2022 Player Outlook
Frazier was a prized asset that other teams longed for, but the Yankees held on, hardly played him, and when they did, Frazier didn't do himself any favors. He slashed .186/.317/.317 in 2021 and while he has a walk rate north of 14 percent in two straight seasons, he's never had a strikeout rate lower than 27 percent. Frazier seems to be selectively overcautious, but perhaps getting out of New York is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Cubs are hoping that a change of scenery allows Frazier to tap back into the potential and skill set that once made him a prized piece of the Yankee farm system. He's far more valuable in leagues that value OBP, given his willingness to take a walk, but if the strikeouts are going to remain high, Frazier needs to start swinging more and looking to make things happen. He's a low-risk option later on in drafts if he's able to carve out a role in the Chicago offense. To begin the year, the Chicago outfield is relatively set, so Frazier will need a white-hot spring training, or an injury or two to one of the presumed regulars.