Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WSC Birth Years: Todd Frazier

Card #198 - Todd Frazier

Born: February 12, 1986

Todd was drafted thirty-fourth overall by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2007 draft. Frazier made his MLB debut against the Phillies on May 23, 2011, striking out in his only at-bat. Todd blossomed into an All-Star for the Reds. He became the 2015 All-Star spokesman, when the game was held in Cincinnati. It was his second straight All-Star selection.

On December 16, 2015, Frazier was part of a three team deal between the Reds, the Dodgers and the White Sox, with the latter getting the services of the third baseman. Todd stabilized third base for the Pale Hose for the first time since the days his manager, Robin Ventura, called third base home. In fact, Frazier blew past Ventura's team record for home runs by a third baseman, clubbing forty in 2015 to Robin's thirty-four in 1996. On the other hand, the Toddfather had career lows in average (.225) and triples (0). With the team looking to rebuild, Frazier's time on the South Side may be short, but he has already made a positive impact in his first season for Chicago.

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