The current expectation for Frazier is that he'll work his way up to the majors in 2017, possibly in the first half of the season. Frazier has shown considerable upside at the plate, particularly in terms of power, but has repeatedly struggled with strikeouts. Because of this, he'll have to prove capable of hitting at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before making his debut in the show. Across 25 games with New York's Triple-A affiliate in 2016, Frazier hit just .228 and posted a 28.6 percent K-rate.
Frazier (hamstring) was activated from the 7-day DL and is in the lineup Monday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Chad Jennings of The Journal News reports.
Frazier had been inactive for the last week while tending to the hamstring injury, but he'll get back on the field for the Triple-A squad's regular season finale and be a mainstay in the lineup for the team's International League playoff run. Once Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is eliminated, Frazier could warrant consideration for a promotion to the Yankees, though this late in the season, the organization may not be inclined to do that as a means of delaying the outfielder's MLB service clock.
Frazier (hamstring) could return to action Monday, Shane Hennigan of the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Frazier has been sidelined the past week, but it appears he is on the verge of getting back on the field. Frazier has posted a .229/.282/.375 slash line over 24 games since joining Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following his midseason trade to the Yankees.
Frazier was lifted early from Saturday's contest with the ailment. Since arriving to the
Frazier, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, was regarded as one of the Tribe's top hitting prospects along with fellow outfielder Bradley Zimmer. He was recently promoted to the Triple-A level following a dominant stint earlier this season at Double-A Akron, during which he contributed a .276/.356/.469 slash line over 391 plate appearances. Assuming the Yankees fall out of the playoff picture, the 21-year-old is expected to spend the remainder of the season in the minors at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before potentially contending for a starting role in the outfield in 2017.
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