There are many ways for players to stay motivated heading into a new season.
For new White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, he keeps old school and within the family.
Frazier described to CSN's Siera Santos his preseason tradition with his older brothers where he writes out his goals for the year on a piece of paper and sends them the note through the mail to hold on to until the end of the season.
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"I always set my goals really high," Frazier told CSN. "I always do them basically the first week before games start. I have a little thing I do with my two older brothers where I send them a paper in the mail saying what I'm trying to get whether it's runs scored, RBIs, home runs, and I try to meet those expectations.
"Whether they put it on their fridge or leave it in the envelope and shove it in a drawer, it doesn't matter to me. But when we look at it when the year is done, sometimes I even forget what I wrote down there. It's like 'Oh man, you had three more RBI than you thought.' Like last year, I had more home runs than I expected so we need to make that goal a little higher. It's cool for them because then like a month before the season ends it's like 'Alright man, come on. You need this many before the season ends.' It makes me want to build and be a better athlete as the season goes on."
Check out the rest of the exclusive interview in the video above.
Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.
Eloy Jimenez hit his eighth home run of the season in a 7-3 loss. Zack Collins and Matt Rose each had a hit, a walk and a run scored. Ian Clarkin gave up five runs and walked five in his five innings. Seby Zavala, who leads the Southern League with 10 homers, went on the disabled list with a wrist injury.
Jordan Stephens had a good second outing at the Triple-A level, allowing just one earned run in his 6.1 innings. He allowed five hits and walked two, striking out four batters. In his two starts with Charlotte, he's got a 2.19 ERA with three earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings. Charlie Tilson doubled in the 12-6 win. Thyago Vieira gave up two runs in his lone inning of work, and his ERA stands at 5.85 on the season.
Class A Winston-Salem
The bats seem to have gone a tad cold for the Dash, who suffered a 4-1 loss. The top five hitters in the lineup — Joel Booker, Alex Call, Blake Rutherford, Micker Adolfo and Gavin Sheets — combined to go 2-for-18.
Class A Kannapolis
Lincoln Henzman gave up four earned runs in five innings, allowing a pair of home runs. Luis Gonzalez and Evan Skoug each had a hit in a 5-3 loss.
Manny Machado to the White Sox?? It's been the dream for many White Sox fans for months.
With Machado in town to the play the White Sox, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the White Sox chances of signing the soon-to-be-free agent.
Garfien also talks with Nicky Delmonico who played with Machado and fellow free agent to be Bryce Harper on the U.S.A. 18-under national team.
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