The 2015 Arizona Fall League continues. One of the hottest hitters currently is Cleveland Indians outfielder Clint Frazier, hitting .424/.486/.667 through 10 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions. William Boor at MinorLeagueBaseball.com pointed this out yesterday along with some interesting quotes from Frazier himself.
"It started with my timing, my timing was off in Lynchburg the first half," Frazier said. "I messed around with a timing mechanism and had to reevaluate what I had to do the second half and build an approach along with that. I'm trying to stay up the middle, to the big part of the field and make sure that I'm on time every single time to the plate."
It should be noted that Carolina League sources were very impressed with Frazier's work ethic and dedication to improving all aspects of his play over the summer. He had a terrific second half and it looks like the result of real adjustments, not just a random fluke. My take is that Frazier will continue to play excellently in 2016 in Double-A and could even see the majors late in the season.
Other strong performers from the AFL so far:
***New York Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez has knocked five homers already, leading the league in round-trippers while hitting .457/.459/.903 to this point. I can't find his defensive numbers; if you have them, speak up.
***New York Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith is hitting .542 with seven walks in seven games.
***San Francisco Giants infielder Christian Arroyo sits at .440/.464/.720 so far.
***Milwaukee Brewers prospect Brett Phillips is hitting .318 with two doubles, a triple, and five walks.