Possible Offseason Targets for San Francisco Giants: Todd Fraizer
Through the month of October we’ll look at several different targets this offseason that the San Francisco Giants could possibly pursue, continuing with Todd Frazier.
After watching Frazier in the postseason, I’ve warmed up to the idea that he could be a good fit for the Giants.
It has less to do with his declining bat, and more to do with his attitude. You can tell that he is a great cheerleader in the dugout and someone who desperately wants to win.
The San Francisco Giants could certainly use some of that energy in their clubhouse next year.
As for that bat, Frazier still has the potential to hit 30-plus home runs, but his batting average has taken a nose dive.
He has a career batting average of .245 in 7 seasons, but he’s hit .225 and .123 that last two seasons respectively. Both were career-lows.
While his average was the lowest of his career in 2017, he also had the highest on-base-percentage of his career at .344.
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Still, he’s hit 27 or more home runs in four seasons, and if you sign Frazier you’re signing him for that pop.
He’s also a very good defender at third base, where the Giants obviously have a need.
Frazier will play the 2018 season at the age of 32, so he’s definitely on the back-half of his career. I think the Giants could land him on a two-to-three deal at around $10-$15 million a year.
That’s not all that expensive when you consider today’s free agent market.
There are some obvious holes in Frazier’s game now, but you can’t deny his home run potential. And I fell in love with his passion for the game during the playoffs, something the Giants have been missing.
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I think he would be a great addition to this team not just on the field, but in the dugout and clubhouse where I think the Giants’ biggest issues lie.