Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 weeks ago

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians in order to rest, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Frazier received just his second game off all season, but despite his last minute removal from the lineup, he is not dealing with any known injury.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

While the Reds are contemplating selling by the trade deadline, Frazier won't be among those dealt.

The Reds are more likely to trade pitchers Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake or Aroldis Chapman, but not many hitters are likely trade targets. "He's too valuable to our club," GM Walt Jocketty said. "I think all that came from when we were in New York. It made sense. The Mets need a third baseman. He's from that area."

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier hit his 25th homer of the year in Sunday's loss to the Mets, going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

He now has 10 homers on the road, though he still has a huge home/road split (1.222 OPS at home, .780 on the road). The good news is that the Reds are at home for six games this week against the Twins and Brewers.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier smashed a two-run home run Sunday against the Marlins, his 23rd of the season.

After a career-high 29 long balls last season, Frazier is surprisingly on pace to easily top his previous best, as he is currently on pace for nearly 50. It remains to be seen if the homers will continue to come at this rate, but the 29-year-old is also batting .292 with 48 RBI, 50 runs scored and even eight steals, making him one of the elite fantasy commodities through the first portion of the season.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier won't play Wednesday against the Tigers.

Frazier struck for two home runs for a second straight game Wednesday, but will receive his first day off in a while Thursday. Ivan De Jesus will receive the start at third base in his place, batting second for the Reds.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier followed up Tuesday's two-homer game with another one Wednesday, hitting a fourth-inning solo shot and the game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 13th.

The big day lifted Frazier's OPS to precisely 1.000, and his batting average -- lingering in the .240-.250 range for much of this season -- is sitting at a robust .294 now. There's not a single standard fantasy category in which Frazier hasn't been an asset this year, as he's set to blow away his career marks in average, homers, RBI and runs, and he's contributing steals on a similar pace to last season.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 months ago

Frazier homered twice in Tuesday's win over Detroit, both solo shots, his 19th and 20th of the season.

Frazier not only leads all third basemen in home runs and slugging percentage, he ranks third and second in the majors in the categories among all players. Only Giancarlo Stanton (24) and Bryce Harper (22) have him beat in home runs, and only Paul Goldschmidt (.672) can beat Frazier's .622 slugging percentage. Pretty good company.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base, three runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 5-4 win over the Cubs.

He ranks among the top five in the NL in home runs (18), runs scored (44), slugging (.606) and OPS (.964), and leads all NL third baseman with seven stolen bases. There's little to suggest a significant regression could be coming for Frazier -- he is striking out less and walking more than he did last year, while also making more hard contact.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 months ago

Frazier went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, including his 16th homer of the season, in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Eleven of Frazier's 16 homers have come at home, and he has an OPS that's greater than .400 points better at home than on the road. His home/road split is even more severe than the two seasons, but it's a bankable phenomenon - he's almost a must-play in daily leagues at home.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, two RI and a run Wednesday against Colorado.

All the guy does is hit home runs -- 14 this year now, and two in his last three games after an uncharacteristic nine-game homerless stretch. If he can keep up anything approaching this pace, he'll have a legitimate shot at 40 homers this year.