Turn Off Ads?
Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 234567 LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 99

Thread: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

  1. #76
    Moderator The Operator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Kettering, OH
    Posts
    2,757

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Todd now has roughly a full season of plate appearances under his belt.

    In 597 career at-bats: .266 avg, .822 OPS (.322 OBP, .494 SLG), 51 BB, 30 HR, 97 RBI

    Not too shabby, Mr. Frazier.
    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Don't worry. I'd say the game threads are about league average.
    2013 Reds Record when I attend: 5-4
    2012 Reds Record when I attend: 10-7

  2. Likes:

    bigredmechanism (04-21-2013)

  3. Turn Off Ads?
  4. #77
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,000

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    I'm very surprised by the power Frazier seems to have. He hits some of the farthest home runs on the Reds. The one today, and I remember a similar one against RA Dickey to center last year.

    He'll probably always be a pretty streaky hitter, and he can certainly have some weird swings, but I don't think 30 home runs on a fairly regular basis is out of the question.
    Last edited by NeilHamburger; 04-25-2013 at 12:07 AM.

  5. #78
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,448

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilHamburger View Post
    I'm very surprised by the power Frazier seems to have. He hits some of the farthest home runs on the Reds. The one today, and I remember a similar one against RA Dickey to center last year.

    He'll probably always be a pretty streakier hitter, and he can certainly have some weird swings, but I don't think 30 home runs on a fairly regular basis is out of the question.
    What is it, exactly, that is weird about his swing? I remember reading this -- that he had an odd swing -- from the moment he was drafted, but not being much of a baseball player myself, I have a hard time seeing exactly what he's doing differently than the other players.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

  6. #79
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,000

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    He swings and makes solid contact out on his front foot. This makes him look off balance many times in the batters box.

  7. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bridgetown
    Posts
    1,514

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    What is it, exactly, that is weird about his swing? I remember reading this -- that he had an odd swing -- from the moment he was drafted, but not being much of a baseball player myself, I have a hard time seeing exactly what he's doing differently than the other players.
    it not every swing but he swings at balls reaching. He will swing at balls with 1 hand and get's a hit. He just finds gaps with awkward swings.

  8. #81
    Burn It Jamz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    413

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    What is it, exactly, that is weird about his swing? I remember reading this -- that he had an odd swing -- from the moment he was drafted, but not being much of a baseball player myself, I have a hard time seeing exactly what he's doing differently than the other players.
    The easiest way I can put it is that he has a softball stance and swing.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game.

  9. #82
    On the brink wolfboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    is everything
    Posts
    2,687

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    it not every swing but he swings at balls reaching. He will swing at balls with 1 hand and get's a hit. He just finds gaps with awkward swings.
    Didn't he get a HR where he basically threw the bat at the ball? I remember someone doing that last season and I thought it was Frazier.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

  10. #83
    ZCTRMTP!!!!! texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,824

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Didn't he get a HR where he basically threw the bat at the ball? I remember someone doing that last season and I thought it was Frazier.
    Yep. If you can hit one over the wall no-handed, there is no telling how far you can hit one when keeping both hands on the bat.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

  11. Likes:

    pahster (04-25-2013)

  12. #84
    Hygiene Beyond Reproach ThatPitchIsDunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Nutmeg Central
    Posts
    382

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Hard to believe this was six years ago, but here was Keith Law's take on Frazier's swing coming out of college. Not sure if his minor league development remedied it at all:

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatPitchIsDunn View Post
    FWIW, I've been audio assisting here in Bristol for the draft and just talked briefly with Keith Law. Here's his two cents on the first couple picks (He'd walked out the door before Lotzkar was drafted):

    He really liked Mesoraco, saying his baseball IQ was off the charts. When I asked him about the hitting against weak competition, he agreed but said his combination of talent and smarts will translate fine as he works through the farm system.

    Frazier's definitely a numbers guy, but the one thing that worried Law was his swing. Evidently (and his brother had the same mechanics issue) at the beginning of his swing, he drops his hands straight down so his swing ends up being a little herky-jerky as he has to bring them back up to fully swing through. I'm not sure if I'm explaining that correctly, but Law showed me what he meant. If it's a timing thing, I don't mind it, but it was seen as a red flag of sorts. He's not going to be a shortstop at the big league level; he tends to play third a little hesitantly. Law told me he'll probably have a future in left. I found that interesting.
    I know, I know, I had the chance to hand Law his lunch and didn't. Boo on me.
    No one expects the butterfly

  13. #85
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    12,380

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Lost in the shuffle is the fact the Reds have a successful home-grown third baseman.

    They have been few and far between. Aaron Boone, Chris Sabo, ???

    Pay attention to the open sky

  14. #86
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,549

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Lost in the shuffle is the fact the Reds have a successful home-grown third baseman.

    They have been few and far between. Aaron Boone, Chris Sabo, ???
    Austin Kearns.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  15. Likes:

    Tom Servo (04-25-2013)

  16. #87
    Burn It Jamz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    413

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    His swing/stance have all the typical nuances that make up a great softball swing:

    - bat head high, almost horizontal
    - light on front foot, with big step forward to help with weight transfer
    - big follow-through and one-handed finish
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game.

  17. #88
    ZCTRMTP!!!!! texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,824

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Lost in the shuffle is the fact the Reds have a successful home-grown third baseman.

    They have been few and far between. Aaron Boone, Chris Sabo, ???
    Maybe Edwin Encarnacion. Willie Greene had a few good seasons. Both were originally drafted by other teams. But I would consider both of them home-grown.
    Last edited by texasdave; 04-25-2013 at 12:47 PM.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

  18. #89
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,903

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Lost in the shuffle is the fact the Reds have a successful home-grown third baseman.

    They have been few and far between. Aaron Boone, Chris Sabo, ???
    Brandon Larson is still only 36, it may not be too late.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  19. #90
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,467

    Re: Todd Frazier appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Lost in the shuffle is the fact the Reds have a successful home-grown third baseman.

    They have been few and far between. Aaron Boone, Chris Sabo, ???
    Tony Perez.
    Reds Fan Since 1971


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25