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Todd Frazier | Third Baseman | #21

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CIN
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Todd Frazier doubled and connected for a solo homer in a 5-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Frazier came into Monday’s action hitting just .161 (5-for-31) with zero homers this spring, so it was nice to see some of signs of life with Opening Day rapidly approaching. The 31-year-old is going to be a batting average risk unless he cuts down on the strikeouts, but he provides enough power and speed to be one of the first half-dozen third basemen off the board in fantasy leagues. Mar 27 - 7:14 PM

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Todd Frazier (oblique) will make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.

The White Sox have been cautious with Frazier after he suffered an oblique strain around the start of camp, but he'll start at third base and bat cleanup on Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, he should have plenty of time to get ready for the season. Frazier, 31, slugged 40 homers with a .767 OPS last season and figures to be a trade candidate at some point this summer.
Mar 8 - 10:06 AM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Saturday that Todd Frazier (oblique) has made good progress in the last three days and could return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.

The White Sox are playing things very cautiously here, as they don't want to push Frazier and risk further aggravation to a minor oblique injury he suffered in late-February. There's no reason to expect he won't be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
Mar 4 - 2:28 PM

Todd Frazier (oblique) took swings in the batting cage and fielded grounders on Wednesday.

Frazier said that he felt good with the work that he had done. He initially suffered a minor oblique injury near the end of February. There is no immediate need for the White Sox to jump him back into action, but he should be healthy enough for it relatively soon. Barring a setback, this oblique issue does not figure to be a true hurdle to Opening Day availability.
Mar 1 - 4:03 PM

Todd Frazier (oblique) took 30 swings and fielded 30 ground balls on Monday.

"Knock on wood we’re where we need to be,’’ Frazier said. "See how we feel [Tuesday], you never know. Some people don’t believe [it was a] mild strain, but it really was.’’ Frazier will probably be ready to return to game action soon as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, but White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Monday that "there is no rush."
Feb 27 - 7:27 PM

Todd Frazier (oblique) will resume hitting on Monday.

Frazier tweaked his left oblique a week ago, but it's considered a minor strain and the third baseman is evidently feeling much improved. He's also felt some lingering effects of a sprained finger that he suffered late last season, but that doesn't appear to be an issue anymore. Frazier should be a top-10 fantasy third baseman in 2017 if he can stay healthy.
Feb 26 - 1:37 PM

Todd Frazier (oblique) is expected to ramp up his baseball activities on Monday.

Frazier has been slowed by a minor oblique strain, but is progressing nicely and is nearing a return to game action. He's on track to debut in Cactus League play near the end of next week. While oblique injuries can be tricky, this doesn't appear serious and shouldn't impact Frazier's draft stock.
Feb 25 - 11:46 AM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Todd Frazier's oblique injury is mild.

Frazier strained his left oblique Monday in White Sox camp, but it sounds like he'll be ready for Cactus League action sometime near the end of next week. The hard-hitting third baseman should be 100 percent for Opening Day. He tallied a career-high 40 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games last season.
Feb 23 - 2:48 PM

Todd Frazier suffered an oblique strain on Monday.

The issue was originally described as soreness in his lower left side. Either way, he's likely to be shut down for a few days. There's no need to take a chance with him this early in the spring.
Feb 22 - 2:38 PM

Todd Frazier said Friday that his sprained finger feels fine and that he's been hitting every day since he arrived in White Sox camp.

Frazier suffered a sprained finger on his left hand late last season and was still feeling symptoms during offseason workouts. Just a few weeks ago, the third baseman was wearing a splint on the finger. However, it appears for now that the issue might be behind him. Still, it's something to keep an eye on as he gets into Cactus League action.
Feb 17 - 11:50 AM

Todd Frazier is wearing a splint as he recovers from a sprained finger on his left hand, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Frazier first started feeling symptoms in the final few days of the season and it returned when he recently resumed workouts. He has undergone and MRI and will soon go for another follow-up exam, but he expects to be hitting by mid-February and to be ready for the start of spring training. Frazier slugged a career-high 40 homers last season, but he finished with a disappointing .225/.302/.464 batting line. 2017 is a big year for him, as he's due to hit free agency next winter.
Jan 25 - 12:57 PM

White Sox and 3B Todd Frazier avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $12 million contract.

Frazier smacked a career-high 40 home runs for the White Sox last season, although he batted only .225/.302/.464 overall. He'll be looking to improve that line in 2017 in what will be his walk year.
Jan 13 - 1:07 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the White Sox have received "due diligence" calls on Todd Frazier.

Teams have put out feelers for Frazier but teammate Jose Abreu seems to be drawing more interest. Cafardo speculates that Frazier's impending free agency (he'll hit the market after next season) could be holding teams back from pursuing him. Frazier enjoyed a career year in 2016, slugging 40 homers and 98 RBI to go with 15 stolen bases.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the Dodgers like Todd Frazier and have talked to the White Sox about a potential trade, but their first choice remains keeping Justin Turner.

It's no secret they'd like to keep Turner, but apparently they aren't willing to give him a five-year contract to do it. Even if Frazier doesn't end up on the Dodgers, the White Sox figure to find a match somewhere as they continue their rebuild. Frazier is due to become a free agent after 2017.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Dodgers have expressed interest in White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier.

There's mutual interest in Justin Turner returning to Los Angeles, but the Dodgers are monitoring the potential alternatives. Now that the White Sox have traded Chris Sale, it makes sense that Frazier will also be on the block. He's under team control for one more season before hitting free agency. Frazier hit just .225 with a .302 on-base percentage in 2016, but he slugged a career-high 40 homers.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:51:00 PM

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2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
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RF1Rymer Liriano
DH1Avisail Garcia
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