Clint Frazier
Clint Frazier (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

As we inch closer to the return of Giancarlo Stanton, there are some problems Aaron Boone and the Yankees have to address. One of them is where Clint Frazier is going to get his at-bats. I can answer this for them, Stanton sits, and Clint plays.

Since being called up on August 11th, Frazier is batting .270 with five homers and 19 RBIs, and his OPS currently sits at 900. Red Thunder has been carrying this team with Luke Voit and DJ LeMahieu, while Aaron Judge and Stanton spend their typical month or two on the IL.

Clint Frazier’s Improvements

Frazier has vastly improved his fielding from years past. He’s only committed one error thus far in 2020. It’s not like he’s struggling to track the ball and is getting lucky no Clint has turned his defense into a strength. Last year, Frazier’s Defensive Runs Saved was a minus eight this season, he is a plus four

Mr. Glass

Now Mr.Glass A.K.A. Stanton has missed 176 games in the past two seasons. Stanton always finds his way to the IL, Stanton, and the IL are like peanut butter and jelly. Not to mention his climbing strikeout rate. With guys like Blake Snell, Tyler Glasnow, and Chris Sale in your division, players tend to strike out a lot. But when paid $325 million, it’s unacceptable to strikeout in the big moments time and time again.

It’s not a smart move to put Frazier back on the bench when Stanton comes back. There is a legitimate battle for the starting spot. Frazier has done more than enough to get the chance. Frazier always finds himself proving his worth to the Yankees front office, and he always passes the test. It’s time for Clint to get the chance he deserves. Stanton better play like an MVP or go away.