Todd Frazier signs with the Mets for 2 years, $17 million

Todd Frazier singles against the Houston Astros. Mandatory Credit Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Frazier singles against the Houston Astros. Mandatory Credit Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Frazier (31) spent last season in Chicago with the White Sox and across town in the Bronx with the Yankees. This will help their lineup become more of a threat in 2018. For his career, Todd Frazier has a career batting average of.245, with 175 home runs, and 498 runs batted in. However, he would set a career-low in hitting with a.225 average in a 158 games. Chris Carter led the National League in home runs (41) in 2016 and was out of a job last season by mid-July.

He hit.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI a year ago, a season where he was traded near the deadline from the White Sox to the Yankees. 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 also has 30 defensive runs saved at third base in his career with a.965 fielding percentage. It is not groundbreaking or incredible, but they are getting a fairly good player. The one thing propping up his offensive value previous year was that his walk rate spiked as he drew 83 walks, giving him a career-best.344 OBP. While he comes with one gleaming credential - 38 home runs - it's worth noting that the Royals ranked just 23rd in the majors in WAR at third base last season. He can still draw a solid number of walks but probably not at a almost 15% clip. However, his 27 home runs and.772 OPS were more than respectable.

Frazier was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the 34th pick in the 2007 MLB Draft. This is something that has been boasted about him on every team he has played with.

Popular with any team he has played on, Frazier has drawn cheers everywhere from the locals when playing around NY.

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