Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 weeks ago

Frazier hit a go-ahead three-run homer against Tony Watson and the Pirates in the eighth inning Monday.

The timing couldn't have been any better - Kevin Gregg had coughed up a 2-0 lead in the top of the inning, but his no-doubter turned the mood in Great American Ballpark right around. He also made a big defensive play in the first inning against Andrew McCutchen with a runner on.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier (back) is expected to return to spring training action Tuesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Frazier appears to be in a lot better position than teammates Devin Mesoraco and Billy Hamilton, as both appear to be out awhile.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 1 month ago

Frazier was scratched from Sunday's spring lineup with back spasms, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Frazier missed a few days in 2014 with a back strain, but this isn't likely to be a long-term problem. Frazier is still justified as one of the top fantasy third basemen in the National League, but further problems that develop down the road could be cause for concern.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 2 months ago

Frazier and the Reds avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $12 million deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

This deal will provide cost certainty to the Reds and Frazier, and leave them with just one more round of arbitration before Frazier's free agency in 2018. Frazier has developed into one of the top third base options in the National League, putting up an unexpected 20-20 season in 2014.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 5 months ago

The Reds have no intention of moving Frazier from third base to left field to fill their vacancy there, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "It's harder to find a third baseman than a left fielder," GM Walt Jocketty said. "Offensively and defensively he's one of the best."

Given how long through Frazier's career the Reds took to find a regular position for him, it makes sense that they wouldn't move him now after his breakout season.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 7 months ago

Frazier is out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Frazier has made six straight starts at the corner infield spots, but manager Bryan Price will award him a day of rest Friday evening. Kristopher Negron will take over at the hot corner, while Brayan Pena mans first base.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 7 months ago

Fraizer is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Fraizer has not received a day off of late, and manager Bryan Price is resting several starters on Wednesday. Ramon Santiago will get the start at third, batting second.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 8 months ago

Frazier went 1-for-3 with is 23rd home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

The homer was just Frazier's fourth since the All-Star break, but also his third in his last 11 games. Despite the dropoff in production, Frazier is still batting .278/.340/.458 with 23 homers on the year, and his 19 steals put him among the top fantasy contributors at third base.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 8 months ago

Frazier has been playing first base a lot more recently to make room for Kris Negron to play at third. He started there Thursday against the Cubs and went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.

With Joey Votto's return date up in the air still, this is an arrangement that we could see a lot more of in the ensuing weeks. Meanwhile, the two stolen bases give Frazier 19 on the season, making him such a valuable fantasy asset at third base.

Todd Frazier 1B/3B CIN 8 months ago

Frazier hit a long homer Sunday against the Braves as part of a 2-for-4 day. The homer was just his third in 33 games since the All-Star break.

The vast majority of Frazier's good work continues to happen at home. He's hit 16 of his 22 homers in Great American Ballpark, and he's slugging .529 there as opposed to .392 on the road. The Reds will split their six games in the upcoming week between home and in Pittsburgh.