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reds44
06-07-2007, 06:19 PM
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Biographical Data
Player Name: Todd Frazier
Position: Shortstop
School: Rutgers University
School Type: Four-Year College
Academic Class: Junior
Birthdate: 2/12/86
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Report Date(s): 03/02/07-03/04/07
Game(s): Georgia Tech

Focus Area Comments
Hitting Ability: Frazier has good bat speed. His approach is a little unorthodox and he hits with a small trigger and a slight hand hitch.
Power: Frazier has plus raw power and projects to have above-average gap power as a pro.
Running Speed: He's a slightly below-average runner.
Base Running: Once underway, he's not bad and is much better going first-to-third than he is home-to-first.
Arm Strength: Frazier's arm is above-average and is plus at times.
Fielding: His hands are OK. He's got future average hands that should play at third base. He is not a shortstop long-term.
Range: His range is below-average, perhaps average at best. Frazier lacks first-step quickness to stay at short.
Physical Description: Frazier is a big and athletic infielder with some legitimate pop.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: Power potential and bloodlines.
Weaknesses: Frazier can be a little pull-oriented at the plate and he can get jumpy on the front side. He'll need to change the setup of his hands, though he is more under control in the box than he's been in the past.
Summary: Frazier was drafted three years ago, but he honored his commitment to Rutgers, following in his brothers' footsteps. He's off to a tremendous start with a .775 slugging percentage. Considering the dearth of college bats in this class, it's hard to imagine he'll last long on draft day.



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TOBTTReds
06-07-2007, 06:29 PM
Sounds like a defensive wiz ;)

Very un-WK like.

Cyclone792
06-07-2007, 06:33 PM
Frazier in 2005: .295/.392/.505/.897
Frazier in 2006: .366/.471/.599/1.070
Frazier in 2007: .377/.502/.757/1.259

In 2007, he took 62 walks in a little more than 300 plate appearances while stealing 25 bases with only five caught steals.

For his college career, he has 65 stolen bases with 14 caught steals.

crazyredfan40
06-07-2007, 06:37 PM
Where does he project in terms of hitting in the lineup...

Do you guys think he could man the 2 hole?

reds44
06-07-2007, 06:43 PM
http://www.nj.com/sportsflash/jersey/index.ssf?/base/sports-10/1181160876179690.xml&storylist=njsports
http://www.jgeoff.com/llws/

icehole3
06-07-2007, 06:46 PM
wow a power hitter who takes a walk, Im loving it. Now draft some college pitchers please.

reds44
06-07-2007, 06:48 PM
This just cracks me up.

http://www.jgeoff.com/llws/img/lineup-anim.gif

BoydsOfSummer
06-08-2007, 02:34 AM
Is the Eric Campbell in that lineup the Braves prospect, I wonder?

reds44
06-08-2007, 08:27 PM
Is the Eric Campbell in that lineup the Braves prospect, I wonder?
That Eric Campell went to high school in Indiana. It's possible he moved, but not likely.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-09-2007, 12:04 AM
I have a feeling that Frazier, Stouffer, and Waring will light up the Pioneer league. It should be pretty fun checking out the box scores this summer.

Three of the top 10 hitters in all college this year.

jesusfan
06-09-2007, 12:09 AM
Is the Eric Campbell in that lineup the Braves prospect, I wonder?

That's Eric Campesi... He is a soccer player in college at Rowan college...

OesterPoster
06-11-2007, 01:55 PM
More tidbits and another Little League photo:

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNjQmZmdi ZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcxNDgwMDQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZU VFeXk2

icehole3
06-11-2007, 05:25 PM
Height: 6'4" Weight: 220 lbs, he's in Adam Dunn territory. Great speed and power. Im liking this draft every single day of the week.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-11-2007, 07:12 PM
How about Scott Rolen?

OnBaseMachine
06-11-2007, 09:02 PM
I have a feeling that Frazier, Stouffer, and Waring will light up the Pioneer league. It should be pretty fun checking out the box scores this summer.

Three of the top 10 hitters in all college this year.

