You’ve seen the bat speed, the epic personality and his insane workout routine but this will be the first time most fans will see the highly touted Clint Frazier in action.
Be excited to see his toolset, but also watch for everything to come together.
The talent is there. Frazier packs a lightning quick bat with the capability of generating moonshots and athleticism that suggests the ceiling of an All-Star.
However, the 22-year old’s .228/.278/.396 slash line with a 29.7 strikeout percentage in 25 games with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders a year ago hints that we’re still waiting for it to come together.
Before coming over to the Yankees organization in the deal that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland, he did bat .276 with 13 home runs in 89 games so perhaps his struggles were merely growing pains at the next level.
Now, if Frazier ends up putting on an impressive display in Tampa and lights up the Electric City this season, general manager Brian Cashman may be forced to make some room for him in the Bronx.
One thing is for sure, he’ll accumulate a ton of attention throughout the weeks leading up to Opening Day.