Todd Frazier, Third Base, New York Yankees
Date of Birth: 2/12/1986
Birthplace: Toms River, New Jersey
College: Rutgers University
Todd Frazier, third baseman for the New York Yankees, was drafted in 2007 by the Cincinnati Reds. He played in the minor leagues until 2011, when he was called up to the Reds, playing in 41 games with them that season.
In 2012, his first full season in the major leagues, Frazier batted .273 with 115 hits, 26 doubles, 19 home runs, and 67 RBIs in 128 games. He had similar numbers in 2013 but he played in 150 games. In 2013, he batted .234 with 124 hits, 29 doubles, 19 home runs, and 73 RBIs.
Frazier had a strong 2014 season. He played in 157 games and he finished with 163 hits, 22 doubles, 29 home runs, 80 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, and a .273 batting average.
Frazier signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Reds on February 8, 2015. On April 21, 2015, he hit his first major league grand slam. He finished the season with career highs in doubles (43), home runs (35), and RBIs (89). In 157 games, he batted .255 with 158 hits. As the Reds' third baseman, he made 274 assists, 102 putouts, and 19 errors in 155 games.
On July 13, 2015, Frazier won the MLB Home Run Derby. He hit a total of 39 home runs.
Frazier was traded to the Chicago White Sox on December 16, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with 133 hits, 21 doubles, career highs in home runs (40) and RBIs (98), and a .225 batting average in 158 games. Defensively, as a third baseman in 149 games, he made 293 assists, 33 double plays, 91 putouts, and 11 errors.
The White Sox traded Frazier to the Yankees on July 18, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Frazier through 2016 include:
- 791 games played
- 719 hits
- 146 doubles
- 148 home runs
- 422 RBIs
- 694 strikeouts to 253 walks
- .250 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Frazier at third base through 2016 include:
- 675 games played
- 1,160 assists
- 428 putouts
- 56 errors
- .966 fielding percentage
Frazier has two older brothers who played professional baseball. His brother Jeff was in the minor leagues from 2004 through 2012 and he played in nine games with the Detroit Tigers in 2010. His brother Charlie was a minor league player from 1999 through 2004.
Frazier and his wife Jackie were married on December 14, 2012. They have one son.