Waring could possibly be a steal. Drafted in the 7th round out of Wofford College, Waring is 6'4" and 190 pounds. He hit .401/.518/.851 this year with 42 walks and 27 homeruns (43 XBH) in 222 atbats. That's very impressive right there, especially the power numbers. And at 6'4" and 190, he still has room to grow and add more power. Nice pick by Buckley. I like all three of those guys you mentioned in your post.

OnBaseMachine
06-24-2007, 01:20 PM
26. Todd Frazier SS, Reds 1A.04 (34th)

The pride of Rutgers baseball, Frazier is a baseball rat who gets better every year. His OPS climbed from 897 as a freshman to 1070 as a sophomore and finally 1259 (.377/.502/.757) as a junior. His plate discipline and defense also improved each season, and his 25 steals in 30 attempts in 2007 was also a personal best. It's the type of growth one likes to see in a college player, though Frazier is often left out of discussions when talking about the nation's top prospects.

At 6'3" and 215 pounds, Frazier has the strength to back up his 22 homers and 24 doubles from this past season. He's shown aptitude with wooden bats before and will work hard at continuing to improve, so there's plenty to like here. Though Frazier has some speed and is a smart baserunner, his range leaves a lot to be desired. A move to second base is possible since he's sure-handed, but third base or right field might be for the best.

Obviously staying in the middle infield would be best for Frazier, but his power potential is enough to still be a useful player at third or in the outfield. He should throw in 10 or 15 stolen bases early in his career as well, making him an even better fantasy option. That Frazier strikes out (51 in 247 at-bats this year) and loads his swing somewhat uniquely mean he probably won't hit for average in the majors, but he'll wait for his pitch and hammer it when he finds one to his liking. This ranking assumes he moves at third base, and he'd rank a few spots higher if he can stay at second.

http://rotoworld.com/Content/features/column.aspx?sport=MLB&columnid=3&articleid=28387

corkedbat
06-24-2007, 01:40 PM
I'd really like to see them get this kid signed

Chi-Town Red
06-24-2007, 02:38 PM
me as well...i really want to see what the kid has

Betterread
06-24-2007, 03:08 PM
I have some high expecations for this guy. He really performed well in college and I am looking forward to watching his development (so get him signed quick, Front office!).

icehole3
06-24-2007, 03:30 PM
6-4 220 is frigging huge for a SS

Chi-Town Red
06-24-2007, 03:37 PM
6-4 220 is frigging huge for a SS yep..i cant wait to see him!:thumbup:

fearofpopvol1
06-24-2007, 06:17 PM
6-4 220 is frigging huge for a SS

It's highly unlikely he'll stay SS. He's more likely to project as a 3B.

Chi-Town Red
06-24-2007, 06:19 PM
It's highly unlikely he'll stay SS. He's more likely to project as a 3B. i could see that

OnBaseMachine
06-24-2007, 06:40 PM
I would rather they try Frazier at 2B before moving him to 3B or the outfield.

reds44
06-24-2007, 07:26 PM
6-4 220 is frigging huge for a SS
How big was A-Rod?

Rojo
06-26-2007, 09:25 PM
Its big for any infielder. I'd be tempted to speed his development and not mess around with the 2nd or 3rd if he doesn't show much aptitude.

Doc. Scott
06-27-2007, 01:03 PM
Waring could possibly be a steal. Drafted in the 7th round out of Wofford College, Waring is 6'4" and 190 pounds. He hit .401/.518/.851 this year with 42 walks and 27 homeruns (43 XBH) in 222 atbats. That's very impressive right there, especially the power numbers. And at 6'4" and 190, he still has room to grow and add more power. Nice pick by Buckley. I like all three of those guys you mentioned in your post.

Waring is struggling a bit early, although he's shown a good eye at least.

Looking forward to Frazier as well. I wonder where they'll start him out? Given the thin middle infield at Billings, I wouldn't be surprised if he begins at SS.

lollipopcurve
06-27-2007, 01:07 PM
Given the thin middle infield at Billings, I wouldn't be surprised if he begins at SS.

Cozart is a true SS. Possible they'd bump one of Frazier/Cozart all the way to Dayton, with Valaika moving to Sarasota?

fearofpopvol1
06-27-2007, 01:11 PM
To the best of my knowledge, this kid still hasn't signed yet I wouldn't jump the gun too much...

