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    BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

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    1. Todd Frazier- showed polished approach, good instincts, has to move to 3rd or corner outfield

    5. Brandon Waring- plus power, bat speed, may have to switch to LF or 1B

    16. Justin Reed- raw, good range, slightly below average arm

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    How many different MLB teams are represented in the Pioneer League?

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    8 teams

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    Frazschuh!

    Bodes well. Waring at 5 is very solid, too. Some promising RH power bats (these two and Soto) added to the system -- much needed!
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    Frazschuh!

    Gesundheit!

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    I really think Frazier could fly through the minors. He fundamentally gets it at the plate.
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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I really think Frazier could fly through the minors. He fundamentally gets it at the plate.
    Yep.

    I think someone on here compared him to a more athletic Kevin Youkilis. I'll take it.

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    There's been a lot of discussion who is the Reds top prospect after the "big four." I previously voted for Roenicke, although Stubbs, Wood, Francisco, Maloney, all got some mention.

    All things considered, at this point, I think it is pretty clear that Todd Frazier is the fifth best Reds prospect after Bruce, Bailey, Cueto, and Votto (in whatever order).

    And Waring gets consideration for the top ten.
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    What do you guys think the power potential is for Frazier. He's been about as solid a hitter as they come so far in his career, and he's a big guy. Is 25 homers a reasonable expectation?

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    I would say 25 HR is reasonable for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I really think Frazier could fly through the minors. He fundamentally gets it at the plate.
    Is that what you see? The prevailing opinion is that his swing is unorthodox and that it is inefficient. He has legitimate power potential, but he does not have a easy stroke. As a comparison, Jay Bruce has a smooth swing that produces easy power.
    As I see it, Frazier is a desire/determination guy, not a tools or good fundamentals player. You can't argue with his success so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    Is that what you see? The prevailing opinion is that his swing is unorthodox and that it is inefficient. He has legitimate power potential, but he does not have a easy stroke. As a comparison, Jay Bruce has a smooth swing that produces easy power.
    As I see it, Frazier is a desire/determination guy, not a tools or good fundamentals player. You can't argue with his success so far.
    The game's full of unorthodox swings. Frazier knows what to swing at and that's most of the battle.
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    3 in the GCL... 3 in the Pioneer League... 4 of the best at the cusp of the Major Leagues...

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    As I see it, Frazier is a desire/determination guy, not a tools or good fundamentals player. You can't argue with his success so far.
    Justin Turner is a desire/determination guy. Frazier has plenty of tools.

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    Re: BA: Pioneer League Top 20 (3 REDS)

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Justin Turner is a desire/determination guy. Frazier has plenty of tools.
    Frazier is a beast. I watched something about him in the LLWS on ESPN. He seems like he's always been really good.
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