Player Profile #101: Alex Gordon | OF | KC

Alex Gordon is no stranger to expectations, in large part due to the fact that they’ve been following him around his entire life. Gordon was drafted second overall by Kansas City in 2005 and took just two years to become baseball’s number one overall prospect. Over the last four seasons we’ve seen why Gordon is so highly touted and how he’s handled it. My favorite thing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Devin Mesoraco gets 4-year deal from Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, leaving them with two players in salary arbitration. Mesoraco made $525,000 last season, when he took over as the starter and led all major league catchers in homers (25) and RBIs (80) while batting .273. His 24 homers while catching were the most by a Reds player since Johnny Bench...
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2 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 […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  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...
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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...
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

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...
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: 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...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier Shine At 2014 Home Run Derby (Photos)

After taking home the Home Run Derby crown in 2013, Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes won the event yet again with an impressive effort at the 2014 Home Run Derby. In doing so, Cespedes became the first player to repeat as Derby champion since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999. This year’s participants featured five players each from the National and American Leagues...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The many HR Derby faces of Todd Frazier (PHOTOS)

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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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