Re: Todd Frazier ????
Many consider Pedro Alvarez to be the best prospect in the country heading into next year's draft. The 3B was only a sophomore this year, and was named to his second consecutive All-America team last week. However, in analyzing their numbers, it seems that Frazier, while a year older, had much better numbers than Alvarez this year. That said, why did Frazier not go higher in the draft? I realize he doesn't project to be a SS at the major league level, and accordingly there may be some questions about his fielding. However given that he was a SS and Alvarez was a 3B at the college level, I figure Frazier's gotta have the edge defensively, even if both players project to big league 3B. Frazier had a higher OBP, a higher SLG, (so obviously a higher OPS), and more than quadrupled Alvarez's SB total. So what am I missing here?
Check out their stats:
Frazier .502/.757/.1255 25 SB
Alvarez .463/.684/.1147 6 SB
I assume their respective levels of competition were fairly comparable, with both players playing major conference ball at the D1 college level. Even assuming Alvarez gets better with one more year of seasoning, how come he is rated so much higher than Frazier?