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kfm
08-07-2011, 08:44 PM
I know he has only played a few games but he is not that far removed from being the reds number one prospect. Can he be the answer. On a lighter note, does he not sound exactly like Payton Manning?

64red
08-07-2011, 08:57 PM
I know he has only played a few games but he is not that far removed from being the reds number one prospect. Can he be the answer. On a lighter note, does he not sound exactly like Payton Manning?

Unless the long term plans involve moving Yonder to third, I think Frazier is the best option. Give him most of the starts. It's his job if he proves he can handle it.

alucas1505
08-07-2011, 09:12 PM
He is making a pretty strong case for it right now. I know that Yonder is great at the plate, but if he doesn't have the speed/arm to play LF, I don't think we want him at 3rd where he will see even more action. IMO it is Frazier's job to lose going into next year, unless Rolen is healthy or they decide to throw Alonso there just to get him in the game.

malcontent
08-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Yes.

Of course, if Baker is still around next year, you can expect to see the corpse of Scott Rolen at 3B.

And anywhere from 4th to 6th in the lineup.

malcontent
08-07-2011, 11:21 PM
It would have been nice if the Reds hadn't jerked Frazier around so much in the minors.

Did they really see him as a future OF?

smoke6
08-07-2011, 11:41 PM
I think he very well could be. He's a former SS so you know the D is there. He's showing he can swing it too. If I were Dusty, he'd be penciled in there for the remainder of the year. That would give TF ample time to show his worth. IMO

redsfan1995
08-08-2011, 01:22 AM
I agree he should get the starting 3B job but what happens to Francisco? I was big on Francisco for a while and yes he is still young but he just hasnt hit on the major league level yet. But also he hasnt been given much time to prove himself either. So what I am saying is I think they should give Francisco a shot and Frazier playing sporadically but to answer the question yes i do believe Frazier is the answer at third.

partisan
08-08-2011, 02:21 AM
I'd like to see Yonder at 3B and Frazier at SS for as much as possible the rest of this year. But that's only because I'd want to have the best bats in the lineup, even though I'm pretty sure that would defensively very suspect.

Francisco strikes out way too much for me, although I'd love for him to prove me wrong.

izzy's dad
08-08-2011, 10:19 AM
Yes, he can be. Can he hit cleanup? Yes, I believe he can. Should the Reds go with the young guys for the rest of the season? Yup. Have the fans been calling for Alonso, Frazier, Sappelt, Mesoraco, etc... all season? Yes. Has management screwed the pooch by signing veterans that can't produce? Yup. PLAY THE F'ING YOUNG GUYS!!!

justincredible
08-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Really small sample size of only 34 at-bats, but Frazier is putting up a .960 OPS, 6 of his 9 hits are of the XBH variety (3 HR, 3 2B), and has 8 RBI. IMO, he should start at 3rd the rest of the season and I'd love to see him get some at-bats from the cleanup spot. Stick him in between Votto and Bruce and see if he can continue to mash.

nux fan
08-08-2011, 10:29 AM
baker will stary gene freese or possibly craig worthington

faffy42
08-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Yes. He deserves that shot. He looks like the reds best 3rd base option right now. This should have been our lineup when we saw the current guys were not getting it done.
1. Cozart 2. Phillips 3. Votto 4. Heisey 5. Hernandez 6. Alonso 7. Frazier 8. Lewis. We keep stubbs as a defensive specialist and baserunner in late innings when we need speed on basepaths in key one run games. Bruce is demoted, til he learns to hit better.

texasdave
08-08-2011, 11:40 AM
Free Ramon Hernandez!!!

faffy42
08-08-2011, 11:47 AM
Yes. He deserves that shot. He looks like the reds best 3rd base option right now. This should have been our lineup when we saw the current guys were not getting it done.
1. Cozart 2. Phillips 3. Votto 4. Heisey 5. Hernandez 6. Alonso 7. Frazier 8. Lewis. We keep stubbs as a defensive specialist and baserunner in late innings when we need speed on basepaths in key one run games. Bruce is demoted, til he learns to hit better.

Stray
08-08-2011, 12:40 PM
Agree about Frazier being our best option at 3rd, at least from what I've seen. No reason for him not to get a real shot.

Since we're sucking pretty hard, at this point I'd just bat Alonso 4th and see what happens. Who cares if he's a lefty, it's not like we have perfect options or anything. Then BP can go back to 2nd.

I really like Stubbs in the 6 or 7 hole, I think he can be really productive down there.

Hillsdale87
08-08-2011, 02:33 PM
I think it's a little early to say he's the answer at 3rd. It's not as if he was tearing it up in AAA. He had a .260 average with a .806 OPS. Good numbers, but not great. He's definitely got some pop, and I enjoy watching him play, but we will need to see what he does once the league gets a better scouting report on him. I'd like to see Francisco brought up and have Frazier and him share at bats the rest of the year.