The New York Mets have finally landed the infielder they've sought all offseason.
Previous year with the Sox and Yankees he slashed.213/.344/.772 with 27 home runs and overall 3.0 fWAR player.
Frazier isn't exactly coming off the best season of his career.
A steady player on defense during his entire career, Frazier has played in the All-Star Game twice and will be 32 next week. In 2015, he hit.255 and belted 79 extra-base hits for a.498 slugging percentage. In 81 games, the White Sox slugger only managed to hit 16 home runs while driving in just 44 runs, and hitting a paltry.207. He drew a lot of walks past year, but at a very high rate.
Todd Frazier will be heading crosstown to join the rival Mets. His home run numbers could reasonably be around 25-30.
Was 2016 a fluke, or will the Rangers be getting a good reliever, likely on the cheap? While Bruce and Frazier aren't big difference-makers, give the front office credit for taking advantage of the market and at least spending wisely. Frazier did manage to hit a total of 56 home runs in his one-plus seasons with the White Sox, but the third baseman produced a batting average of just.220.
That leaves Mike Moustakas out there still seeking a home. He might not be a Gold Glover but he is very reliable at third base.