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Reds calling up prospect Todd Frazier from Triple-A

May 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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No official move has been announced yet, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds will call up prospect Todd Frazier in time for tonight’s game.

Frazier, who ranked as one of Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2009 and 2010, has hit .294 with 11 homers and a .949 OPS in 43 games at Triple-A.

He’s played all over the diamond defensively in the minors, but with the Reds struggling to get production from Jonny Gomes and Fred Lewis in left field that seems like his most probable path to playing time for now.

His numbers this season are impressive, but based on his previous track record Frazier projects more as a solid regular than a star. He’s hit .270 with a .343 on-base percentage and .481 slugging percentage in 190 total games at Triple-A, which is good but great production, and Frazier is already 25 years old.

  1. b7p19 - May 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Maybe they should try giving Heisey regular playing time first.

    • spudchukar - May 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM

      Heisey sure seems like the logical choice. As a Cards fan he has always impressed me, and offense does not seem to be the Reds’ primary issue.

      • jimbo1949 - May 23, 2011 at 3:21 PM

        Despite the considered opinion of Edinson Volquez?

  2. cintiphil - May 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Can he pitch at least 6 innings? Then the Reds can use him.

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