The White Sox and Todd Frazier avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a one-year, $12MM contract, per FanRag’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). The CAA client is headed into his final season before reaching free agency and picks up a nice raise over last year’s $8.25MM payday.
The 30-year-old Frazier’s 2016 season was somewhat of a mixed bag, as he clubbed a career-best 40 homers but also posted career-lows in batting average (.225) and on-base percentage (.302). Frazier’s strikeout rate jumped more than four percent, which certainly played a role in his diminished rate stats. Overall, hit .225/.302/.464 and played in at least 150 games for the fourth straight season. He’d been projected to earn $13.5MM by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.
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Good defense and elite power for $12M at 3B, shame he wont be able to help the current team he’s on in 2017, at all.
Can we get some trades up in here???
To the Giants
Maybe some value at trade deadline? Prospects are much more valuable in today’s market vs escalating veterans salaries
Yes and Quintana 39mil for 4yrs control is probably worth 100mil over that same time if he wasn’t locked in. Little surprised no one has stepped up w/major legit multi-tool position player headliner that would allow Hahn to accept. Meadows better be all that and not next overhyped Corey Patterson if Pirates let him slip away. Also, good to see Rays insisting on Bregman if they want Archer. So called elite hitting prospects sure tough to pry away even with cheap TOR arms.
the sox could get the best farm in the mlb if they traded Frazier, Q, D-Rob and melky
Could have best farm by trading 2 of those 4
If Moncada can fast track like Bryant did & Abreu stays put, Fraziers overall #’s should improve before the trade deadline. The 12 won’t be an albatros then.
Real question here, what’s the difference between todd and Chris Carter ?
OBP & leaving RISP on base left something to be desired last year but the power numbers, glovework & leadership was fantastic.Wish we weren’t in a rebuild would love to see Frazier finish his career on SouthSide. Going straight from 4 years of Ventura/underachieving roster straight to a rebuild is aggravating. A top tier manager gets those teams to playoffs in a diluted AL Central