Clint Frazier is the ninth-best outfield prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com.
Frazier, 22, was acquired by the Yankees last July in the deal that sent Andrew Miller to the Indians.
"Yanks fans will get to see the real Frazier in 2017, the one with as much bat speed as any prospect in the game.
writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. "If he rediscovers his approach, he'll hit the Bronx this season."
Frazier hit just .228 with a .278 OBP and .396 SLG with three HR in 25 games after joining Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He admitted after the season that he put too much pressure on himself after getting traded.
Frazier's hype comes from a combination of his skills and his persona, which is often displayed on social media channels.
Frazier admitted to pressing when he arrived in Scranton, which was also his first taste of Triple-A pitching, and both circumstances likely affected his numbers after the trade. Frazier will have a fresh start this season and I suspect he will provide the production expected of his pedigree.
When it comes down to it, Frazier is going to need to impress on the field to force his way into the big leagues this season.
There is always the chance that one of the current major league outfielders is traded, suffers an injury or performs poorly. But unless Frazier demonstrates he can handle his current level, he might have to wait his turn as the organization has significant outfield depth.