Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
1) This isn't the real David Freese. (Or he's found some amazing product that makes him a far better player than he ever has been.)
2) Frazier is a better player than David Freese.
Never got all the love for Frazier. He hasn't put up an .850 OPS since low A and he can't find a defensive position (despite all the protests we hear to the contrary). The love on "the lists" comes from the fallacy that he is a future every day 2B in the big leagues. He may spot there (and every where else) but he won't play that spot on a daily basis on a good team. Freese is older, but his low
of an .855 OPS at High A, is higher than anything Frazier has done since Dayton. Frazier will be a pretty good role player who plugs a lot of holes with a competent
bat, but he isn't really a middle of the order threat IMO.