. Given what he did in the minors, would he rank similarly to them again this year if eligible?
(Carlos4Lyf from SWFC)
Guessing he'd be closer to Brinson/Tucker/Soto. He's another guy that's been divisive internally though.

I am dreading the 5th round tie at this point, for the record. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-01-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Clint Frazier? Will he ever reach his potential? Will he even get the playing time to give him the opportunity to reach his potential?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I think the logjam might ultimately be helpful for Frazier. He's always been susceptible to the whiff, but he managed to cut way down on the strikeouts last season in his Triple A stint before his call up. A little more time in Triple A could be really helpful while the OF situation sorts itself out. (Mark Barry)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)what do you see as the big next steps for the Yankees?
(a.j. from las vegas)
So they obviously will need to do something with the rotation, as I said earlier. There's also the matter of Clint Frazier likely needing regular ABs and a very full outfield, and that Gleyber Torres will need somewhere to play rather soon. I wouldn't be shocked if Brett Gardner and Starlin Castro are playing elsewhere next year, and if someone like Alex Cobb is wearing pinstripes. There's also Shohei Otani. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)My farm consists of Gleyber Torres, Vlad Guerrero Jr, Franklin Barreto, Austin Meadows, Scott Kingery, Mickey Moniak, Blake Rutherford, Michael Kopech, Mitch Keller and Tyler Mahle. Plus recently graduated Amed Rosario, Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier. Is there any positions or areas I should focus on as I work to be competitive in 2019?
(Trip from SC)
Trip. Dude. You're kidding me, right? That is a ridiculous farm system, and seems pretty well-timed for your 2019 target date. I mean, really.

Just to be sure, I checked with Scooter Hotz of our prospects team. His take: "I agree with your assessment. I would also add that with prospects, donít worry about positional need. Focus on getting the best prospects regardless of position. If you end up with a surplus of players at a position in the majors, use the trade market to re-organize your roster positionally. That will give you more value than prioritizing positional need over getting the best player available."

(I will note that Scooter and I are in a fantasy league together. I've spent the entire year with a surplus of OFs and a lack of RPs, and he had a surplus of RPs and a lack of OFs, and we never got it together to make a trade. So do as we say, not as we do) (Rob Mains)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you have slotted Clint Frazier? Also, it seems like O'Neill is adjusting to AAA after a slow start. What are your current thoughts on him?
(Aaron from NY)
I forget exactly where Frazier was pre-promotion, somewhere amongst Acuna, Soto, Tucker, Senzel in the teens. O'Neill is another guy who "failed" in exactly the way you would worry it would go bad, which makes dealing with him trickier. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Say the White Sox trade for a prospect or young MLB outfielder already in the majors, like Clint Frazier. Who gets booted from the 25-man to make room?
(Brendan from Chicago)
As discussed a bit above, the White Sox have a weird logjam at the moment as they suddenly have serviceable major leaguers on their bench--which, y'know, wasn't true when they were purportedly trying to make the playoffs.

They have a 13-man pitching staff, currently, so one imagines they could send down someone like Juan Minaya to clear one spot. Adam Engel would also have options, even if he has performed well to date.

Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier have both rallied from bad starts and may wind up being traded, which would free up plenty of space too. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier... Not so good in the triple a SSS. What are your feels on him?
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
He's hitting .250/.340/.473 in the Triple-A league that's actually tough to hit in. That's pretty darned good! Although as always with Clint Frazier, it feels like the best is right around the corner and not here yet.

