New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier has been red-hot as of late and his latest performance was capped off by an extra-inning walk-off.
There are some high expectations for New York Yankees top outfield prospect Clint Frazier and on Thursday afternoon, “Red Thunder” propelled the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to its seventh straight victory with a day to remember.
The 22-year-old went 3-for-6 against the Pawtucket Red Sox including his sixth home run of the season, two RBIs and two doubles — the latter being a walk-off to right-center off Kyle Martin to cap of an epic performance and a sweet victory in extras.
Since breaking his bat over his knee on Monday, Frazier owns a slash line of .556/.600/1.111 with an OPS of 1.711, three RBIs, four runs scored and a home runs over the last two days. He’s leading the International League in doubles (14) and finds himself in the Top-10 in total bases (68), home runs (6) and runs scored (26).
Days and streaks like this obviously have fans wondering: when can he start raking in the Bronx? Well, as long as Brett Gardner continues to produce, Aaron Hicks continues his drastic turnaround from 2016 and the glut of outfielders on the 40-man remains, that promotion may still be down the road.
Nonetheless, Frazier still has the ceiling of a Major League All-Star. He’s showing flashes of it with the RailRiders, but consistency can accelerate his path to every minor leaguer’s professional goal.