Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play
Originally Posted by Kc61
I thought Frazier dropped a lot of ground balls last season. His throwing seemed fine, but he didn't show me more than average defense at third, maybe a bit less than average.
But now is the time for him to play third day in and day out, with an occasional to giver Hannahan a chance. Todd hasn't played third as much as a typical MLB regular, he was moved around the diamond quite a bit in the minors.
Now is the time for Todd to get real comfortable at third, and sink or swim. If he has a poor defensive year, Hannahan can play more, he's first rate defensively I've heard.
I think Frazier will be fine at third, but NOT if he is constantly moved around the field. I'd play him at third most days, rest him occasionally, and only use him elsewhere if absolutely necessary to fill a hole.
Agreed. Reds need to use 2013 to determine if Frazier is the team's 3B for the next five years. The only exception to this would be if Votto gets injured again (in which case Frazier would have to play 1B unless somehow Neftali Soto could step up.)