Originally Posted by TRF
I doubt Frazier is at 2B for more than a handful of games. Valaika's 2009 season was marred by a dumb injury, broken hand. He's healthy now. I see no reason he won't OPS at least .830, maybe better.
Maybe. I thought last season the Reds talked about Frazier at 2b, but I could be wrong. I think Frazier's bat will dictate that he deserves to be called up. Barring an early injury (see Rolen) I think Frazier will work primarily in LF. But I also think the Reds may look at moving Phillips in the near future. Not because he isn't a good ball player, but because I think Frazier can be as productive overall as Phillips and cheaper.