CLEVELAND -- Now 20 games in, Todd Frazier has shown increasing levels of frustration as his slump continues.
Over the last few games, the White Sox third baseman has slammed his bat down in anger and yelled at himself in the middle of at-bats. Frazier is hitting .108/.221/.311 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last 86 plate appearances.
“If you’re fighting yourself going up there, it doesn’t take much to miss,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “That’s the biggest thing. You get a frustration level, and you can see it when he’ll swing at a pitch and yell at home plate. That’s a guy that knows he’s missing pitches. In your head, you can think I should have hit that pitch. You’re getting a pitch you know you can hit, and you’re not doing it. There’s a combination of the mechanical stuff and the mental stuff. The mental stuff, those guys, mentally you can get out of it first and it can help the mechanics and the physical part.”