Around the Farm: August 21, 2014 (8.22.14)

30 Aug

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.

Note that the Arizona League game was postponed due to rain.

Clint Frazier (CF, Lake County): 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SF

If Frazier’s on-the-field performance was all that mattered in 2014, then there would be plenty of issues for the 19-year-old. One would be his 148 strikeouts in 110 games; even though power hitters tend to have more strikeouts, that high level of swing-and-miss makes it harder for a player’s power to come through in games. Plus, with a .147 isolated power that is more decent than above-average, Frazier’s power is not consistently showing up in 2014. Finally, though Frazier owns a solid .346 on-base percentage, it is being propped up a bit by his elevated .373 BABIP. But luckily, it is all about the big picture for Frazier. In his first full professional season, he has more than kept his head above water right out of high school in a full season league. Frazier will need to make adjustments based off of this season in the years ahead, and while those stats will ultimately matter, the ones from his 2014 Low-A season probably will not. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, August 22, 2014

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