Clint Frazier takes shot at Yankees ahead of weekend series against Cubs

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May 28, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) reacts during an at bat against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

There may not be a more disappointing New York Yankees prospect than Clint Frazier, who was once expected to be a staple in the outfield after joining the team in 2017.

Frazier faced his fair share of adversity, dealing with vertigo and migraines after suffering a concussion early in his career. During the 2019 season, Clint showed signs of life, hitting .267 with 12 homers and 38 RBIs. General manager Brian Cashman finally believed he could be an everyday outfielder, but his production quickly fell off in 2020, and he failed to replicate his performance in 2021, seeing his average drop to .186.

Frazier is on the Cubs, but he’s still struggling to find his groove:

The Yankees elected to let Frazier go after the 2021 campaign, where he made his way to the Chicago Cubs, looking for another opportunity at glory.

‘‘I like it here,’’ Frazier said of Chicago, per the Chicago Sun Times. ‘‘Certainly don’t miss some of the things over there. And I’m really enjoying the way that this clubhouse has maneuvered. It seems like there’s a lot of guys in here that are just accepting of everyone. And it’s been really good for me.

Frazier had some tough words regarding the Yankees and how they built their team. The Cubs have allowed him to be himself and a unique player, but that still hasn’t helped him elevate his quality of play.

“You had to be a cookie-cutter version to be on that team,” he continued of the Yankees. “If not, then you were like a really bad distraction, it seemed like. So I don’t miss being told how I had to look for the last five years.”

This season, Frazier has played in 19 games, hitting .216 with zero homers and one RBI. By all accounts, he’s playing far worse than he ever did with the Yankees aside from the 2021 season. It is interesting that Frazier is making these claims ahead of the team’s series over the weekend.

In the same breath, Clint made a plea to management to give him more opportunities and reps at the big league level.