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    Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Per Dragons press release.

    Why Todd Frazier is starting in Dayton, I have no idea.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Todd Frazier is polished enough to start in Chattanooga, Sarasota at worst. Sticking Frazier is Dayton is puzzling to say the least. If/when Frazier crushes the ball, he should be skipped past Sarasota and directly to Chattanooga sometime this summer IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Todd Frazier is polished enough to start in Chattanooga, Sarasota at worst. Sticking Frazier is Dayton is puzzling to say the least.
    Which begs the question, does that mean Cozart and Francisco are in Sarasota? Which leads to another one, where does that leave Neftali Soto?

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    The Reds like their top prospects to do time in Dayton -- great minor league baseball town/stadium, close to Cincy. Frazier may only do a half-season there. After that, I think the organization has no problems with top guys doing short time in Sarasota, which is pretty rugged in the summer.
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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    The Reds like their top prospects to do time in Dayton -- great minor league baseball town/stadium, close to Cincy. Frazier may only do a half-season there. After that, I think the organization has no problems with top guys doing short time in Sarasota, which is pretty rugged in the summer.
    I would be very surprised if he were the only college hitter placed in Low A taken from the first two rounds of last years draft. If Danny Dorn was ready to jump to Sarasota from Billings, I have a hard time being told that Frazier isn't.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Francisco will be in Sarasota with most of last years Dayton Team.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Maybe they're keeping Frazier with Waring hoping they'll complement each other in the order? Then move them to Sarasota/Chatt after a few months of big numbers.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by HBP View Post
    Maybe they're keeping Frazier with Waring hoping they'll complement each other in the order? Then move them to Sarasota/Chatt after a few months of big numbers.
    I doubt thats the reason.... I would think the Reds have to have plans on moving Frazier faster than they do Waring being that Frazier is much more polished of a player.

    I would really like to know who is going to be playing SS in Sarasota. If it is Zach Cozart, I really will be confused.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    I see Sarasota's line-up something like this. Parker 1B; Turner 2B;
    Valaika SS; Francisco 3B; Heisey LF; Stubbs CF; Phipps RF;
    Rodriquez C; Louwsma Utility.
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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed07 View Post
    I see Sarasota's line-up something like this. Parker 1B; Turner 2B;
    Valaika SS; Francisco 3B; Heisey LF; Stubbs CF; Phipps RF;
    Rodriquez C; Louwsma Utility.
    Well, Valaika was moved off of SS during fall ball.... so I don't know what that means for the entire situation.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    I heard that he is having a pretty good spring. He had a pinch hit
    in the big league game tonight.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed07 View Post
    I heard that he is having a pretty good spring. He had a pinch hit
    in the big league game tonight.
    Which is all fine and dandy, but he isn't a SS anymore so I don't see why he would be the SS in Sarasota.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Frazier has been splitting time with Francisco at 3rd this spring. Does this mean he is not a SS anymore? Valaika has been a solid SS in his first two seasons.
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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed07 View Post
    Frazier has been splitting time with Francisco at 3rd this spring. Does this mean he is not a SS anymore? Valaika has been a solid SS in his first two seasons.
    Frazier, just like Valaika, doesn't project to be a SS. Valaika has been solid with his bat the first two seasons, but in the field, he isn't a shortstop. 2B is his likely position of the future. Most people project Frazier to be a 3B, but the Reds will let him play SS for a while in order to get the at bats for everyone.

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    Re: Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring to start in Dayton

    Who would you say is the best SS in the system? Soto. His fielding was brutal last year. Cozart is the best defensive SS behind Janish.
    He is a carbon copy of Janish. Great glove, strong arm, weak bat. Castro is the next in line IMO of SS in the system.
    Valaika would be next on my list.


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