I am the local high man on Frazier. He's one of the best outfield prospects in the game and has enormous hitting upside. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who'd you rather target in a dynasty league as a seller. Clint Frazier, Vladito, or Ronald Acuna?
(Arnie from NYC)
Frazier due to proximity with similar upside. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any new thoughts about Clint Frazier? What kind of slash-line do you see from him during his career. I saw him play a couple weeks ago and he is legit jacked!
(Kaylee from Michigan)
I don't think they're "new" thoughts, exactly, but I expect big things from Frazier. I think people sleep on him a bit because he doesn't hit for a great average, but he commands the zone and hits for power. He's also been a name for so long without producing eye-popping totals, that I think there's a little prospect fatigue on him. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given that the Mets are handling Conforto in a Very Poor manner, who provides more WARP for their team this year: Conforto or Clint Frazier?
(Bobby from Albany)
I think given that the Mets are rostering three outfielders on the wrong side of 30, two of whom have lower body issues, and one of whom may have to slide over to first for an over-30 1B with back issues. I think Conforto gets enough playing time and plays well enough there to take this fairly easily. Don't expect the Yanks to be in a rush to get Frazier up. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know that you've said that if Conforto were still prospect eligible, you'd view him in a similar light as Benintendi. While I don't necessarily disagree with you (I've watched a ton of Conforto), I don't know if the majority of the industry is *quite* that high on him. So, excluding yourself, about where do you think most of the industry would've slotted Conforto on top 100s this offseason? Would he be viewed as a similar caliber prospect as Clint Frazier? or more like Aaron Judge? Better? Worse?
(Larry G from Brooklyn)
Can't really speak for the rest of the industry, but I wasn't as high on him as a prospect as other places, nor was BP at the time. There's enough major league at-bats now too where the apples to apples comparison is harder. I will say I think it would be hard for me to get him below Frazier on a Top 25-and-under list or whatever. Not impossible, as Frazier has a bit more upside, but that might also just be because we haven't seen him fail yet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will produce more WAR at peak, Clint Frazier or Aaron Judge?
(Bob from Camden )
Frazier. I'm shorting Judge stock all the way. (He could use it anyway.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Could Clint Frazier bust? Going back in time, would the Yankees swap Torres and Frazier for Jimenez and Zimmer?
(Ashley from CLeveland)
Anyone can bust. Frazier probably is riskier than the average bat ranked as highly as he is though. I would personally take Jimenez over Torres, but I get why the Yankees took the present-day shortstop. I would not take Zimmer over Frazier, bigger bust risk and not a very different profile otherwise. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)Will Clint Frazier be a New York Yankee this year?
(Eddie Burns from New York)
Frazier's got a shot at a debut this year, yeah. I wouldn't be shocked if they plopped him back down in AA to start the season this year, given how you he was for the high minors last year. I think he's prooobably in Scranton from the jump, though? Either way, it'd be a bad year if he didn't at least get a September taste at the end of it, and there's certainly a non-zero chance he's up before that. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you say its more likely than not that at least one of Aaron Judge or Clint Frazier is a bust?
(Jared from Long Island)
So how are we defining bust, not even a Role 5 major league starter? I think it would be more likely than not, but not significantly so. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is it apparently clear that the Yankees wont commit to any long term big contracts to get ready for Harper and Machado?
(David from NY)
There's zero guarantee that Harper, Machado or any of the other potential names in that free agent class actually reach the open market, but I think the signing of Matt Holliday to a short-term deal revealed a lot about what Cashman is planning to do. The big question is how their prospect haul pans out. We have a pretty good idea that Gary Sanchez is a core performer. Are Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier too? What about guys like Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, etc...Tons of variables to consider, but you have to love the position the Yankees have put themselves in long-term. (George Bissell)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Clint Frazier a boom or bust prospect?
(Angela from Boston)
I don't think he's boom or bust in the sense that even as-is he's still probably going to be something like a second-division starter and have a real career. But that depends on whether you consider that a bust; I don't. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy wise, I'm more bullish on Blake Rutherford than I am Clint Frazier. Can you touch on these two please?
(TrickDaddy14 from ytown)
I've long been the low man on Frazier; he cut me inline at Starbucks once and I never forgot it. No, not really. I just think he's gonna end up in left, and if he's in left, the bat has to max out. A nice prospect, but not an elite one for me. He did make some nice adjustments this year, though. On the other side, I've probably been higher than Rutherford than most; I thought he was a better prospect than Mickey Moniak for most of the year. There are three above-average tools and the hit might be plus, and I think he's going to be a solid right fielder. Frazier is the better fantasy prospect right now obviously because of proximity, but in terms of upside, I prefer Rutherford. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the brightest future Clint Frazier, Victor Robles, Bradley Zimmer, Nick Williams, or Austin Meadows? Who is more likely to reach their potential? Thank you
(Bsg from Tucson)
Brightest: Victor Robles, Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Bradley Zimmer, Austin Meadows
You could put those 5 in any order and I don't think you would be wrong.

Likely: Austin Meadows, Bradley Zimmer, Victor Robles, Nick Williams, Clint Frazier
I think Meadows is the safest of this bunch, Robles is still very young and hasn't faced any competition above A ball. Williams and Frazier both tantalize with promise but need to cut down on strikeouts. (Steve Givarz)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier is slowly getting better and better. Swing and miss is still there, but not as much. And he's walking more, hitting for a higher average, the power is showing up, and his body seems to be really developing. He'll end up in a corner, but do you see him jumping up in to the top 15 or 20 by the second half? And if not, why?
(lipsgardner from Couch)
That is a bit high for me. As you said, he is a corner guy, and there is still some risk in the hit tool. I have gotten more positive reports on him than in the past, but you really have to be a future star as a corner guy to get that high. I can't quite buy in that much yet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are some possible moves the tribe could make before the deadline. And what are some moves you feel would get them over the hump and into the post season where they can hopefully make a run? Do you see the Indians making the playoffs and making a run if they make it?
(Donny from CLE)
Yes, I see the Indians making the playoffs, and again similar to the Cubs once you're in the playoff that's all that matters. You cannotpredict who will be hot, cold, injured, overworked, and beyond that you see bad team beat good teams everyday. On any given day in October the two teams playing are two of the top teams in baseball and either can win. We have seen how crazy the Wild Card games are with a one game play in. Its madness, and I love it.

I thought that when the Cubs traded Coghlan the Tribe should have traded for him, which was a match if I have ever seen one. The OF market is going to be brutal at the deadline, so unless the Indians want to trade from their top tier prospects I don't see an obvious move. CA said that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have "become options", so they may even just be best served standing pat and given that Frazier can rake. (Grant Jones)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)How does Benson impact the Indians' system?
(AkronRubberDuck from Ohio)
I've been very vocal this year about how impressive the depth in Cleveland's system is, in terms of how many lesser-known guys seem to do something that catches your eye every night at the affiliates of theirs that I frequently see (Lynchburg, Akron).

Benson joins Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier as another big-name outfield prospect in the Tribe's system. I think the depth affords Cleveland the opportunity to be more comfortable putting their first of three early picks on a risk/reward player.
-Adam McInturff (Live Draft Chat)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you foresee Clint Frazier ranking next year on prospect lists? And what do you currently see his ceiling as?
(Cory from Ohio)
Frazier should be pretty high on prospect lists next year. He was anywhere from # 23 to # 72 on the most popular lists this year, and I'd guess is range would be something like # 13 - # 60 on those same lists next year. The fantasy upside for me looks a lot like peak Mike Cameron if he puts it all together: some power, some steals, some walks. Frazier has a little more AVG upside and a little less SB upside than peak Cameron. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Greg, thanks for doing this chat! My question: Name five prospects currently not in the BP top 50 who have a chance to land there by mid-season. Basically, what 5 prospects do you see rising their stock substantially this year?
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Just drawing from the 101 here - Clint Frazier, Francis Martes, Harold Ramirez, Yusniel Diaz, Franklyn Kilome, (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Frazier, Brinson, Mazara, Williams (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
