Cincinnati Reds Midseason Report Card

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Third Base

Jun 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier (21) in the on-deck circle against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. The Reds won 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the 2014 season, Todd Frazier had basically established himself as the Reds’ third baseman, but at 28 and coming off a .235/19 HR/73 RBI season, his ceiling didn’t seem especially high.  All he has done this year is match that homer total in just 94 games, bat .290, and ratchet his OPS all the way up to .853.   He is not Adrian Beltre, but Frazier is arguably the best third baseman in the National League this season.

Grade : A-