Adam Frazier would make perfect sense for the Chicago White Sox this season.
The White Sox saw enough of Adam Frazier in their two-game mini-series against the Pirates. Frazier killed the Sox going 1-for-3 in the first game with an RBI, walk, and two runs scored. In the second game, he was 2-for-5 with a home run.
Frazier is a perfect replacement for Nick Madrigal. Like Madrigal, he hits for contact and puts the ball in play. This season Frazier is hitting .330 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, and a .860 OPS. These numbers were good enough to earn him a trip to his first All-Star Game. He started at second base for the National League. Adam Frazier had one hit in two at-bats in the Midsummer Classic.
Like Escobar, Frazier would plug a hole at second base. Unlike Escobar, Frazier has years left on his contract making his price tag a little higher. The Pirates are cellar-dwellers so they may be inclined to trade him and speed up their rebuild. The problem is that they want a big return for Frazier that would require the White Sox to give up someone such as Garrett Crochet. A talented young arm like Crochet probably isn’t worth it especially considering that Nick Madrigal will be returning next season.
If the White Sox wants to go all-in on the World Series in 2021, then Frazier is a perfect player to add. But if the goal is for sustained excellence like Rick Hahn has mentioned on numerous occasions, then overpaying for a player that just made his first All-Star team probably isn’t a recipe for success.