a question so nice you asked it twice. (Mike Gianella)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ive read conflicting reports on Clint Frazier's ability to pick up spin. Would it be fair to say that it may not be possible to judge if he will be able to let his power play in the show until next year when he faces AA pitching?
(Mike from Ohio)
Kinda goes with the "projecting big league" thing we just talked about, so yeah, that's going to be a big test for him. I just have a lot of doubts about the profile. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Al, can you give us a couple prospects that are flying under the radar that we should know about?
(Jpilgrim from Jenks)
I don't know about "under the radar," but I think Luis Ortiz is a stud. Jose Mateo sounds like he could fly up. Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson probably moved up big time. Jordan Patterson on the Rockies really impressed me as well. Red Sox 1st rounder Andrew Benintendi wowed people in the NYPL. Victor Robles on the Nats in the NYPL too. (Al Skorupa)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier's stock was down at the time of all the midseason lists being published, but he has put up possibly his best month of professional ball since then, and that includes his rookie year in the AZL. If he continues his stellar finish, does he become a top 50 prospect once again?
(username49 from Ohio)
He's been better, no question. I still have a lot of questions as to what his upside is; there's no doubting the bat speed and the feel for hitting is improving, but I still don't think he's a center fielder. A competent regular is definitely possible, but to me this is medium-high reward, medium-high risk. Those aren't guys I'm usually putting in my top 50. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Will Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson be solid regulars in 3 years? Predict their triple slash lines
(Jv from Illinois)
Yes. Oh god, I'm sorry to cop out but I have no idea. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Have Nick Williams & Brett Phillips passed the likes of Clint Frazier in the Top 101 with their respective performances this year?
(traindoggah from Maine)
Well, Williams was already ahead of Frazier in the off-season list, and I don't think anything about their respective seasons will change that. I would say no on Phillips. Statistically, he's having a better season, but Frazier has better raw tools. Phillips may be safer, but he probably tops out as a good fourth OF. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who of Austen Meadows or Clint Frazier do you prefer, in fantasy and real life?
(Don Slaught from Moon Twp, PA)
Ahhh the question that nearly tore TINO apart. A year ago I was firmly camp Frazier and I still lean that way but Meadows has made up a lot of ground. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier seems to be starting slow again and striking out at an alarming rate. Should Cleveland fans be worried? Is Bradley Zimmer possibly the better prospect?
(Eric from Cleveland)
No, they should not be worried. Baseball is hard, even for someone with as much natural talent as Frazier. Right now, Zimmer is the better player and better hitter, but he's not the better prospect. It's important to remember that while they're teammates, Frazier is two years younger than Zimmer is. (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty rotisserie: which side do you like? Xander Bogaerts and Wilson Ramos or Carlos Gonzalez, Clint Frazier, and Rick Porcello?
(El Ashaban from Queens)
I'll take side two, but I don't want to set a precedent for answering fantasy questions. We have an awesome staff who is more than happy to take those. Use the bat signal. A lot. Seriously, send them 10 questions a day, they'll love it. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects that you are personally higher on than others? Who are some you're lower on than others too? Thanks Chris and welcome to BP.
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Dang, the president is congratulating me. This truly is the greatest day!

