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Frazier may be odd man out
2 months ago  ::  Feb 22, 2020 - 10:25PM #1
Jon
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Since the 2017 season, Clint Frazier has been attempting to secure a regular role on the New York Yankees‘ 25-man roster.

Even with rosters expanding to 26 players in 2020, the 25-year-old is still a longshot to make the team coming out of spring training.

Currently, the Yankees’ outfield is expected to consist of Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman to begin the regular season. Unless one of these players suffer an injury, Frazier will be forced to compete for a spot on the bench this spring.

After being left off the playoff roster last season, a bench role could satisfy the young outfielder for right now. Although, the Yankees may not have any room on their bench to carry a fourth outfielder this season.

Since the Yankees will need a backup catcher and will likely keep Miguel Andujar in the majors, that leaves just two open spots left on their bench. While Andujar is attempting to play first base this spring, the Yankees will likely want to have a natural backup first baseman on their bench.

So, that likely means Mike Ford is destined to make the team coming out of spring training. As a result, that means Tyler Wade, Thairo Estrada, Estevan Florial and Frazier will all be battling for the 26th spot on New York’s roster this spring.
2 months ago  ::  Feb 22, 2020 - 10:27PM #2
Jon
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Since Wade is capable of playing all three outfield positions along with second base, shortstop and third base, he’s likely the favorite to win that final roster spot. With just two left-handed hitters in their lineup, the 25-year-old utility player would also be a serviceable lefty who could provide a boost off the bench.

During the 2019 season, Wade produced three doubles, two home runs, eleven RBI’s, .328 BABIP, .117 ISO, 10.2% walk rate, 25.9% strikeout rate, 88 wRC+, 0.3 fWAR rating and a slashing line of .245/.330/.362/.692 over his 108 plate appearances in the majors.

While the left-handed batter struggled to hit for power with the Yankees in 2019, he endured a lot of success at generating walks last season. As for Frazier, he recorded impressive power numbers but failed to remain disciplined at the plate last season.

Over his 246 plate appearances with the Yankees, Frazier hit 14 doubles, 12 home runs, 38 RBI’s, .329 BABIP, .222 ISO, 6.5% walk rate, 28.5% strikeout rate, 108 wRC+, 0.1 fWAR rating along with a slashing line of .267/.317/.489/.806.

Despite Frazier’s offense, his terrible defense significantly lowered his value in 2019 making Wade a more valuable player. Unless the former top prospect can improve off his -13 OAA and -8 DRS this spring, he’s likely to lose out on the opportunity to begin this season in the major leagues.

Even if Frazier was awarded the 26th roster spot, it would be very difficult for the Yankees to give him consistent playing time. Based on his defensive flaws, positioning him in center field wouldn’t be an ideal situation.

If Judge can remain healthy in 2020, he’ll likely play somewhere around 150 games in right field. So, that would leave just left field as a possible area where Frazier could receive regular playing time. However, Tauchman is poised to become the everyday left fielder for the Yankees this season.

The 29-year-old played in 87 games and received 296 plate appearances last season. During that time, Tauchman hit 18 doubles, 13 home runs, 46 RBI’s, .333 BABIP, .227 ISO, 11.5% walk rate, 24.0% strikeout rate, 128 wRC+, a 2.6 fWAR rating and a slashing line of .277/.361/.504/.865 as well.

Most importantly, Tauchman produced a +16 DRS (sixth-best among all outfielders with at least 650 innings) and a +9 OAA (tied for ninth-best) over his 694.1 innings split between all three outfield positions during the 2019 campaign.
2 months ago  ::  Feb 22, 2020 - 11:41PM #3
JEGnj
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So silly. I would rather see Frasier over all the others except Judge and Stanton.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 7:09AM #4
hampfan
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Feb 22, 2020 -- 11:41PM, JEGnj wrote:


So silly. I would rather see Frasier over all the others except Judge and Stanton.




Cashman should do the decent thing and trade him so that he can maybe have a decent career elsewhere. Management has kept him dangling long enough.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 10:30AM #5
njyf
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He’s kinda like our version of Kyle Schwarber. Good bat but a butcher with the glove.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 10:52AM #6
manbot
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Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:30AM, njyf wrote:


He’s kinda like our version of Kyle Schwarber. Good bat but a butcher with the glove.




I think Stanton is our version of Schwarcber ... Only Schwarber is LH, younger and much less expensive so id rather have him.


Frazier is more athletic than Schwarber and a probably will be better fielder and pure hitter than him ... though Schwarber obviously has more power  


2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 11:48AM #7
luvdayanks
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Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:52AM, manbot wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:30AM, njyf wrote:


He’s kinda like our version of Kyle Schwarber. Good bat but a butcher with the glove.




I think Stanton is our version of Schwarcber ... Only Schwarber is LH, younger and much less expensive so id rather have him.


Frazier is more athletic than Schwarber and a probably will be better fielder and pure hitter than him ... though Schwarber obviously has more power  





You're comparing Schwarber to Stanton and would rather have him? When is the last time Schwarber hit 59/130, 39/100? Stanton is a much better fielder also.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 1:59PM #8
Rob
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Frazier still has an option, so odds are he starts the season in SWB unless there are injury(s).

2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 4:42PM #9
manbot
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Feb 23, 2020 -- 11:48AM, luvdayanks wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:52AM, manbot wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:30AM, njyf wrote:


He’s kinda like our version of Kyle Schwarber. Good bat but a butcher with the glove.




I think Stanton is our version of Schwarcber ... Only Schwarber is LH, younger and much less expensive so id rather have him.


Frazier is more athletic than Schwarber and a probably will be better fielder and pure hitter than him ... though Schwarber obviously has more power  





You're comparing Schwarber to Stanton and would rather have him? When is the last time Schwarber hit 59/130, 39/100? Stanton is a much better fielder also.




Again ... What Yankee fan gives a **** what Stanton did in 2017 while playing for the Cubs ????


Schwarber hit 38 just last year and Gina hit 3 for the Yankees !



  


2 months ago  ::  Feb 23, 2020 - 4:54PM #10
Lola
Posts: 25,074

Feb 23, 2020 -- 4:42PM, manbot wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 11:48AM, luvdayanks wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:52AM, manbot wrote:


Feb 23, 2020 -- 10:30AM, njyf wrote:


He’s kinda like our version of Kyle Schwarber. Good bat but a butcher with the glove.




I think Stanton is our version of Schwarcber ... Only Schwarber is LH, younger and much less expensive so id rather have him.


Frazier is more athletic than Schwarber and a probably will be better fielder and pure hitter than him ... though Schwarber obviously has more power  





You're comparing Schwarber to Stanton and would rather have him? When is the last time Schwarber hit 59/130, 39/100? Stanton is a much better fielder also.




Again ... What Yankee fan gives a **** what Stanton did in 2017 while playing for the Cubs ????


Schwarber hit 38 just last year and Gina hit 3 for the Yankees !



  





Another genius....


When did Stanton play for the Cubs?

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