Cleveland Indians minor-league OF Clint Frazier turned some heads in baseball with his Rookie League performance in 2013 after being drafted fifth overall, but his 2014 season has largely been up-and-down, in terms of production, at Low-A Lake County. But he was named the Tribe’s Minor League Player of the Week today, and seems to be on the upswing:
2013 1st rounder @ClintFrazierr named Tribe MiL POTW. Hit .444 over recent 11-game hit streak, including a 5-5, 2-HR effort on 7/11 vs. GL.
— Cleveland Indians (@tribeinsider) July 23, 2014
Frazier is a 19-year-old outfielder drafted out of high school, so he’s a ways away from being a finished product. But scouts are already raving about his bat speed, and is wildly considered to be one of the Indians top-five prospects, if not its number two prospect (behind SS Francisco Lindor). Frazier had a slow start to the season, but in 83 games with the Lake County Captains he’s had 10 home runs, 11 doubles and a .345 OBP.
You can get a look at Frazier’s power in action here: