Originally Posted by mth123
I think Frazier will settle in as a .260/.315/.460/.775 guy who hits Home Runs. He'll be a perfect bat to have in the 6 hole and wouldn't be a complete horror hitting 4th or 5th occassionally. If he can get that OBP up higher, he could hit higher in the order.
I'm of the general opinion that rookies in their mid -to-late 20's have numbers that are a little higher than what we may see down the road as pitchers adjust. Younger rookies are more likely to improve IMO. I don't have any stats to back that up, just a general observation. Frazier seems to have some baseball smarts, so he may buck that pereceived trend and make adjustments as well.
He is a perfect 6 guy, and with this lineup for the next few years he will never have to hit in the 4 or 5 every day, maybe when some one is rested. Next year the lineup is set and he is the 6th hole hitter. Two years from now is a long time in baseball...