Frazier, who said in the middle of the year that he would like to be referred to as Jackson Frazier (his middle name), failed to live up to the hype and between constant injuries and an inability to produce on the field, the Yankees ended up releasing him leading up to the 2022 campaign.
He got another chance with the Chicago Cubs in 2022, signing a one-year $1.5 million major league contract with them.
He had surgery for appendicitis and went on the injured list in April.
In 45 plate appearances for Chicago, Frazier hit .216 with no home runs and was designated for assignment on June 10.
He ended up accepting a minor-league assignment with the Iowa Cubs, but elected free agency on October 6, 2022.
Trying To Relaunch His Career
Frazier is now about to play in the most prestigious Caribbean Winter League, in the Dominican Republic, with Toros del Este.
Anunciamos la contratación del OF Clint Jackson Frazier con el conjunto taurino. Frazier ha militado en MLB con Yankees y Cubs. pic.twitter.com/pdHcJrkAAz
— Toros Del Este (@TorosdelEste) November 7, 2022
The Dominican League is often very competitive and could help Frazier relaunch his stagnant career.
He is still 28 and, theoretically, in the prime of his physical abilities.
All he needs is health and discipline to earn another shot at the MLB level.
Of course, an explosive showing in the Dominican Republic will only help him, too.
His best season came in the pandemic year, 2020, with the Yankees, when he slashed .267/.394/.511 with an incredible 150 wRC+ (50 percent better than his peers).
He is unlikely to return to that level, but he has the potential to be an average MLB hitter if given the chance and, of course, with good health.