I feel like I'm a lot higher on Austin Meadows than everyone else. I see a ton of plus tools, and I think he could win a batting title someday while playing a quality centerfield. That's pretty good, right?

Couple guys I'm lower on are Clint Frazier, Nomar Mazara and Matz. I say Matz because I can't recall if it's Stephen or Steven. Sorry, Matz. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you move Cueto for G. Cole and Clint Frazier in a standard 5x5 H2H dynasty or need more to get Cueto?
(Smalls from Sandlot)
No, I'd do that. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier is getting some discussion in the chat this evening, so I hate to add on to it, but in my dynasty league due to a technicality Frazier is available in the draft. Do you take him over Moncada? If not does he go number to over Rodon/Tomas/Castillo? I really appreciate it!!!
(David from Cleveland)
No, I'd take Frazier behind all four of those guys. (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can Clint Frazier be anything more than a big time strikeout machine with elite bat speed?
(Basil from Central Tx)
Yes. Even if the bat is frustrating we can't forget baseball isn't played in a batting cage. Frazier runs well and has a hose. Clint has tools for days. Bet on the tools. Strikeouts will always be a factor. (Ryan Parker)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Best of the bunch - Addison Russell, Dahl, or Clint Frazier?
(Team Theo from Cubdom)
Likely Russell. I love Dahl but Addi has a higher floor. Hard to best against a sure-fire big leaguer when the other two guys you listed will start the year in A ball. Dahl does have a higher ceiling but not by a ton. (Ryan Parker)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Clint Frazier? Everyone thought he was going to be a beast? What do you see his future as, and what do you see him doing this year?
(Jobu from Cerrano's Locker)
I love the swing, man. He was a bigger developmental project than had been hoped. Whatever. I'd take him any day. I do think he ends up a corner outfielder, though. Really needs to improve on pitch recognition especially on breaking and soft. Plenty of time. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Purely a fantasy question - everything else being equal, do you trade Peraza to get Clint Frazier?
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
Yes, and if you ask Bret Sayre, I have a feeling he'd say yes, too. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Dynasty Head to Head League: Would you give up Taillon to get Clint Frazier and a 2nd rd MiLB pick next year?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Totally depends on team needs. If I was stacked with pitching, yes. Otherwise, I'd hold on to Taillon, who still has easy No. 3 fantasy SP upside. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, I can keep 4 of these 6, who would you keep? Collin McHugh, Andrew Cashner, Carlos Martinez, Dee Gordon, Wil Myers, and Clint Frazier. I'm interested in who has the most long term value. Thanks!
(cracker73 from Florida)
I'd drop McHugh easy, then probably Frazier next. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance that Clint Frazier reaches his draft day hype?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Absolutely. Don't be too quick to judge a high school talent in the Midwest League. That's a massive jump in competition, and not every player's developmental path or timeline are the same. I'm still very, very high on Frazier. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Clint Frazier? What do you see him doing this year? Does he ever live up to the hype?
(Not Bret from Somewhere in Oregon)
Big year for determining his ultimate ceiling. He's going to have to improve his approach to be any kind of impact player, and maybe it's just because I'm a sucker for a second half improver, but I think he bounces back a bit next year. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as Clint Frazier's ceiling? Is this the breakout year or has the shine begun to diminish?
(Isaac from Akron)
Whoa, hey, Isaac, let's tone it down. Clint was pretty darn good for a 19-year-old in the midwest league, especially after he addressed a leak in his swing. The second half stats are impressive: .294/.386/.469 from July onwards. He's a very talented player, who is going to have to hit all the way up. The good news is that he can. There's still a ton to like here. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who in the last 50 do you think has the best chance of moving into the top 20 next year?
(Shane from Tacoma)
That's a huge leap in one year, but Clint Frazier, Alexander Reyes, and Manuel Margot are three who come to mind right off the bat with chances to do so for me. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)After hearing so much about his quick wrists & power, I see very little written about Clint Frazier? Do you feel he has the ability to refine his approach? What can we expect in 2015?
(Cleveland Clown from CLE)
Frazier struggled at times during his full-season debut, but most that maintained realistic expectations for him entering the 2014 season could see that coming. He's a high risk player with a ton of potential. The swing is positively electric and while the approach is hyper-aggressive, I still think he's going to develop a bit of a plan and will make enough contact to be a force in the batter's box. His developmental path is going to be long and will have some bumps along the way, but with patience, he has a chance to be a monster. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-14 18:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier has not performed to the level that I expected from the 5th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Was he overrated going into the draft?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Regarding Frazier, teenagers are a lot like criminals: don't give up on them, but don't trust them either. Frazier has an added whammy as being red-headed, but a baseball hat will cover most of that up. I don't know how many teams put stock into numbers of a prospect's first full season, but rather mechanics and process. Stay believin'. (Matt Sussman)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Was Clint Frazier overrated going into the 2013 MLB draft? He has certainly underwhelmed for being the 5th overall pick.
(cracker73 from Florida)
I don't think he's underwhelmed, nor do I think he was that overrated. I liked him quite a bit this season. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give us some prospects you're higher on than anyone else, so later we can mock/applaud you. Thanks!
(Chris from Michigan)
Still a believer in Clint Frazier. I was on the Jake Thompson/Willy Adames bandwagon pre season. I also like David Dahl a lot. Some other names I like more than others: Leonardo Molina, Rafael Devers, Cameron Varga, Brett Phillips, Kohl Stewart. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is a fair MLB comparison for Clint Frazier?
(Brian from FL)
I hate making comps. Weirdly enough, Rusney Castillo isn't a terrible one. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Clint Frazier as the year has gone on? He seems to have finally gotten comfortable and finally started to show the promise we were all hoping for.
(Derek from Ohio)
I understand that he's made some changes in his swing, and that's not surprising. There have been some knocks on Frazier's makeup, which I've never seen on the field, to be fair. He's a red-ass player.

