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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Frazier is an important player in the Reds system, IMO. The team lacks right handed bats, particularly hitters with some power. Frazier seems to be the best candidate in the system. Whether he plays, first base or third base, the two most likely spots, he is a definite candidate for the Reds major league team, perhaps as early as 2009 sometime.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Frazier is an important player in the Reds system, IMO. The team lacks right handed bats, particularly hitters with some power. Frazier seems to be the best candidate in the system. Whether he plays, first base or third base, the two most likely spots, he is a definite candidate for the Reds major league team, perhaps as early as 2009 sometime.
    I agree. I'm really excited about this guy.
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    I agree as well. I think this was an excellent pick. Looks to be either a good replacement for EE or an eventual good prospect for a trade.

    Either way the Reds win out (well, theoretically).

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    I am very excited too. I think he has the talent to shoot up the system just like Jay Bruce did. 2009 might not be a bad prediction. I just wonder if Edwin starts hitting again where he would fit into the Reds plans. Of course, you can never have too much young talent.

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    Todd has now been called up to Dayton, sweet very sweet. Congrats Todd and here's to hoping you spend just enough time at Dayton so I can get a good look at you and then move quickly to Sarasota High A. I can't help but be a bit greedy even though he could realistically skip Dayton and probably would be fine.

    http://http://www.billingsgazette.ne...0-mustangs.txt

    The Billings Mustangs played another clean game and won on the same night they lost their starting shortstop to a promotion.

    After the Mustangs defeated the Helena Brewers 10-3 Tuesday night at Cobb Field with the help of five shutout relief innings from Jeremy Horst and Jeff Jeffords, the Mustangs announced that supplemental first-round pick Todd Frazier was on his way to the Cincinnati Reds' Class A affiliate in Dayton, Ohio.

    Though it's good news for Frazier, the promotion comes at a time when the Mustangs are fighting to gain a Pioneer League playoff spot. The Mustangs remained 51/2 games behind the Great Falls White Sox, who also won Tuesday, with 10 games to play.

    "We're playing good as a team," Frazier said in between congratulatory hand shakes and back slaps from his teammates. "They're definitely going to keep going the way that they are and we'll see what they do at the end of the season."
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    From Kevin Goldstein's regular season finale Tuesday Morning Ten-Pack

    Frazier is one of the better hitters from this June’s draft class, and in the end, his bat should play anywhere.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Time to update my prospect profile. For those that don't know we here on the minor league forum draft Reds prospects after August 15th (The cutoff date for this years prospects to sign) and more or less keep a running profile on them. I have 2 (Angel Cabrera) from last year but only Frazier looks to be a real prospect, so I will likely cut Mr. Cabrera. But here are some updates on "the next big thing".

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    Basic Statistics 
    Year Age  Team      PA  AB  R  H  2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  AVG  OBP  SLG OPS 
    2007 21 Rk Billings 186 160 29 51 6  5  5  25  18 22 .319 .409 .513 922 
    2007 21 A  Dayton   24  22   4  7 3  0  2  5   2  4  .318 .375 .727 1102 
    2008 22 A  Dayton   127 112 25 36 10 0  7  20  15 28 .321 .402 .598 1000 
    2008 22 A
    Sarasota 183 165 25 49 6  3  6  28  14 41 .297 .355 .479 834 

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    Extended Statistics 
    Year Age  Team      PA  AB  ISOP BB
    %   K%    BABIP GBLDwOBA 
    2007 21 Rk Billings 186 160 .194 9.7
    %  11.8%  .346 3924.402 
    2007 21 A Dayton    24  22  .409 8.3
    %  16.7%  .313 3112.453 
    2008 22 A Dayton    127 112 .277 11.8
    22.0%  .377 4113.425 
    2008 22 A
    Sarasota 183 165 .182 7.7%  22.4%  .364 3230.361 

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    Split Statistics with Sarasota in 2008 
    Split PA AB ISOP HR BB
    K%   BABIP GBLD%  AVG  OBP  SLG wOBA 
    May   85 74 .243 4 9.4
    24.7.286 3425.243 .318 .486 .340
    June  94 87 .138 2 6.4
    21.3.446 2736.356 .404 .494 .394 
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    AWAY  82 76 .210 5 6.130.5.261 4018.224 .280 .434 .308
    HOME 101 89 .157 1 8.9
    15.8.431 2638.360 .416 .517 .404 

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    '08 Sarasota AVG AB  R  H  2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS  OBP  SLG OPS 
     vs Left    .364 44  9  16 1  2  4  10  8  10  2  0 .462 .750 1.212 
     vs Right   .264 125 18 33 5  1  2  18  9  32  0  1 .319 .368  .687 

    Awards/Honors:
    05/19/2008 FSL Player of the Week
    10/08/2007 Baseball America Rookie All-Star
    Following the '07 season "Baseball America" named him the top prospect in the Pioneer League, the seventh-best prospect in the organization and a Rookie All-Star...was an honorable mention on the PL Post-Season All-Star Team.
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Since Todd has been talked about a lot lately I figured I'd update his prospect profile. Why are we not doing it again this off-season?

