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Todd Frazier

#21 / Third Base / Cincinnati Reds





Feb 12, 1986

Fast Facts:

Todd B. Frazier was born Feb 12, 1986 in Point Pleasant, NJ. He attended Toms River South High School in Toms River, NJ and Rutgers University. Jersey strong.

Todd led his team from Toms River to the 1998 Little League World Series title.

He was named Big East Player of the Year in 2007 and was drafted by the Reds in the supplemental first round, the 34th overall pick.

He made his Major League debut for the Reds on May 23, 2011. He struck out in his only at-bat and was sent back down to the minors the very next day.

On May 27, 2012, Frazier hit a home run with no hands.



On May 28, Frazier was having dinner with teammate Ryan Ludwick when a fellow patron started choking. Frazier saved his life by performing the Heimlich Maneuver. The next day, he doubled and tripled in an 8-1 victory over the Pirates.

Frazier was third in Rookie of the Year voting in 2012, finishing behind Bryce Harper and Wade Miley.

Organizational History:

Drafted/Signed: by the Reds in the supplemental first round of the 2007 draft. Signed July 5, 2007.

Contract Status:

MLB service time: 1.071 seasons

Current contract status: Pre-arb. Eligible for arbitration in 2015, eligible for Free Agency in 2018.

Career Stats:


Ratings via The Baseball Cube

Speed: 72
Contact: 50
Patience: 66
Batting: 70
Power: 84

Now this is a well-rounded individual. Frazier has always been the kind of player that doesn't have any eye-popping stand-out tools like Billy Hamilton's speed or Jay Bruce's power, but as you can see he is not deficient in any respect.

2013 Projections:

via FanGraphs


Fan Scouting Report Ratings via FanGraphs (career rating)

Instincts: (51)
First step: (53)
Speed: (50)
Hands: (50)
Release: (48)
Arm strength: (56)
Arm accuracy: (49)
Overall: (51)

FSR: -1

Pitch f/x Hitter Profile: