Clint Frazier may have lost his spot on the New York Yankees in 2019, but at least he retained his epic sense of humor.
that guy sucks lmao
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) August 7, 2019
Frazier has been through a mini hell in the past few years. The aftereffects of a concussion held him back from ample opportunities in 2018; this year he was demoted in the middle of what looked like his breakout season.
Fortunately, his good-humored tweet seems to indicate that he’s handling adversity like a good sport.
He’s hit .283/.330/.513 with 11 homers in only 53 games with the big boys in the Bronx in 2019; however, Frazier was sent down to the farm on Jun. 17, a couple of days after the Bombers acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
Defensive struggles were likely a factor in Frazier’s demise. The young outfielder committed three errors and a few too many miscues that don’t show up in the box score during his time with the Yanks.
Still, Frazier obviously didn’t believe he deserved a demotion:
Clint Frazier: It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I felt like I’ve contributed to the team this year. pic.twitter.com/V3lxQ9f5EQ
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 16, 2019
Although the Yankees have dealt with virtually constant injuries, Frazier has yet to find his way back to the Bronx. He has hot hitters like Mike Tauchman, Cameron Maybin, and Brett Gardner blocking his path back to MLB glory.
Tauchman in particular has blossomed into a juggernaut in Frazier’s absence. The 28-year-old is slashing .294/.372/.554 with 10 homers and 36 RBI in 2019. He’s also dazzled with his glove:
Mike Tauchman, ARE YOU SERIOUS 😱
— ESPN (@espn) August 7, 2019
Somehow, Frazier survived the 2019 trade deadline, but there seems to be no room for him going forward. Injuries or offseason deals could pave his way back to the Bronx, but don’t hold your breath on that.
One thing is certain, though: Frazier swings an MLB-ready bat. He’ll get another chance soon, whether it comes as a member of the New York Yankees or another squad.