Originally Posted by TRF
Interesting that you mention Pujols. Pujols DEVELOPED into a top prospect, but wasn't he a 13th round pick? Also in the minors, 1 year, he played every game but 2 at 3B. Not really the same is it. Cabrera is a 1B, a position he never played in the minors, 168 at SS, 161 at 3B. 3 games in the OF and 1 at 2B.
Now lets look at Todd Frazier, the Reds top prospect a year ago.
4 Seasons POS G
LF (3 seasons) LF 103
1B (3 seasons) 1B 43
SS (2 seasons) SS 112
3B (3 seasons) 3B 43
2B (1 season) 2B 37
Not even close to the same. All over the field, no plan whatsoever.
I'm not sure what you're arguing her TRF. Are you suggesting that Frazier's OPS would be higher if he only played one position on defense? Because from the way I see it, his OPS is good but not great unless he can capably play a bunch of different positions.
If the former is correct, than you're right, they've done him and themselves a disservice. If the latter is correct, than they'd be doing him a disservice to only play him at 3B, LF, 1B or wherever.