At the plate, he's going to need to lay off spin, especially low and away. He was getting carved up. I don't think it's a recognition issue, but instead, he knows he can drive balls out, and was too aggressive at first. All prospects have to go through an adjustment phase at some point, and you were seeing that in Low-A for Clint. He's since gone on a tear, and all the sudden, has an OPS about 75 points above league average-- the MWL is not friendly to hitters, especially in the early months. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier was #36 on the preseason 101. Nowhere to be found on the Top 50. What changed?
(SkatingTripods from Cleveland)
He hasn't played well and the makeup reports could be better (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm curious about the exclusion of Clint Frazier on the list. Do you think it may be a little harsh to say he hasn't performed when he's only 19 years old? Not trying to be mean or anything Jason, and I fully respect your work and think you're the best source for information like this on the web, but it just seems like Appel gets a free pass, but Frazier doesn't. Different players, so it may be wrong for me to compare these two. Maybe the best question is, can you expand on the concerns you have about his makeup reports? Thanks Jason for doing these awesome chats, and I hope you don't take my question the wrong way.
(Jim from Chicago)
It's not harsh if he hasn't performed. That's just a reality. This was a top tier pick in the draft and a big swinging dick on the backfields. Him not hitting is a legit thing to question.

He's a confident kid that walks the line with being overly cocky. Makeup is often viewed as a personality trait, and perhaps on some level that plays an inherent role. But I see makeup as the willingness and the ability to make adjustments through instruction and hard work. Frazier's a guy who can rub people the wrong way, and I'm sure that plays a role in some of the reports I have received. But despite his shaky start, he was still in the mix for the top 50, which should speak to his tools and ultimate upside. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concerns about Clint Frazier performance this year?
(scott from az)
You never want to see a top prospect struggle, but Frazier was also never expected to be a fast mover, so hiccups were expected. If he doesn't show some signs of improvement in the second half -- which we've already seen hints of -- then I may start to wonder. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a minor league position player whose tools you love, but is not showing up in the stat line yet?
(Joe Random from San Jose)
Clint Frazier is giving me a sad right now. Albert Almora is coming around but he's still not there yet production wise. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any player you fought hard for to be included in the #BPtop50, but were vetoed?
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
Nope, but I fought for Clint Frazier to stay in the top 50, despite the struggles so far in the first 60 games. Spoiler: he's staying in. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Gettys is better than Clint Frazier, true or false?
(Kevin from Minnesota)
False. Michael Gettys could be developed into a better player in time? True. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mark, I get frightened when I look at the Indians' relatively thin pool of future prospects - a lot of guys who could be solid contributors, but outside of Lindor nothing with real all star potential. Who is a player or two from the system who could potentially outplay their projections?
(Nick from Southern California)
I think it is understandable that you are concerned. Clint Frazier and Francisco Mejia provide some very intriguing upside, but both have considerable risk as well. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which player in the lower minors now exicte you the most with power and speed?
(Chris from Phoenix)
Clint Frazier. I'm really excited to see what this kid can do over the next year or two as he adjusts to the pro game. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your best guess on the first date of Major Leaue ABs for Clint Frazier and Jorge Alfaro? thanks!
(conjoinedtwins from Quebec)
Frazier will require at least a couple of years in the minor leagues, possibly more. I think you're looking at 2016 at the earliest.

Alfaro very well could debut this year, but won't make it far into the 2015 season before he debuts. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you choose for both short and long term, Gray or Appel? and how good is Clint Fraizer going to be?
(Kevin from PENN)
Gray for both over Appel, but it's close. In some ways it's just a matter of risk preference. And as far as Clint Frazier, he's going to be somewhere between a demigod and a unicorn. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Please talk more about Clint Frazier. We love him. Throw us a realistic expectation of what you expect from him at the MLB level
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk Pa)
Frazier could be a near .300 hitter with 30 homers and 20-plus steals. It's not the most likely outcome in the world, but his ceiling is elite. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Clint Frazier reach AA this season?
(BOSSHOG from Texas)
There's a chance but I wouldn't bank on a 20-year-old reaching Double-A in his first full season, Bosshog. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I picked up Julio Urias in the 35th round of a 15 team league. I'll be able to keep him at a 4 round penalty per year through 2017. Did I do the right thing? Was also considering Clint Frazier with that same pick.
(Vic from Baltimore)
Without knowing everyone that was available, it's OK. It's just a matter of when he can get there and start delivering. But a 31 and 27 as you wait isn't egregious (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ronit, Who has the higher ceiling and what are their ETA's- Frazier and Dahl?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Both are just getting started in pro ball, so it's hard to nail down an ETA, but I'll say 2016. Even though we ranked Clint Frazier higher on the top 101, give me David Dahl. The guy is a toolbox. (Ronit Shah)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Really appreciate the chat! Who are some guys you would target after the first 15 or so picks in a rookie draft(that includes international players). I have picks 17 and 18. Would you try to package them together to move up a bit? Thanks
(Mill from Lodi)
Assuming you mean rookie draft as in new signees to an established dynasty league I think outside of the top 6 guys:

Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel

it gets really clogged in the middle. I would trade the lower picks to get into the top 6 because you're talking about guys like Colin Moran and Austin Meadows down there. It's ok, but not ideal. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Mauricio. Could you rank these OF based on offensive production five years from now - Christian Yelich, Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Clint Frazier, David Dahl.
(Luke from Schenectady)
Yellich - Frazier - Dahl - Almora - Polanco, but I think it's tight. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joc Pederson: the numbers in the minors sure look good. In a pts. league where walks matter, would you pass on him to go after a Clint Frazier or a Dahl?
(balticwolf from Silver Spring MD)
I'd go for the much-closer Joc over the other two, even though they might have a touch higher ceiling (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Clint Frazier someone you think can take a huge step forward this year into one of the top prospects in baseball? Top 10?
(Evan from California )
He has that potential with the bat, yes. Huge bat speed. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds of Clint Frazier making the overall top 10 prospect list next year ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
It's quite possible. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)I have 5 dynasty league minor league slots, the first 4 are filled by Javier Baez, Miguel Sano, Kris Bryant, and Gregory Polanco. Who should I choose for my last spot between Clint Frazier and Jorge Alfaro?
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk PA)
I have them ranked fairly closely to one another. I'll say Frazier, but barely. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league draft where I need OF/P since I already have 2 MiLB top 10 infielders. Guys available in the range I'll draft: Marcus Stroman, Andrew Heaney, Alex Meyer, Clint Frazier, Joc Pedersen. Anyone jump out at you?
(RWarriors13 from Illinois)
My man-crush on Marcus Stroman has been pretty well documented. I'm driving the Stroman-as-a-Starter bus. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather own in a Dynasty League, Lucas Giolito or Clint Frazier? Who do you think reaches the bigs first?
(Guest from my cubicle)
I could see Giolito moving fast once he hits full-season ball, but both are still too far away to put that exact of a timetable on them. I'd take Giolito though for the upside. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows, two eighteen year old 2013 first round draft picks, both played CF in their Minor League baseball debut seasons. Looking in your crystal ball, which is more likely to still be playing center when they make their Major League debuts?
(Paul from DC)
As Jason Parks wrote about Frazier in our Indians Top-10 in November, "sources are mixed on his ability to stick up the middle." Of the two, Frazier is the better prospect but Meadows probably has the better chance to stick in center. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have 3 top picks in the 1st round of my upcoming draft. In a vaccum, which 3 would you take for a 18 keeper league and in which order? Tanaka, Lucas Giolito, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Gray, Jose Abreu, Rougund Odor, Rymer Lirano, or Mark Appel?
(vegetto712 from Florida)
From a prospect perspective, your top three there are Giolito, Gray and Appel. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Clint Frazier an elite, possible top 10 prospect, or the best of a mediocre draft?
(Rich from Evanston)
I think this year's HS class is stronger, but I think its premature to discount the 2013 draft class. There are a lot of really strong players in that class. As for Frazier, I think he's a very, very good prospect; possibly a top 25 type. I don't think he's a top 10 guy yet, but he has the tools to get that high. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got a minor league draft for a keeper league coming up, and I know I'll be choosing between Jonathan Gray, Kohl Stewart, Eddie Butler, Garin Cecchini, Clint Frazier, Tyler Glasnow. My team is in a win over the next 2-3 years type mode, which of the 6 do you prefer, or if it is close between a few guys, why? Thanks!
(TommyC from Illinois)
Frazier. Love me some Clint Frazier. (Bret Sayre)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be a better pro: Clint Frazier or Kris Bryant?
(Nick from Farmington)
Two of my favorites, so this is a brutal question. Bryant is closer so I'll have to go with him. (Harry Pavlidis)

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