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September 20, 2013

Notes from the Field

AZL Scouting Notes, Part One

by Jason Cole


Earlier this summer, I spent a couple weeks in the Arizona desert, watching some of the newest additions to baseball’s professional ranks. The rookie Arizona League provides some of my favorite scouting every year, as I’m able to see young players make their transition to the next level. There are always top draft picks––and with the earlier signing deadline imposed last year, those are in abundance––but I still enjoy looking for the sleeper pop-up prospects often found at the complex level.

While the Arizona League wasn’t quite as loaded in 2013 as it was the previous year, there was still plenty of talent to go around, spread almost evenly between the valley’s 13 teams. I’ll be highlighting a number of players who caught my eye this summer, starting with the first eight today followed by another batch on Tuesday.

Clint Frazier | OF | AZL Indians
DOB: 09/06/1994
Height/Weight: 6’1”, 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Acquired: 1st round (no. 5), 2013, Loganville HS (Loganville, GA)
Result: 4 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K
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I got just a quick one-game look at Frazier, and I plan on writing something more substantial on him from instructional league. Not sure he’s as tall as his 6’1

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