Todd Frazier
3B CWS
2 days 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
3B CWS
1 week 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
3B CWS
2 weeks 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
3B CWS
3 weeks 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
3B CWS
4 weeks 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.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
4 weeks ago

Frazier (illness) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier missed back-to-back games while dealing with flu-like symptoms, but will return to action at first base Sunday, giving Jose Abreu the day off. At Frazier's regular position, third base, Tyler Saladino will draw his third consecutive start.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier (illness) is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The heavy-hitting third baseman will sit out for the second straight day as he continues to battle flu-like symptoms. In his absence, manager Robin Ventura will plug Tyler Saladino in at the hot corner for Saturday's tilt against lefty Tommy Milone. Frazier's next chance to return to the lineup will come Sunday, but it's unclear whether his symptoms will have cleared up enough for him to take the field by that time.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier (illness) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Minnesota, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier was a late scratch from Friday's game with flu-like symptoms and looks to need another game off to bring himself to full strength. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Tyler Saladino who's starting at third and batting second. Frazier will look to get the ball rolling when he returns to action in the coming days as he's batted just .208 in 14 games since the All-Star break.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

It is uncertain if Frazier, a late scratch Friday due to an illness, will be able to start Saturday's game, according to CSN's Dan Hayes.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier was available for Friday's game despite being scratched from the starting lineup due to flu-like symptoms, but he was visibly ill when spotted after the contest, and it's possible his illness could cost him further action. His status for Saturday's game will likely be determined based on how he feels when the White Sox submit their lineup sometime prior to first pitch.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier was scratched from Friday's lineup at the last minute as he is dealing with the flu, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox made this switch literally minutes prior to game-time. He was replaced by Tyler Saladino at third base. While the severity of his illness is unknown, consider him day-to-day going forward.