Quotes and Reactions from the Yankees Town Hall Meeting

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Clint Frazier

If you follow Frazier on social media, (and why wouldn’t you?), then you already know this guy isn’t afraid to let it all hang out. So when the former Cleveland Indians farm hand got his turn on the mic, he didn’t disappoint.

Frazier said the reason he struggled so mightily at Triple-A Scranton (.228/.278/.396 in 25 games while striking out 30 times and hitting just three home runs in 101 at-bats) after being acquired by the Yankees was because he put an immense amount of pressure on himself.

"“I got a lot of attention with Cleveland, but that ultimately just grew times 10 I felt when I came over here. I went from trying to fill Clint Frazier’s shoes to trying to fill Andrew Miller‘s shoes. … The guy (Miller) did what he did because he’s one of the best pitchers in the game. To try to live up to the hype that he had because I was traded for him was hard. He went out there and did what he did and I struggled, and I think for the first time in my life I was humbled to a maximum tee. I needed that. I needed to get off cloud nine and realize that there are things I need to work on. I’m glad that a guy like Andrew is who I got traded for, so I need to continue to work everyday.”"

In regards to when he thinks he should get a big league call-up, Frazier responded:

"“I think if I perform, I’ll be in the right spot. I’m not the general manager. I can’t call myself up. But I think everything is going to fall into place the way it should be.”"

Frazier also made light of the fact that he’ll soon have to trim his flowing red locks to adhere to club policy.

"“We’ll see how long I can get it before I have to do it again.”"

When asked about the type of reception he and his young teammates should expect once they’ve all burst onto the scene:

"“It’s going to be common for people to not like us.”"