Todd Frazier set career highs for home runs (35) and RBI (89) in 2015, and he did it even though he endured a protracted second-half slump. Though Frazier blasted only 10 of his homers after the All-Star break, he didn't necessarily suffer a loss of power. Strikeouts were responsible for much of the damage to Frazier's Fantasy value, as they not only decreased his home run output but also limited his batting average to .220 after the break. Frazier has been highly inconsistent over his career, and with his move to the White Sox and homer-friendly U.S. Cellular Field, he should be good for 30 home runs, 80 RBI, 80 runs and a batting average around .250. Toss in a few steals, and you have yourself a top six third baseman.
Frazier has been traded to the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that also involves the Dodgers, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. While the details of this trade are still being released, multiple outlets are reporting that Frazier has indeed been dealt to Chicago. With this move, Chicago will have revamped its infield this offseason by acquiring both Frazier and Brett Lawrie in separate deals. Frazier figures to take over third base duties for the White Sox. A two-time All Star, Frazier batted .255/.309/.498 last season while setting career highs in home runs (35) and RBI (89).
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers. Is Frazier another victim of the Curse of the Home Run Derby? After leading third basemen with 25 homers prior to the All-Star break and ranking third in RBI with 57, Frazier has gone yard just nine times since and has driven in 29 runs - neither total ranking in the top 10 among third basemen. Now more of a doubles hitter, Frazier still deserves a spot in the lineup, however, as opposed to this spring, he cannot be counted on to carry your team.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 3 for 5 with three RBI in the 11-0 thrashing of the Cardinals on Thursday. Frazier connected for a two-run home run, his second tater in as many games. Frazier's 32nd home run of the season came in the eighth inning to close out the scoring for the Reds. The All-Star third baseman is batting .231 over his last 10 games.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier broke out of a deep slump with a big three-hit game on Tuesday night. Frazier went 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run, but the Reds dropped the game 11-6 to the Padres. Frazier entered the game just 2 for 34 in his first nine games this month, and the home run was his first since July 25.
Reds slugger Todd Frazier is not in the lineup for the Thursday night game against Pittsburgh. There has been no word of any physical issue. He is in a mini-slump with just three hits in his last 27 at-bats. His .271 average is at its lowest point since June 5.