Former Yankees Prospect Flop Clint Frazier Signs in Unlikely Location

He finished his beleaguered New York Yankees career batting .186 in his final season there in 2021 and now, after a couple of unsuccessful stints on both the North and South sides of Chicago, outfielder Clint Frazier has decided to take his talents to the Charleston Dirty Birds of the independent Atlantic League. 

The 29-year-old was unable to catch on with a major league team this spring and so now will get a chance to continue his career as a "Dirty Bird."

Frazier was selected fifth overall in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by Cleveland, and was a high-end prospect in the sport for years. But he was never able to live up to those expectations after he was acquired by the New York Yankees in a big trade deadline deal in 2016.  

His best year in Pinstripes was the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when he slashed .267/.394/.511 with eight home runs for an OPS+ of a stunning 150. But 2021 was a disaster, due to both performance and multiple concussions, and he was run out of town after that season. 

Frazier had a short stints with the Chicago Cubs and White Sox in the past two seasons, but hovered around the Mendoza line both years with no home runs in 52 total games.

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