Originally Posted by Old school 1983
I know it's early. Way early. I know what I've seen from Todd in previous seasons too. He's production last year was spawned by him being cut and coming in with a chip on his shoulder. Later in the year he was so cold he was frozen. This year he is looking more like the guy who hit 232 in 2011 than the guy who hit in the 270s last year. His D isn't the greatest either. I hope he can pick it up but I have my doubts. I really don't care if you can hit it out if great American pinball machine against subpar pitching. I want guys that give good hard at bats against good pitching. And for Headley I'd start my offer at either cueto bailey or cingrani depending on many factors. Those are some good young pitchers not just AA or A ball garbage.
Wow. I'm in huge disagreement with you about Frazier.
Frazier is the epitome of an average minor leaguer who has become a better major leaguer. It's very rare to see that.
I don't think he'll ever be more than a .250 hitter, but with the potential to hit 25 HR's. I also think, unlike Jay Bruce, Frazier will survive because the expectations are lower.
There's a reason Todd has several of the longest HR's ever hit at GABP..........dude hits the ball hard nearly every time. But he also knows when to simply put it into play, hit to the right side to move over a runner, or hit a Sac fly to get the runner in. He's willing to do the little things unlike some guys. But his big swing does allow for more K's than usual.
Completely disagree about his defense. Dude has made great strides and is better than average at 3B. And most people I talk to believe this and I think you're in the minority on his defense. He is much improved. And I was concerned about it coming into the season. I'm not anymore.
And his improved defense is a sign of a hard worker. Which probably explains why he went from being an average minor leaguer to a major leaguer. He continues to improve every aspect of his game.