Todd Frazier 2013 Outlook
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:38 PM
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Todd Frazier is "penciled in as our third baseman next year."
It's hardly a surprising declaration, as Scott Rolen is a free agent and reportedly leaning towards retirement, clearing the way for Frazier to take over at the hot corner. Jocketty did use the caveat "right now" when discussing Frazier and third base, perhaps leaving the door open for him to be moved to left field should they find another third baseman. That seems unlikely, though. Source: Reds.mlb.com Nov. 19 - 12:36 pm et
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:13 PM
Edited by damana, 19 November 2012 - 11:18 PM.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:03 AM
14 Team PPR. One Keeper. All TDs worth six.
Bn/ Hill, Hunter, Shorts, P Thomas, LaFell
Championships: 4 Baseball, 1 Football, 1 Basketball
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:27 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM
I dealt him in a package recently, I have just been burned too much over the last several years by the "this guy hit 17 HR in sub 400 at bats" imagine what he will do with 550 at bats now that he has a full time job approach. Its good, it just hasnt been good to me lately, of course he will be the guy who breaks out and hits 30HR.
I can understand that hesitancy about a young unproven, that burn has happened to all of us and it always hurts, but like dzemens said if can get him a bit later in the draft (and really have a hard time projecting where he'll go, ideas anyone?) love his prospects. Might look for some kind of 3b insurance late in the draft if anyone remotely decent is available or look to swing a deal early in the year to solidify the position just in case but really like this kid too. Could see him getting off to a slow start so patience might be required, or if don't already own might be able to buy him cheap right before the summer humidity rolls into GABP.
Edited by MeisterT, 27 November 2012 - 12:53 PM.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:31 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:52 PM
Chances are you will be able to find someone on waivers next year who will put up similar production.... just like you picked up Todd Frazier from waivers. Guys who hit 15-22 with a 270 average DO grow on trees in 12 team or less mixed.
Nice player. Just not excited about him.
-Buy high, sell low, keep em guessing.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:51 PM
I agree, if he were still around late in a draft or late in the auction and I could get him at a cheap price, sure absolutely I would take him. But for me, I had him for $4, the other owner asked for him in a deal and I didnt hesitate, he was borderline as one of my keepers, kind of leaning towards not keeping him at $4 and thinking getting him back at around that price ($130 cap 13 mixed roto).
I'm in the same boat as you. Trying to work out a trade now that will let me throw Frazier back as I think he is overvalued at 8 bucks in my league. If the trade falls through I really have no idea what I'm going to do. Ah, the things that keep us up at night!
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:26 AM
If one area that might see improvement could be his HR/FB%. He was down over 8% from 2011. Which in turn could lead to him being able to keep a similar SLG from last year.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:21 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:36 PM
Do you guys think he's capable of .275 avg with 25-30 HR and 80-90 RBI with fulltime ABs?
I think he will get at least 22 to 25 homers and I'm not sure about the rbis it depends on where he is in that lineup. Last year I think he hit mostly sixth and seventh.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:52 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:14 AM
Projecting the lineup...
I would assume so, but you never know with dusty maybe he puts cozart in the top of the lineup too.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:05 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:31 PM
But he's a 2nd year player coming off a .265 season and a poor September....if he suffers a slow start, will Dusty sit him? Reminds me of Lucas Duda at this time last year....without Duda's solid BB rate. With that said, he might carry a bit more risk than we'd like. (But I'm generally a pessimist, so take it for what it is.)
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:26 AM
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray
SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:37 AM
5. Ludwick/Bruce (switch vs. LHP/RHP)
Each hitter in that lineup has some sort of skill set. There are no throw away outs in that lineup at all. I really like Frazier this year he is in a very good spot to succeed and have a good amount of RBI/Run scoring opportunities with the talent surrounding him.