RailRiders' Frazier shows power, patience

Yankees No. 2 prospect homers, doubles, works two walks in rout

Clint Frazier is 5-for-16 (.313) with two homers and four RBIs in his last four games. (Andy Grosh/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan / MiLB.com | May 3, 2017 11:35 PM ET

Last month, Clint Frazier tweeted "live humble, swing big." On Wednesday, that's pretty much what he did.

The Yankees' No. 2 prospect ripped a solo homer and an RBI double and worked a pair of walks to help Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roll to a 13-0 thumping of Lehigh Valley at Coca-Cola Park.

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Two games after belting his third long ball of the season, Frazier stepped up to the plate to lead off the second inning. MLB.com's No. 21 overall prospect drilled a 1-0 offering from Cesar Ramos over the right field fence to put the RailRiders ahead for good, 1-0.

Video: Frazier clears the fences for RailRiders

Frazier sparked a five-run eighth as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre sent 11 batters to the plate. The 22-year-old ripped an RBI double to center for the first run of the big inning and boosted his slugging percentage to .471 in 23 games.

Along with the power, the 2013 first-round pick didn't hesitate to take a walk. He reached on five pitches in the third and drew a four-pitch free pass in the fourth for his third multi-walk game of the season. He's raised his batting average 19 points over the last four games to .235 and has a .333 on-base percentage.

The bottom four in the RailRiders lineup contributed big as Mason Williams, Cito Culver, Mark Payton and Billy Fleming combined for eight hits and 10 RBIs. Culver left the yard twice, giving him five homers in his last six games.

Video: Culver slugs second homer for RailRiders

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Daniel Camarena (3-0) won his third straight start since a promotion from Double-A Trenton. The 23-year-old southpaw allowed three hits and two walks over six innings, striking out five and lowering his International League ERA to 0.98. 

In the second game of a rehab assignment, Yankees backstop Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 and caught seven innings.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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