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Todd Frazier | Third Baseman | #21

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are discussing the idea of Todd Frazier batting leadoff.
It's an odd idea given that Frazier is a .245 career hitter with a .321 career on-base percentage, though he did show improvement in the OBP department last year. The veteran slugger would probably be better utilized in the heart of the Mets' batting order. He signed a two-year, $17 million free agent contract with the Mets last week after tallying 27 home runs and 76 RBI over 147 games between the White Sox and Yankees in 2017. Feb 13 - 4:38 PM

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Mets signed 3B Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on Monday and finalized Wednesday after Frazier passed his physical. He will be officially introduced as the Mets' new starting third baseman at a press conference on Wednesday evening. The 31-year-old batted .213/.344/.428 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 147 games last season between the White Sox and Yankees. He slugged 40 home runs for Chicago in 2016.
Feb 7 - 2:27 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets have an agreement with Todd Frazier on a two-year, $17 million contract.

The deal is pending a physical. Frazier seemed likely to land a three-year deal when the offseason began, but the stagnant market obviously hurt him. The Mets will take it. A week away from his 32nd birthday, Frazier batted .213/.344/.428 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI for the White Sox and Yankees last season. He'll be the Mets' third baseman, which means Asdrubal Cabrera will slide over to second.
Feb 5 - 8:54 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies are interested in free agent slugger Todd Frazier.

It's unclear how serious talks might be, and Harding notes that the Rockies are also considering reunions with Carlos Gonzalez and Mark Reynolds. The moving pieces on their roster gives them some options. If they were to sign Frazier or Reynolds, Ian Desmond would likely see most of his at-bats in left field. However, if they bring back Gonzalez, Desmond would simply play first base. The Rockies have some interesting youngsters in-house like Ryan McMahon, David Dahl, and Raimel Tapia, but they appear to be prioritizing a veteran corner bat.
Jan 30 - 9:29 AM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears the Mets "still view Todd Frazier as a possibility."

Puma notes in the same report that Mike Moustakas does not seem to be a fit for the Mets, even with his price presumably dropping here in late January. Frazier has been tied to several different teams this winter -- some who view him as a first baseman, some who like him at third base, and some who could shift him between both spots. The 31-year-old free agent batted .213/.344/.428 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 147 games last season for the White Sox and Yankees.
Jan 23 - 4:23 PM

Free agent 3B/1B Todd Frazier confirmed that his representatives have been in touch with both the Yankees and Mets.

"We’ve had contact with the Yankees, my agent, Brodie (Van Wagenen), has done a great job. I love playing for the Yankees," Frazier said to the New York Post. The 31-year-old corner infielder is coming off a season in which he hit .213/.344/.428 with 27 homers and 76 RBI in 147 games for the White Sox and New York. The Mets could use Frazier at third or first base in 2018. He would likely man the hot corner with occasional trips across the diamond if he returns to the Yankees.
Jan 9 - 12:00 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, as many as 10 teams have reached out to free agent Todd Frazier.

We've already heard of interest from the Red Sox and Yankees, and Sherman adds the Giants, Angels, and Mets to the list. Frazier is being pitched as an option to play third base, first base, and maybe even some second base. The 31-year-old batted .213/.344/.428 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 147 games this past season between Chicago and New York.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are considering free agent Todd Frazier.

Silverman notes that Frazier is not a "primary target" for Boston, so this could be a backup plan in case the Red Sox are unable to land a big-time slugger like J.D. Martinez. Frazier is also drawing heavy free agent interest from the rival Yankees after posting a .788 OPS with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 66 games down the stretch for New York in 2017.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman acknowledged Tuesday that he has been having conversations with the agent for Todd Frazier.

Frazier posted a decent .788 OPS with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 66 games this past season for the Yankees after they acquired him from the White Sox on July 19. Chase Headley was traded to the Padres on Tuesday morning, leaving a clear vacancy at third base in New York. It's a pretty good fit.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:54:00 PM

The representatives for free agent Todd Frazier are pitching him as an option to play either third or first base.

Frazier has spent almost his entire career at third base, but presenting his ability to play first base -- a spot he's appeared at 94 times in his seven-year career -- obviously makes sense for marketing purposes. The right-handed-hitting 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he slugged 27 homers with a .772 OPS between the White Sox and Yankees, and given that right-handed power is always at a premium, he could receive a significant payday at either position for a team that believes he can bat in or near the middle of the order.
Source: MLB.com
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Todd Frazier told reporters after Saturday's loss to the Astros that he would love to return to the Yankees next season.

The impending free agent, who is from New Jersey, gushed about his time playing with the Yankees after a mid-season trade from the White Sox, "This group is like family -- a great family, from the coaching staff to the brass to the players. I've never been more excited to play the game of baseball than in a Yankee uniform with these guys. It's a privilege and an honor to play with these guys because they're class acts." He'll likely be seeking a multi-year deal this winter though, and it's unclear that the Yankees will be willing to give him one with Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar knocking on the door to the big leagues.
Source: NJ.com
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:34:00 PM

Todd Frazier belted a three-run home run and scored a pair of runs in Monday's win over the Astros.

Frazier basically just flicked his wrists and one-handed a ball just over the right-field wall for a three-run shot in the second inning off of Charlie Morton. It wouldn't have been a home run at any park other than Yankee Stadium, but we doubt Frazier cares. It's Frazier's first longball of the postseason, although he did have an RBI double in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Todd Frazier hit an RBI double in a loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Frazier lifted a fly ball to left field that actually got stuck in the padding of the wall, resulting in a ground-rule double that plated the Yankees' only run in the game. Frazier went 1-for-3 in the game. The 31-year-old is hitting .167 with two RBI this postseason.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Multi-hit days have been few and far between for Frazier, as demonstrated by his lowly .214 batting average. It's been a rough season by his previous standards but he is finishing up with a strong month of September and looks poised to be a valuable contributor in the post-season if the Yankees can make it past the Wild Card game. Frazier has a .214/.344/.429 triple slash with 27 homers and 76 RBI in 146 games.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Todd Frazier went 1-for-2 and popped a solo home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He deposited a Tim Mayza offering over the wall in the eighth inning. Frazier hit 40 bombs last year but has disappointed his fantasy owners by limping to a .214 batting average with 26 home runs and 75 RBI this season with the White Sox and Yankees. He's also seen his stolen base total drop from 15 a year ago to only four in 2017. He will be a free agent after the season and may struggle to find a starting role in 2018.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:07:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3Phillip Evans
4T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Gavin Cecchini
4Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Tyler Bashlor
9Jacob Rhame
10Jamie Callahan
11Matt Purke