Todd Frazier‘s professional baseball career has been slowly building to this moment. Throughout both the minors and his first semi-full time season with the Reds, Frazier’s power numbers have steadily improved, and Scott Rolen‘s departure has officially given Frazier Cincinnati’s starting job at third base.
Frazier has always struck out at a decent clip (around 22%) but he walks a good amount of the time as well (around 8%). I’d really prefer one (or both) of those numbers be better, but they’re good enough to give Frazier a chance at hitting for a won’t-kill-your-fantasy-team .265-.275 average.
His fantasy value is tied almost exclusively to his ability to hit homers, so as long as he can stay in that range this year, Frazier will likely prove to be an undervalued fantasy contributor.
At a Glance
Strengths: HR, RBI
Neutral: SB, BA, OBP, SLG, OPS
Best-case scenario: Josh Willingham (MIN)
Likely scenario: Dayan Viciedo (CHW), Nick Swisher (CLE), M...