2015 Fantasy Dynasty Third Base Rankings

If you own one of the top 15 guys on this list as your dynasty league third baseman, then you have to be feeling pretty good about the position, or at least that it isn’t a huge hole on your team. Third base is very deep at the top and the prospects at the position are among the most dynamic power threats in the game. We saw a lot of breakouts in 2014 including Anthony Rendon...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Third Base

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. The Cincinnati Reds have a pretty good third baseman right now in Todd Frazier and he is locked up through the 2017 season. Frazier does have the ability to play left field and first base. That leaves open the third base position if someone were to truly blaze through the system at the position and push for...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Third Base Recap: Out With The Old

Last week we began our 40-question review of the 2014 fantasy season (8 positions times 5 questions per position) with the most depressing of fantasy positions: catcher. We work our way through the infield and continue today with our 2014 third base recap. 2014 Catcher Recap 2014 First Base Recap 2014 Second Base Recap 2014 Shortstop Recap (Tuesday, 10/7) 2014 Outfield Recap...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Dick Vitale, Shelley Smith, Todd Frazier

ESPN mainstay Dick Vitale has agreed to a contract extension with the network. In other news, ESPN reporter Shelley Smith has announced that she has cancer and the Reds’ Todd Frazier will serve as a guest analyst for the MLB playoffs on TBS. Vitale, ESPN, Extend Contract ESPN has agreed to a contract extension with [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Our 10 Worst Hitter Projections of 2014

One of my favorite parts of the year is the day after the season ends when the final numbers roll in and we can officially grade our projections. While most of them are close-but-not-perfect, there are always a handful we nail and a whole bunch we completely miss on. This week it’s these bests and worsts that I’ll be sharing with you, and we’ll begin this retrospective with...
Via Baseball Professor
26 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

Miguel Cabrera took 31 ABs while playing 3B for the Tigers this season.  Rendon moved to third permantly, after Ryan Zimmerman's annual injury and his eventual shift to LF.  Matt Carpenter conintued to be a table setter atop the Cardinals lineup, and finds himself in the top 5 3B, after shifting over from 2B.  We were worried that his lack of power would hurt his value...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' walk-off grand slam dims Pirates' chances at catching Cards

CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at least...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates lose to Reds 10-6, hurt title chances

CINCINNATI (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at least...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds edge Brewers, 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto kept his hopes of a 20-win season in play, and Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco hit back-to-back homers on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory that pushed the Milwaukee Brewers to the verge of elimination from wild card contention. Cueto (19-9) gave up Carlos Gomez's homer over eight innings. He'll pitch Cincinnati'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Team success weighs more than personal accomplishments for Reds' Frazier

CINCINNATI -- For his entire life, from the time he was the star player on the Toms River, N.J. team that won the Little League World Series, Todd Frazier has been a winner with a capital 'W' and for emphasis one can capitalize the 'R' in winner, too. So even though from a personal standpoint Frazier is having a memorable season, he wrinkles his nose when talk turns...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier having career year on basepath

Todd Frazier's season is Exhibit A in Reds manager Bryan Price's increased emphasis on the running game. Frazier stole his 20th base Friday night. The last two years he stole a total of nine -- three in 2012 and six last year. Frazier sets goals for himself each year. Stealing 20 was not among them -- his top total as a professional was 17 in 2011 at Triple-A Louisville...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Todd Frazier sits with back soreness

Todd Frazier was forced to sit out the Cincinnati Reds' win on Friday night with back soreness, according to Mark Sheldon of Frazier told Sheldon that he tweaked his back the night before when swinging at a changeup during his second at-bat and was in pain for the rest of the game, especially when running:"I was never the same since that at-bat. Running was probably...
Via MLB Injury News
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier 'not worried' over home run shortage

CINCINNATI -- Todd Frazier hears the whisperings, the all-knowing opinions of why he has hit only one home run in the three weeks since the All-Star break. "He shouldn't have participated in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game because it messes up a hitter's swing," they say. They say it because Frazier had 19 home runs at the All-Star break and now, three weeks...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB: 'Catcher did not provide a lane' during play in Reds-Marlins game

