Clint Frazier never had a chance to force his way into Aaron Boone's plans during the early part of this season, like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have, due to a concussion suffered in spring training.
While Frazier was out, he watched outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Hicks then replacement Billy McKinney all go down with injuries. During the injury crisis, especially when Hicks landed on the DL, Frazier would have likely been called up and who knows what he would have done if given the chance, like Torres and Andujar have shown.
Frazier suffered a concussion making a catch in a Grapefruit League game on Feb. 24. Due to its severity, Frazier has needed to take his time to get back into running on treadmills and baseball activity.
Frazier returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on May 1 and went 0-4. Since? He has been heating up.
Over his last ten games, Frazier is 14-38 (.368) with three doubles, two triples, two home runs, three RBI and seven runs scored. He'll aim to keep this hot streak going as he awaits a chance to present itself in the Yankees outfield.
The 23-year-old Frazier hit .231 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 39 major league games last year.