Re: Friday 9/11/09 Minor League Updates
An 800 OPS+ is worth a below average glove at 2B if he has a high ceiling and is likely to improve at that position.
He does and he should.
Frazier is likely, next season, to OPS around 800, making him slightly above average for all of baseball. As a 2B, that should put him in the top five at least, more likely top three. His glove can play there for that offensive production.
Anything less than 780 and his value plummets because another 2B with a much better glove (re: range) can boost his overall game ahead of Frazier.
At this point, Frazier is the mirror image of Brandon Phillips.
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