Clint Frazier is a senior baseball slugger who has signed to play at Georgia. After the past week, any odds of that actually happening may be diminishing rapidly.
As noted by USA Today, Frazier began the season on the kind of tear that can move a prospect rapidly up the draft boards. Already considered the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2013, Frazier opened his senior campaign with six home runs in his first seven games. One of them, as captured above, was a true bomb, flying over the center field fence, over the adjacent road and eventually landing halfway up the tree line across the street, according to one videographer.
Those homers are consistent with Frazier's career at Loganville. Despite being just 12 games into his senior campaign, Frazier has already nearly doubled the school's prior career home run record, a mark which just happens to have been set by MLB outfielder Brandon Moss.
Frazier has helped keep his Loganville (Ga.) High squad hot ever since that early homer binge, leading the Red Devils to an 11-1 record.
Normally, all of these indications would be great news for Georgia fans. Instead, in the strange world of baseball recruiting, this surge probably all but guarantees that the power hitting outfielder won’t ever put on a Georgia uniform.
The teen, who has already outdueled fellow top prep prospect Austin Meadows, is widely recognized as one of the top two overall prep baseball players.
Loganville senior Clint Frazier, who could be at a professional park near you soon — Jonathon Dawson photo
That status -- not to mention Frazier’s 6-foot-1, 190-pound power-packed frame -- all but guarantee that Frazier will be a first round pick. Depending on who is making the selection, Frazier could very well end up in the top-10 picks.
All of which just means that you could be seeing the swing you see above in an MLB park much sooner rather than later. Hear that, Georgia prep baseball fans? Enjoy Frazier while you can.
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