Redman15
06-27-2007, 01:11 PM
Cozart is in Dayton. He has not been cleared to play though.

BRM
06-27-2007, 01:14 PM
The Reds website is still showing Cozart as unsigned.

Redman15
06-27-2007, 01:16 PM
I think they are waiting for the Commish to sign off. Which would mean he signed for more than his slot money. I'm only guessing that's the reason.

BRM
06-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Thanks Redman!

lollipopcurve
06-27-2007, 01:20 PM
Cozart is in Dayton. He has not been cleared to play though.

Cool. Any idea why is he isn't cleared?

Red Leader
06-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Cool. Any idea why is he isn't cleared?

His contract hasn't been finalized. Can't play if you don't have a signed contract that has been approved.

OnBaseMachine
07-07-2007, 12:24 PM
BILLINGS The good news is the Cincinnati Reds have signed their supplemental first-round pick, Todd Frazier of Rutgers, and hes scheduled to join the Billings Mustangs today in Helena.

http://www.helenair.com/articles/2007/07/07/sports_top/b01070707_1.txt

HBP
07-07-2007, 01:05 PM
BILLINGS The good news is the Cincinnati Reds have signed their supplemental first-round pick, Todd Frazier of Rutgers, and hes scheduled to join the Billings Mustangs today in Helena.

http://www.helenair.com/articles/2007/07/07/sports_top/b01070707_1.txt

Good, let's see what he's got.

BigRed07
07-07-2007, 01:25 PM
I thought they would start him in Dayton with Cozart.

dougdirt
07-07-2007, 01:48 PM
Apparently the Reds don't want to promote Justin Turner, so they in turn stunt the development of Frazier.... I question the Reds ideology sometimes.

Why would you start Frazier in Billings, who has unquestionably the better bat of him and Cozart if you are going to start Cozart in Dayton? Well its because they don't want to promote Justin Turner, who has hit just fine in Dayton. Go up to Sarasota and there is Michael DeJesus who is having a decent season, although most of his ability at the plate is coming from his on base skills and not really his hitting skills. I don't know, I just dont understand it.

HokieRed
07-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Does Valaika's very tough start in Sarasota have anything to do with it?

chicoruiz
07-07-2007, 02:44 PM
Could he possibly be sent to Billings because he'll be learning a new position?

dougdirt
07-07-2007, 02:48 PM
Could he possibly be sent to Billings because he'll be learning a new position?

I would doubt it. I would think playing another position is going to be easier in Dayton, who has a great field than in Billings where the conditions are just not as good.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-07-2007, 03:33 PM
BILLINGS The good news is the Cincinnati Reds have signed their supplemental first-round pick, Todd Frazier of Rutgers, and hes scheduled to join the Billings Mustangs today in Helena.

Great news!

After the draft, I said he and Waring would destroy pitching in the Pioneer League.

I wouldn't be surprised if both OPS around 1.000.

I also feel that Frazier (now signed) is our 3rd or 4th best non-pitching prospect.

1. Jay Bruce
2. Joey Votto
3. Juan Francisco/ Todd Frazier
5. Chris Valaika
6. Devin Mesoraco

AmarilloRed
07-07-2007, 04:22 PM
I am sure he will not be long at Billings before he is promoted

BigRed07
07-07-2007, 05:24 PM
I would bump Keppinger (hitting .368) up to the big club (dump Castro). Bump Anderson to Louisville. Bump Turner to Chattanooga (more of a prospect than DeJesus) and put Frazier at SS in Dayton. Move Cozart to 2nd.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-07-2007, 05:32 PM
I would bump Keppinger (hitting .368) up to the big club (dump Castro).

Done. Sort of.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60143

BigRed07
07-07-2007, 05:54 PM
That' s great news. Now let's move some other guy's. I'm with Doug on the Justin Turner issue. I don't know why they won't promote him. He was 4th (.338) in the Pioneer league in hitting last year. He is 3rd in the whole Reds system in hits this year.
1. Griffin 112 (A+)
2. Bruce 107 (AA)
3. Votto 96 (AAA)
3. Turner 96 (A-)
4. Phillips 95 (Reds)

Blue
07-07-2007, 07:17 PM
Why assume the Reds want him to play 2B? I bet they want him to play 3B and its Juan Francisco who they don't want to promote.

dougdirt
07-07-2007, 07:21 PM
Why assume the Reds want him to play 2B? I bet they want him to play 3B and its Juan Francisco who they don't want to promote.

Could be true. We will find out soon enough, although if thats the case.... start him in Sarasota and promote Michael Griffin who has had a fine season. Enrique Cruz is the current third baseman in Chattanooga, but he is 25 years old, in AA and has a .744 OPS.

Benihana
07-09-2007, 10:29 AM
So what's the prediction on where he ends up- 2B, 3B, or a corner OF spot?

indy_dave00
07-09-2007, 12:17 PM
Frazier won't end up at 2b , if he's too big for ss he's too big for 2b. I'd guess 3b will be where he is tried 1st , then left appears either Hamilton or Bruce will be the right fielder with the other the centerfielder of the future.

Benihana
07-09-2007, 12:21 PM
Frazier won't end up at 2b , if he's too big for ss he's too big for 2b. I'd guess 3b will be where he is tried 1st , then lf appears either Hamilton or Bruce will be the right fielder with the other the centerfielder of the future.

I guess you're right. My prediction is Francisco moves to LF, with Frazier at 3B, leaving Valaika and Turner to battle it out as the system's premier 2B prospect. Can you imagine the power potential of a Francisco-Hamilton-Bruce OF? It might even match the power potential of our current OF :p:

If Votto ends up moving to LF on a full time basis, maybe they move Francisco over to 1B.

Redman15
07-09-2007, 12:41 PM
He does have a really good arm and may be able to play LF. He would also make a good 1B. He is big and pretty athletic.

OnBaseMachine
08-26-2007, 03:16 PM
Just an update on Todd Frazier, through 147 professional atbats Frazier is hitting: .327/.419/.517 - .936 OPS with a 18 bb/18 strikeout rate. Todd is a very polished hitter who should be able to begin next season in Sarasota.

reds44
08-26-2007, 03:22 PM
Not real sure why he's not in Dayton now.

dougdirt
08-26-2007, 04:08 PM
Not real sure why he's not in Dayton now.

He plays for the Reds system, thats why. They don't promote their college drafted talent that often.

tbball10
08-26-2007, 05:46 PM
why is zach cozart in dayton instead of frazier?? they should have tried to get cozart some confidence by placing him in the hitter-friendly pioneer league.

Betterread
08-26-2007, 08:54 PM
why is zach cozart in dayton instead of frazier?? they should have tried to get cozart some confidence by placing him in the hitter-friendly pioneer league.

I agree. I would rather have seen Justin Turner get a shot at SS at Dayton. If he didn't get promoted, why not try him at a different position in Dayton. I don't understand why he didn't get promoted, with Valaika, because he was a really good offensive middle-infielder. He is a great 2B and I'm curious to see him play SS in the Reds system.

Blitz Dorsey
08-26-2007, 09:13 PM
Frazier is putting up solid stats at Billings: .327 BA, 5 HR, 23 RBI, .936 OPS, 18 K, 18 BB, 147 ABs.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Todd%20Frazier&pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=453943

Will be interesting to see how he does at Dayton next year. I am hoping well enough to get a midseason promotion to Sarasota. But he will probably play all year at Dayton if I had to guess. Will be interesting to see both of our first two picks in the 2007 draft in Dayton next year.

GoReds33
08-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Did anybody see the thing the other day about him in the llws? It was pretty cool. I don't remember what it was on though.

Blitz Dorsey
08-28-2007, 01:13 AM
DougDirt, just so it's clear: By me posting most of Frazier's stats, I'm not saying anything in particular about his RBI total.

dougdirt
08-28-2007, 02:15 AM
DougDirt, just so it's clear: By me posting most of Frazier's stats, I'm not saying anything in particular about his RBI total.

Thanks for clearing that up 28 hours after your original post that I never responded to.