Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
2 months ago

Frazier reached the 40-homer mark for the first time Wednesday, hitting a solo shot that accounted for all the scoring in a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Not only that, but the guy's got a 12-game hitting streak going in which he's hitting .391, finally pulling up a batting average that'd been struggling all year long, He's still hitting just .228, but that's the only place in Frazier's fantasy line where there's room for complaint.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
3 months ago

Frazier went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the White Sox's loss to the Royals on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The steal was Frazier's 12th of the season, which tied him with Adam Eaton for the team lead. While his team ranking is a surprise, the total should not be; he stole 20 and 13 bags in the past two seasosns.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
3 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Monday's win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier surpassed last season's career high of 35 home runs with the blast and is now just one away from matching last season's career high 89 RBI as well. Frazier still has a disappointing overall line of .215/.298/.453, but the power has been undeniable, and if he can rediscover his ability to hit a single next year (career low .218 BABIP), look out.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
3 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-4 with his 34th homer Wednesday against the Twins, taking sole possession of the record for long balls by a White Sox third baseman.

EDGE Analysis

Multi-hit games have been a blessed rarity for Frazier, but he's delivered four of them over his last eight starts. Unfortunately, he's also been striking out quite consistently -- he didn't go without a whiff in any game during that span. Frazier's nearly guaranteed to set new career highs in homers and RBI while contributing another season of double-digit steals, but his .215 average has been a major drag on what would otherwise be elite fantasy value.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
3 months ago

Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo shot and two RBI in Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier's second-inning blast was his 33rd of the year, tying Bill Melton's 1971 record for most homers by a White Sox third baseman. The 30-year-old has a history of second-half slides, and the 2016 campaign has been no different. Although his batting average is nearly identical to his pre All-Star mark, Frazier's on-base and slugging percentage have dropped significantly since the Midsummer Classic. Those in weekly formats don't have much choice but to start him, but making the bold decision to sit Frazier in daily leagues isn't the craziest idea based on his history.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
3 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-5 with three RBI Thursday against Seattle, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth.

EDGE Analysis

The beginning of this game didn't go so well for the slugging third baseman, who struck out in his first three at-bats. However, with the White Sox down by a 6-4 tally in the seventh, Frazier went to work -- first smacking a two-run single to tie the game, then driving Adam Eaton home for the second time two innings later to end it. His 31 homers and 80 RBI provide plenty of fantasy value, but Frazier's struggled mightily to hit for average this year, as he's sitting on a career-worst .211 mark. Part of that has to do with a brutally low .214 BABIP, but Frazier's earned that ostensibly bad luck -- he's striking out at a career-high rate, his line-drive rate is a career low by far and his hard-hit-ball rate is down from the past three seasons. He's hitting the ball in the air almost half the times he comes to the plate, and his pop-up rate is just as high as his HR/FB. That basically adds up to a clinic on how not to hit for average.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
4 months ago

Frazier went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored two runs in Wednesday's game against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier's historical tendency of post All-Star break decline has continued through 109 at-bats since the Midsummer Classic. He's hitting just .202/.267/.404 in 109 second-half at-bats, which is lower than his first-half production across the board. The third baseman's 24 percent strikeout rate, and his 72 percent contact rate are both career worsts. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, there aren't many indicators right now that would suggest Frazier will turn things around before the fantasy playoffs.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
4 months ago

Frazier got a Golden Sombrero on Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against Corey Kluber and the Indians in a 4-2 loss.

EDGE Analysis

In fairness to Frazier, the Indians threw Kluber, Andrew Miller, and Cody Allen, some of the best strikeout pitchers in the game. Still, Frazier's batting average has tanked since coming to the AL, dipping to .208 with the hitless effort. Frazier has been a boom-or-bust player in 2016, hitting a whopping 31 home runs already to go along with his poor batting average. The 31 bombs are third in the MLB, and put him on pace to shatter his career-high of 35 which he set last season while batting .255.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
4 months ago

Frazier went 1-for-5 with a game-winning 10th inning three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This performance was typical of Frazier's season, as he saw his OBP drop to .299 despite the big blast. Still, Frazier is already up to 31 home runs, and with a career high of 35 set last season, he seems like a lock to set a new personal best should he stay healthy. If he could fix his .203 BABIP, he'd be having an amazing season, but we're over 100 games into the season and he has yet to make an adjustment, so it's hard to rely on Frazier for anything but power at this point.

Todd Frazier
1B/3B CWS
4 months ago

Frazier went 1-for-4 with his 30th home run of the year in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier become the first White Sox third baseman to hit 30 homers in a season since Joe Crede did it a decade ago. He's well ahead of the pace to break his career-best numbers in home runs (35), RBI (89) and runs (88), but that doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing but green pastures ahead. Throughout his career, Frazier has historically been worst (by far) after the All-Star break. Maybe he can change that in his first season playing in the AL, but so far his numbers indicate (albeit a small sample size) the same sort of negative pattern is continuing.