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Todd Frazier off to a slow start

If by chance you had recently looked up Todd Frazier's minor league statistics on, you might have taken a quick glance at his .281 batting average with the Carolina Mudcats, and been moderately impressed.

Unfortunately for Frazier, he currently sports a .314 on base percentage (a product of walking only six times on the year, as opposing to striking out seventeen times), and a .422 slugging percentage. Frazier was moved from shortstop to the outfield in spring training this year. He could move to a corner infield spot if the Reds trade him at some point, but the bottom line is that he'll eventually need to show more prowess with the bat to get a chance in the majors.

The Southern League (which is double A) is known for being pitcher friendly, and a disappointing start isn't a major cause for alarm at this point. Todd actually had one of his best games of the year last night, going 2/5 with two doubles.

Another former Knight, Jack Egbert, has been similarly struggling since the White Sox demoted him to Charlotte of the International League.