Three years before Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney were Yankees, they toured NY together
While it's not quite the romantic reunion of "The Notebook," the Yankees' recent prospect hauls of the past few weeks have resulted in one trio of friends getting back together. With Aaron Judge already in the system, the Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller trades brought in outfield prospect Billy McKinney and red-headed outfielder Clint Frazier. That trio all hung out together on Draft Day in 2013 when the three, along with a handful of other prospects like J.P. Crawford and Tim Anderson, got a grand tour of New York and Yankee Stadium.
Frazier and McKinney hung out atop a tour bus. Hopefully it was a "Sex and the City" tour.
And they hung out in the Yankees dugout:
Frazier and Judge spent some time in Monument Park, with no idea if they would ever be playing for the Yankees, much less making a Monument Park-worthy impact:
They even got a sneak preview of the clubhouse -- a few years before they're likely to make it a home for themselves. As Frazier then told MLB.com's Mark Newman after gazing at the lockers of players like Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira: "This makes me want to get drafted even more and make it to the Majors as fast as I can," Frazier said. "I thought we had a nice locker room at our high school."
When the trip was over, all three had gone in the first round and all three were in different uniforms.