After injuries kept him quiet in 2018, Clint Frazier intends to make a lot of noise in the upcoming season.
In an interview with the New York Post’s Bob Klapisch, Frazier discussed the struggles with concussion symptoms that robbed him of most of the 2018 season. To say that the 24-year-old is excited to get back on track would be a massive understatement.
“I’m going to be Wild Thing,” he told Klapisch. “Wearing eye black, got my nose pierced, wearing No. 77, crazy hair.”
Frazier gave this description of himself after referencing his new nickname, “Wildling.” For what it’s worth, ESNY may have played a significant role in determining the Baby Bomber’s new nomenclature:
i like wildlingggggg
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) January 20, 2019
Whether or not the Game of Thrones–inspired nickname sticks, Frazier is clearly ready to battle for a job in February and March.
“I can’t wait to get to spring training because I’m ready, I feel great,” he told Klapisch. “This is going to be a big year for me.”
Frazier blasted 11 home runs and slashed a torrid .305/.388/.562 during his limited time on the farm. If he posts similar numbers in spring training, he could earn a steady job in the Bronx.
after a longggggggg battle with the concussion like symptoms i’m happy to tell u i’ve been cleared to participate in spring training and go after what i’ve wanted since being traded over here, to win an outfield job and show u guys what i can do. i’m readyyyyyyy. pic.twitter.com/qsi7LcMmbr
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) January 17, 2019
I love the energy emanating from this fully recovered and raring-to-go version of Clint Frazier. But I hope he’ll watch out for those outfield walls while he’s playing like a wild thing.