Player Name: Todd Frazier
School: Rutgers University
School Type: Four-Year College
Academic Class: Junior
Weight: 220 lbs.
Report Date(s): 03/02/07-03/04/07
Game(s): Georgia Tech
Focus Area Comments
Hitting Ability: Frazier has good bat speed. His approach is a little unorthodox and he hits with a small trigger and a slight hand hitch.
Power: Frazier has plus raw power and projects to have above-average gap power as a pro.
Running Speed: He's a slightly below-average runner.
Base Running: Once underway, he's not bad and is much better going first-to-third than he is home-to-first.
Arm Strength: Frazier's arm is above-average and is plus at times.
Fielding: His hands are OK. He's got future average hands that should play at third base. He is not a shortstop long-term.
Range: His range is below-average, perhaps average at best. Frazier lacks first-step quickness to stay at short.
Physical Description: Frazier is a big and athletic infielder with some legitimate pop.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: Power potential and bloodlines.
Weaknesses: Frazier can be a little pull-oriented at the plate and he can get jumpy on the front side. He'll need to change the setup of his hands, though he is more under control in the box than he's been in the past.
Summary: Frazier was drafted three years ago, but he honored his commitment to Rutgers, following in his brothers' footsteps. He's off to a tremendous start with a .775 slugging percentage. Considering the dearth of college bats in this class, it's hard to imagine he'll last long on draft day.