Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Phillips get jobbed. Seriously...Carpenter and Scutaro? Brandon must really have po'd a lot of managers, players and writers in other cities.
Frazier shows how Reds players can be more appreciated outside than inside Redsland. Reading comments on RZ you'd think he was worthless...
Glad this isn't official because I thought a lot of the picks were off base.
Why were they off base? Let's remember, every team needs at least one representative.
Let's get to Phillips. He currently sits 2nd in WAR for second baseman at 1.9 (with Carpenter at 4.2!). Of course Daniel Murphy and Marco Scutaro are at 1.8 and 1.7 each. So at the very least, WAR suggests it is awfully close. Scutaro is the better hitter, Phillips the better defender. I would lean toward Phillips, but I do think it is close enough to say that Phillips certainly isn't being jobbed. If Matt Carpenter didn't make it, he would be getting jobbed.
With Frazier, he is benefiting from a weak 3B class and UZR hating Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman has the worst UZR of all qualified third baseman. I would easily choose Zimmerman over Frazier. I don't even have to think about it.