Yankees’ Clint Frazier poised for breakout season

Every season invites a few Yankees breakout performances. We’ve circled three names to keep an eye on.

At this time last year, Fernando Tatis Jr. was a second-generation big leaguer with exceptional yet unrefined talent.

Since then, Tatis became the most exciting player in baseball; Arozarena put together perhaps the greatest individual postseason-hitting performance ever; Yastrzemski had the second-most WAR among outfielders, behind only Mookie Betts.

A lot can happen in a year’s time. As spring training gets underway, let’s take a look at the position players UFABET who could be this season’s Tatis, Arozarena and Yastrzemski.

Clint Frazier, OF, New York Yankees

After years of waiting, Clint Frazier is finally going to be the Yankees’ starting left fielder, with Aaron Boone saying last week that Frazier “has earned his place.” No longer fighting for a roster spot or regular playing time, this is the season that Frazier shows why he’s long been such an exciting prospect.

You can see Frazier pick up his leg to just below knee height and hover there before transferring his weight through the center-cut fastball at the point of contact. 

But because of all the moving parts in this intricate tango, his load wasn’t always in sync with his partner. 

It didn’t work that way in the majors. As concussion symptoms derailed much of his next two seasons, his primary focus was survival—staying on the field and remaining in the big leagues—instead of correcting his noisy plate mechanics, which curbed his development.