During the eighth inning of Thursday night's Reds-Marlins game (CIN 3, MIA 1), Todd Frazier flew into what was initially called an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded and one out. Giancarlo Stanton caught the soft line drive in right and fired home to get Zack Cozart, who tagged up from third and tried to score. The throw took catcher Jeff Mathis into Cozart'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Girl On Toms River Little League Team Crushes Big Home Runs (Video)

Every great Little League baseball team seems to have that one power hitter who can crush the ball over the 200-foot fences. For the Toms River, N.J. team, that player happens to be a girl. First baseman Kayla Roncin has powered her team into the Mid-Atlantic Regional final — just games away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Her home run in the New Jersey...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB confirms controversial call in Marlins' loss to Reds

MIAMI -- Major League Baseball released a statement in regards to Thursday's controversial eighth-inning play in the Miami Marlins' 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds -- calling the overturned call correct. With the bases loaded and one out, Todd Frazier reached out on righty Bryan Morris' pitch and sent the ball to right field. Giancarlo Stanton caught it and threw home...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Lose On Home-Plate Collision Review; MLB To Look Over Rule (Video)

When MLB Rule 7.13 — the home-plate collision rule — was adopted as an experiment for the 2014 season, many were curious as to how well it would actually work. It’s a good rule in theory. It was created to avoid unnecessary injuries, specifically based on the season-ending injuries San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey sustained in 2011 when Florida Marlins outfielder...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds losing ground as Diamondbacks come to town

The longer the Cincinnati Reds' offensive slump continues, the more it threatens to derail their chances of reaching the postseason for a fourth time in five years. Cincinnati looks for just its second win in 10 games in Monday night's series opener against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Reds (52-52) are six games behind NL Central-leading Milwaukee and continue to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite recent adversity, Frazier believes best is yet to come

CINCINNATI -- For most of this season, Todd Frazier's song when he walked toward the batter's box has been Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me to the Moon.' But in recent times, during a seven-game losing streak, it should have been 'Moon River,' because the Cincinnati Reds were up the river without a paddle. So on Saturday afternoon Frazier changed his tune. It was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect

With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you’re likely to get a fastball. That’s a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make for a distraction at first base? Someone taking off for second base in your peripheral vision doesn’t make for great concentration […]
Via Fangraphs
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier takes field at Yankee Stadium again, 16 years after memorable moment

Unlike his last visit to Yankee Stadium, Todd Frazier figures to be the hitter in the spotlight due to the depleted nature of the Cincinnati Reds lineup. His trip to the Bronx 16 years ago remains a lasting memory. Frazier was on a team that won the Little League World Series back in 1998 when he first encountered New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, and they'll meet for the final...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Locker Room First Half Fantasy Baseball Awards

Fantasy Baseball Awards With the arrival of the All Star break baseball is at its unofficial first half. Along the way, we’ve had plenty of real world story lines, and an equal number in the virtual game as well. As analysts, we try to get as many right as we can – and certainly we got a few right this preseason: the emergence of Tyson Ross and the disappointing power numbers...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter, Todd Frazier Reconnect At ASG 16 Years After Meeting (Photo)

With Derek Jeter playing in his last All-Star Game Tuesday night at Target Field and Todd Frazier playing in his first, things came full circle for the pair of infielders who actually met 16 years earlier. Back in 1998, the now-Cincinnati Reds third baseman was honored alongside his Toms River, N.J., teammates at Yankee Stadium after winning the Little League World Series. The 12...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Then and now: All-Stars Frazier, Jeter reunite years after Little League pic

In 1998, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was already an All-Star, while Todd Frazier was a Jersey kid who just won the Little League World Series.
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Then and now: Frazier, Jeter recreate little-league photo

In 1998, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was already an All-Star, while Todd Frazier was a Jersey kid who just won the Little League World Series. Fast-forward to 2014 -- Jeter is still an All-Star and so is Frazier, the third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Those facts alone are pretty cool but when you add in photo documentation of the two events, the level of awesomeness...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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