Matt Fraizer Sets a Goal to Follow Being the 2021 Pirates Minor League Player of the Year

BRADENTON, Fla. - Matt Fraizer wants to get to 20/20 in 2022.

"That’s one of my goals this year for sure," said Fraizer.

The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2021 Player of the Year is coming off a breakout season where he hit 23 home runs between High-A and Double-A, with a combined .939 OPS. He stole 15 bases, falling shy of his goal. If the Pirates get anything close to Fraizer's performance in the upper levels, it would have to be seen as a win.

As to whether the outfield prospect can repeat the performance, Pirates' hitting coordinator Jonny Tucker said the organization is trying to reassure Fraizer that the results from 2021 were the real deal.

"Much of the messaging we gave to him was have belief in yourself that this was not a fluke," said Tucker. "What we’ve been trying to do as an...

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