Player Profile #30: Ian Desmond | SS | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Ian Desmond may not be the most skilled shortstop in baseball, but he’s been the most consistently great — and it’s not even close. Here at Baseball Professor we like to value players based on our CVA (Category Value Added) methodology. You can read up...
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Player Profile #50: Todd Frazier | 1B/3B | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Frazier ranked 60th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 50 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). 2014 was a breakout year for Todd Frazier. After showing glimpses of excellence since his debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, Frazier finally...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Reds ticket theme offers on sale now

CINCINNATI (Feb. 17, 2015) -- Four brand-new Reds Ticket Packages that include an exclusive promotional item are on sale now only at "For the first time ever we are giving fans the opportunity to guarantee a collectable Reds item that is bundled with a ticket offer," said Aaron Eisel, Reds VP of Ticketing. "All packages have limited quantities and the only way for fans...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #61: Yoenis Cespedes | OF | DET

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! Take a quick look at Yoenis Cespedes’ Twitter (@ynscspds) and you’ll learn that he hates vowels. His profile will also suggest that he hates tweeting and still thinks he’s on the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds avoid arbitration with Mesoraco and Frazier

Sorry my fellow Reds fans, with basketball and football abuzz I didn’t even realize some of these moves were on tap. The Reds have had a busy off season for their standards, they traded Simon and Latos. They also traded for Marlon Byrd and now they have avoided arbitration on two of their young stars. The two stars are Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco. Both players made the All...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds and Todd Frazier agree to 2-year, $12 million contract

CINCINNATI (AP) All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding arbitration. The Reds announced the deal Sunday on Twitter. Frazier, who turns 29 on Thursday, gets a $1.5 million signing bonus, a $3 million salary this season and $7.5 million in 2016. He had asked for a one-year deal worth $5.7 million. In four...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign Frazier to two-year contract

CINCINNATI -- The Reds are down to one arbitration case after announcing they have signed third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year deal on Sunday. Frazier, who will turn 29 on Thursday, was entering his first of three arbitration-eligible seasons. According to's Mark Sheldon, the deal is worth $12 million; $4.5 million this season and $7.5 million in 2016. This year's salary...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happens When Billy Hamilton is on Third Base?

When I first dreamt this post up, I figured the title would somehow include the phrase, “Billy Hamilton Effect.” That was before I discovered Eno already wrote a post called “Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect” back in July. Point is, there are a lot of unusual ways in which Billy Hamilton affects the […]
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How Did Todd Frazier Steal All Those Bases?

I’m gonna go ahead and write about Todd Frazier again. I wrote about Frazier last week, with a focus on the combination of both power and speed he displayed in 2014. According to a metric devised by legendary historian Bill James in an attempt to quantify one’s combination of power and speed, Frazier’s Power/Speed was […]
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier: Mr. 20-20?

Sometimes, you read something or find a stat that changes your perception of a player. It probably shouldn’t be just one stat that changes your entire perception, but seeing that one stat may cause you to dig a little deeper into who that player is and what they’ve been doing, and your collective research could […]
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player profile: Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier may be the best third baseman in fantasy baseball next season. The Cincinnati Reds vastly underperformed throughout the 2014 season, finishing with a record of 76-86 and 14 games behind the division winning St. Louis Cardinals. Although the season was disappointing, one bright spot Cincinnati can focus on was the emergence of Todd Frazier. Frazier put together an All...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

What will the Reds’ future entail?

The Cincinnati Reds are coming off an upsetting season. The team finished 76-86, 10 games below .500. Besides the fact that they finished fourth in their division, a few players stood out this year, one of them being Todd Frazier. The 28-year old hit .273, with 29 HR, and 80 RBI. This past season was Frazier’s best, from him being an All-Star, and his contribution on the field...
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November 29, 2014  |  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...
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October 10, 2014  |  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 [...]
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October 01, 2014  |  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 a...
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September 27, 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 to the second...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' focus is on playing winning baseball

CINCINNATI -- Even though the victory came as tough as trying to pull a tooth with tweezers, it is amazing what a 1-0 win to break a seven-game losing streak does for a team's psyche. Just a few hours after the Cincinnati Reds ended that slide-for-life with a 1-0 victory Saturday night near midnight over the Atlanta Braves, third baseman Todd Frazier sat early Sunday morning in front...
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August 24, 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 later, he has...
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August 10, 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 where the ball...
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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

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 still Frank Sinatra, but...
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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 […]
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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...
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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...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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