Frazier possibly had the most hype around him heading into the spring out of any player, and he has not disappointed.
Through nine games Frazier has batted a remarkable .316, and he has four runs batted in to add. Frazier’s only problem has been his strikeout numbers. In his nine appearances, he has struck out eight times.
Frazier’s persistence at the plate has been a joy to watch. His discipline hasn’t been very good, but his ability to stay alive has been dazzling. Although his strikeout numbers have been up, they don’t tell the full story. He has been able to fight off good pitches from MLB caliber pitchers and has shown that quick bat speed that scouts have been salivating over.
Frazier has also shown some good power. He has yet to go deep, but the pop off of his bat has been explosive. In his first game, Frazier hit a frozen rope into the gap for a triple. It showed a little insight into his ability to spray the ball around the yard.
Frazier also comes equipped with a great outfield presence. He covers good ground in the outfield for a player that does not have the flashiest speed. He hasn’t committed an error thus far either, and pair that glove with his cannon of an arm, the Yankees are looking at a guy that will hold down the outfield for years to come.