Todd Frazier, Third Base


Date of Birth: 2/12/1986
Birthplace: Toms River, New Jersey
College: Rutgers University

Todd Frazier, third baseman, 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 New York Yankees on July 18, 2017. He finished the 2017 season with a .213 batting average in 81 games with the White Sox and 66 games with the Yankees. He had 101 hits, 19 doubles, 2l7 home runs, 76 RBIs, and 125 strikeouts to 83 walks. Defensively, as a third baseman in 133 games, he made 240 assists, 39 double plays, 71 putouts, and 13 errors. In the postseason, he had 8 hits and 5 RBIs in 43 at-bats in 13 games. He hit a 3 run home run in the second inning of Game 3 of the ALCS that gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

Frazier became a free agent on November 2, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Frazier through 2017 include:

  • 938 games played
  • 820 hits
  • 165 doubles
  • 175 home runs
  • 498 RBIs
  • 819 strikeouts to 336 walks
  • .245 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Frazier at third base through 2017 include:

  • 808 games played
  • 1,400 assists
  • 141 double plays
  • 499 putouts
  • 69 errors
  • .965 fielding percentage

Personal Life

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.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Todd Frazier
ESPN - Todd Frazier