In order to live by the “New York Yankees way,” top outfield prospect Clint Frazier received a buzz cut to eliminate what he called a distraction.
The New York Yankees do not allow big hair under a policy set years ago by George Steinbrenner and it looks like Clint Frazier’s flow isn’t going to change that.
On Friday morning, the Yankees PR Department tweeted out a photo of New York’s top outfield prospect in a barber shop getting his hair, that gave him the nickname “Red Thunder,” buzzed down.
Frazier said he had talked to manager Joe Girardi and agreed that it had become a distraction. He also said “it was time” for him to start looking like everyone else in the clubhouse.
“I like my hair but I love playing for this organization more,” Frazier said. Yankees PR also said that they plan to donate the hair to an organization that creates wigs for children with cancer.
In more important news, the 22-year-old owns a .286/.286/.476 slash line with no home runs and five RBI’s through 10 spring training games. He is expected to start the year in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he went just 23-for-101 (.228) with 30 strikeouts a year ago.
Now, at least, we can focus less on how he looks and more how he performs. After all, we’re still waiting for the bat speed, incredible strength and loose personality to blend into what he’s supposed to become: a superstar.
Good morning, @Yankees fans. The Yankees barbershop is open for business…first customer, @clintfrazier. pic.twitter.com/9dM8r5bVwa
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 10, 2017