Originally written August 31, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
More ink for Reds rookie Todd Frazier as Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus recently tabbed him as one of ten top prospects finally living up to their potential. It's probably a stretch to say that anyone around the Reds organization ever became frustrated with his development, but here's what Lindbergh had to say about him nevertheless: Frazier's greatest problem has been a lack of opportunity, not paltry production. With Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen arrayed around the Reds' infield, Frazier didn't get his first crack at the majors until last season, at age 25. He showed good power in 121 PA, but a low BABIP sapped his slash line. With both Rolen and Votto doing time on the DL this season, Frazier has seen more action at the infield corners, and he's made the most of it. His 2.3 WARP leads all rookie NL hitters, and Votto is the only Cincinnati player with a better batting line. With Rolen hitting well, Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwic...
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  • I think Dusty Baker can be held personally responsible for many losses. He has kept his bench filled with capable young men and continued to play non-performers. He constantly leaves pitchers in too long and lets the games get out of hand. He just doesn't get it. It's amazing to me that Frazier and Heisey haven't lost their will to play with such a poor mgr at the helm. He consistently sits players on the bench after they have had a good game and fills the postions with far less luster players. I continue to wonder how long Dusty can keep his job.
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