When the nickname ‘Red Thunder’ is mentioned, only one other name comes to mind and that would be the amazing top baseballer, Clint Frazier, who plies his trade with the New York Yankees of the Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder. His career has recorded awesome times which has thrilled fans and made his team truly happy and from the obvious statistics, greater heights still await the player.
Clint Frazier’s Biography, Age
Clint Jackson Frazier was born on the 6th day of September 1994, in Loganville, Georgia, Decatur precisely. His father, Mark Frazier was a salesman while his mother, Kim was a preschool teacher. Mark and Kim have only two children, thereby making Clint an only son as his only other sibling is his older sister. The Frazier’s are of Scottish ancestry and are practicing Christians.
The popularly known baseball player attended Loganville High School where he put his love for baseball to practice with the school team. In 2012, Clint won the Jackie Robison award – an award given to the Perfect Game National Player of the year. He finished high school with very good scores including a .485 batting average, .561 on-base percentage, 1.134 sluggish percentage, 17 home runs, 45 runs batted in (RBIs) and 56 runs scored. Following the awesome stats, he was named National Baseball Player of the Year by Gatorade, an American manufacturer of sports-themed beverage and food products.
After high school, he went further to the University of Georgia on a scholarship as a baseball player and went with the Georgia Bulldogs but soon left the team to take up a deal with the Cleaveland Indians which came with a $3.5 million signing bonus. He was the fifth overall selection of the 2013 draft. The Indians signed him to the Arizona Indians of the rookie level, Arizona league where he made his first professional appearance in a debut where he hit a home run and a triple.
Between 2014 and 2015, Clint Frazier played for Lake County Captains of the class A Midwest league where he batted .266 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs in 120 games. He played for Lynchburg Hilcats and compiled a .285 batting average with 16 home runs and 72 RBIs in 133 games.
Following his excellent performance in the 2016 season when he played with the Akron Rubberducks of the Class AA Eastern League, he was soon promoted to the Columbus Clippers Class AAA International League in July of the same year. In the same month, Clint was traded alongside three other players to the New York Yankees in exchange for Andrew Miller.
July 2017 saw him gain promotion to the major leagues where he has only recorded excellent stats after changing his jersey number to No. 77 from No. 30. He had an oblique strain and was on the disabled list for 10 days before he was reactivated in May the following year. He became the number one ranked prospect after he was traded.
Clint Frazier has shown a level of kindness to the world in his little way. Some time back, news filtered through about a fatal accident involving five people who got their SUV crashed by a trailer while their driver was distracted with nude photos on his phone. When Clint heard about it, he took interest in Emily Clark, one of the people involved in the accident. He paid a condolence visit to the parents and boyfriend of the dead lady.
Many wondered why Clint chose her out of the five people involved in the accident. It was later discovered that he had an ‘Emily’ in his life. Emily Rutledge was a teen who lost her biological brother in a Thanksgiving weekend car accident in 2015 and Clint Frazier had become a surrogate brother to her; so the name held a special place in his heart, hence, his condolence visit to Emily Clark.
Clint Frazier’s Family and Girlfriend
Clint Frazier’s mother, Kim had played a huge role in bringing up her child in tandem with what she believed was the full meaning of the acronym JOY; Jesus first, Others second and Yourself afterward. With that, she taught her children to live their lives for others. Clint has certainly demonstrated this with his empathic nature and his little acts of kindness.
He had to cut his hair when he joined the Yankees to enable him to abide by their rules. He looks up to Ryan Howard, he loves the movie Good Will Hunting, he adores Will Smith and has a thing for Jenifer Aniston.
Clint’s has a girlfriend Elizabeth Faith Jewkes who was born on August 25, 1995, to parents Owen and Liz Jewkes. She holds the American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She is an athlete who is good at her game and she has four siblings one of who is named Christian and plays baseball and football at Limestone College. Elizabeth Faith currently lives with Clint and we hope to hear wedding bells soon!
Height, Weight, & Body Stats
Clint weighs about 212 lbs and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He has red hair which he used to wear long until he joined the Yankees and had to cut it off. His girlfriend, Elizabeth Faith Jewkes also has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches.