Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Here's a quote from Terry Reynolds in July on Todd Frazier:
"Everybody can't play third base," Reynolds said. "We've got (Edwin Encarnacion), we've got these two. Everyone knows Frazier can play third.
It will come down to who can help the Reds the most. The others will have to find other positions."
It is great that the Reds brass feels that Frazier can play 3B but I will remain a bit skeptical until he actually demonstrates that he can do so.
There is a big difference between having the tools to play the position and actually being able to do so. Frazier came up as a SS and has very little experience at 3B. He may have all of the tools to play 3B but ultimately in order to be successful at the position he is going to need reps. He hasn't gotten them. Instead the Reds have opted to give Francisco the reps at 3B and move Frazier around the diamond, which IMHO has been a disservice to both.