Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Player Profiles : Giancarlo Stanton and Clint Frazier

The Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton this winter and expectations can’t be higher for the Bronx Bombers. Stanton is the reigning MVP of the National League. He belted 59 home runs in 2017. The last time the Yankees traded for a reigning MVP they acquired Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod would win two more MVP awards with the Yankees, a World Series and have over 300 homers with the team. Stanton who is a right fielder may not play right field much because of Aaron Judge. Stanton will likely DH, and spend time in both left and right field. This should hopefully allow Stanton to stay healthy. The trio of Stanton, Judge and Gary Sanchez could be one of the best in baseball history.

Clint Frazier who was one of the big pieces in the Andrew Miller trade with Cleveland. He has become the forgotten man in the Bronx and after a brief stint with the Yankees has something to prove. Frazier still is a raw player but has been working hard to prove his doubters wrong. The problem for Frazier is he may have a hard time finding at bats this season in a very crowded outfield. Frazier can play all three outfield positions but it does not make sense for the Yankees to give a young player with star potential at bats every 4 days. Frazier baring an injury will most likely spend a lot of time in the Minors this season as he is blocked by Stanton, Judge, Hicks, Gardner and Ellsbury.

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