"I didn't come through," said Frazier, a 24-year-old third baseman, first baseman and left fielder said. "I know I can do it. I know I'm a No. 4 hitter. That's the approach I'm going to have. And I'll always have that. I know I can hit. I know when there is a runner on, I'm there to produce. I'm there to get the run in for sure."
Reds management doesn't seem too concerned. Farm director Terry Reynolds equated Frazier's struggles with that of Bats second baseman Chris Valaika, who hit .235 last season and is batting .293 this year.
Reynolds expects Frazier to make a similar jump.
"He's found that it's a different game," he said. "The pitchers are more experienced. But he's an athletic guy. He's got a good makeup and good aptitude. ... He'll get it. It's just going to be a matter of time."