Marlins Free Agency Watch: Several Infielders Still Available

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 10: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 10: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 27: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Todd Frazier 2.2 WAR

Todd Frazier was a first round selection of the Cincinnati Reds back in 2007 out of Rutgers University. As a junior, he played in 63 games and clubbed 22 homers with 65 RBI, hitting .377 and walking 62 times for a .502 OBP.

After Frazier’s selection, he rose steadily through the Reds minor league system to spend his first five major league seasons with them, making the National League All Star team in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 with the Chicago White Sox, he hit a career-high 40 home runs.

A native of Point Pleasant, NJ, Frazier is a six-foot-three, 220 lb. right-handed corner infielder. Although he’s mainly played third base through his entire career, he’s also started 84 times at first base, also making nine starts in left field and even once in right.

Since then, Frazier has also played for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. Over the course of his career, he’s a .243/.320/.450 hitter, with a total of 214 home runs and 624 RBI to his credit in 1,186 contests.

There are those who will say that Frazier is not what he once was, but his 2.2 WAR in 2019 was his highest mark since 2016. Over his last five seasons, since his all star appearances, he’s averaged 2.7 WAR.

Although Frazier will turn 34-years-old around the time pitchers and catchers report next month (that felt good – baseball is here next month), he’s still got a lot to offer an up-and-coming team like the Marlins.

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