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    Year Lvl Age Team     PA  AB  R  H   2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  AVG  OBP  SLG OPS 
    2007 Rk  21  Billings 186 160 29 51  6   5  5  25 18 22 .319 .409 .513  .922 
    2007  A  21  Dayton    24 22   4  7  3   0  2   5  2  4 .318 .375 .727 1.102 
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    2008  A  22  Dayton   124 109 25 36  10  0  7  20 15 26 .330 .411 .615 1.026 
    2008  A
    22  Sarasota 414 366 62 103 20  3 12  54 41 84 .281 .357 .451  .808 
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    Year Lvl Age Team     PA  AB  ISOP  BB%   K%  BABIP GBLDwOBA 
    2007 Rk  21  Billings 186 160 .194  9.7
    11.8.346 3924.402 
    2007  A  21  Dayton    24  22 .409  8.3
    16.7.313 3112.453
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    2008  A  22  Dayton   124 109 .285 12.121.0.382 4113.435 
    2008  A
    22  Sarasota 414 366 .170  9.920.3.337 3226.349 
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    Team Lg    AVG G  AB R  H  2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS  OBP  SLG  OPS 
    WAI  HWB  .295 27 95 19 28 11  2  3 22  52 11 20  1  0 .375 .547 .922 
    Honors:

    10-08-07 Baseball America Rookie All-Star
    05-19-08 FSL Player of the Week
    08-25-08 FSL Player of the Week
    10-02-08 Baseball America High Class A All-Star

    Highlights '07:
    Batted a combined .319 with 7 HR and 30RBI in 47 games with Rookie Billings and Class A Dayton...played most of the season at Billings where he batted .319 with 5 HR and 25 RBI in 41 games...collected 4-hit games on 8/10 vs. Idaho Falls and 8/19 at Casper...was transferred to Dayton on 8/29...hit safely in 5 of the 6 games he played for the Dragons...belted 2 homersand drove in 4 runs on 9/2 vs. South Bend...following the season "Baseball America" named him the top prospect in the Pioneer League, the seventh-best prospect in the organization and a Rookie All-Star...was an honorable mention on the PL Post-Season All-Star Team.
    Related Links for Todd Frazier:
    1stinning.com (Good in depth stats)

    Minor League Baseball Reference.com (defensive stats, RC & RC/g, Lg & Tm OPS included)

    MILB.com (L/R splits, Honors etc.)
    Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 12-02-2008 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Add Hawaii Stats
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Also some recent video footage of Todd in Hawaii for those who wanna critique his swing.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    It looks like how high he holds his hands is a non-issue. He drops them on the delivery and appears to be in a good position for the swing. From his footwork and hip turn it looks like he could actually develop more power with some work. But then again, it's not working badly as it is. Changing him at this point might be a big mistake.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    I'm surprised by how far apart Frazier's feet are at the plate. I wouldn't say it's mechanically incorrect or anything, but I do wonder if he's capable of more, like GOYA said.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I'm surprised by how far apart Frazier's feet are at the plate. I wouldn't say it's mechanically incorrect or anything, but I do wonder if he's capable of more, like GOYA said.
    Well if it's working it's fine, I mean Jeff Bagwell did alright and his feet were so far apart it looked like he was straddling a Hyundai. So we'll see I guess.
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    So too Pujols. He doesn't stride toward the ball, but picks up his foot and places it down again. Keeps him balanced for breaking balls, but usually saps power. (In mortals, that is. Pujols' swing should not work; neither should Bagwell's. Both do. Really, really well.)
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    I can tell you this. If you told Donnie Scott that he could manage a big league team and he could pick one player in the Reds organization to take with him, it would be Frazier. Not because of pure talent, but because Frazier is a winner and a leader. Not that Donnie is the ultimate guru, but he managed almost all the top prospects other than Alonso. He said several times that once Frazier gets comfortable in the big leagues, he will put a stop to the culture that losing is acceptable. Frazier knows how to play the game and he makes the players around him better. He might not have the best OPS but to paraphrase Leo Durocher, all he knows how to do is find a way to win.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Todd Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by redsof72 View Post
    I can tell you this. If you told Donnie Scott that he could manage a big league team and he could pick one player in the Reds organization to take with him, it would be Frazier. Not because of pure talent, but because Frazier is a winner and a leader. Not that Donnie is the ultimate guru, but he managed almost all the top prospects other than Alonso. He said several times that once Frazier gets comfortable in the big leagues, he will put a stop to the culture that losing is acceptable. Frazier knows how to play the game and he makes the players around him better. He might not have the best OPS but to paraphrase Leo Durocher, all he knows how to do is find a way to win.
    That's quite an endorsement. I've been slow to jump on the Frazier bandwagon, but this goosed me good.


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