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Clint Frazier

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Outfielder Clint Frazier was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2013 amateur draft with the fifth overall pick. He soon agreed to terms with the Indians for a $3.5 million bonus and made his pro debut with the AZL Indians on June 25th, going 2-for-5 with a triple and a home run against the AZL Brewers. He hit .297/.362/.506 in 44 games that season.

In 2014, Frazier was assigned to the Lake County Captains of the Midwest League, where he hit .266/.349/.411 in 120 games. He showed good power potential with 18 doubles, 6 triples and 13 homers and also scored 70 runs. In 2015, he played 133 games for the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League, hitting .285 with 36 doubles and 16 homers, 88 runs scored and 72 RBIs. He was basically doing everything that could be expected of a first-rounder by that point, and prospect watchers took note, with Baseball America putting him at #44 on its top 100 prospect list heading into 2016, and mlb.com being even more upbeat by placing hit 27th. The Indians were flush with outfield prospects however, with Tyler Naquin breaking into the everyday line-up that season, and Bradley Zimmer poised to make his big league debut. For his part, Clint was assigned to the AA Akron Rubber Ducks, hitting .276 in 89 games, with 13 homers and 48 RBIs. On July 26th, he was promoted to the AAA Columbus Clippers, but after 5 games, he was the key player in a trade with the New York Yankees on July 31st. The Indians acquired closer Andrew Miller, in return for four players, Frazier and Ps J.P. Feyereisen, Ben Heller and Justus Sheffield.

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