#VOTEFRAZIER: HE DESERVES IT (AND WHO CAN RESIST THIS FACE?)
Todd Frazier deserves to be a National League All-Star in 2015 and I’d like for you to go HERE to vote for him, as soon as possible (voting ends July 3).
If you need convincing…
- No Reds player has ever hit 40 home runs and 40 doubles in a single season. Frazier is currently on pace for 48 doubles and 50 homers.
- Frazier is on pace for 101 extra-base hits, which would be 13th most all-time during a regular season (Ruth 119, Gehrig 117, Bonds 107, Klein 107, Helton 105, Sosa 103, Helton 103, Belle 103, Musial 103, Greenberg 103, Klein 103, Hornsby 102).
- Beginning May 5, Frazier leads the National League (153ab minimum) in hitting (.340, 52-153), home runs (12), slugging (.686) and on-base percentage (.392).
- Frazier ranks among all National League third basemen in home runs (1st), slugging (1st), OPS (1st), WAR (1st), runs scored (1st), doubles (1st), extra base-hits (1st), total bases (1st), hits (2nd), RBI (2nd), batting average (3rd), walks (3rd) and on-base percentage (4th).
The Todd Frazier Game Face has been a big hit this season on social media – begging the question, what would a Todd Frazier All-Star Game Face look like? I’m sure I’m not the only Reds fan who wants to see it! (More reason to Vote Frazier!)
And just in case you’re not familiar with the #FrazierGameFace, check out the collection below….
- Played college baseball at Rutgers
- Was a member of the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series. In the championship game vs Japan, went 4-for-4 with a home run.
- Todd won the national Punt, Pass and Kick competition in 1997 for boys 10-11.
- Frazier quarterbacked his pee-wee football team to a national championship in 1996.
- At Redsfest 2008, Todd beat 560 players to win the Reds Community Club Celebrity Poker Tournament and donated the first-place $10,000 prize to the Reds Community Fund.
- When Todd was 14, his Math teacher landed him his first real job on the Jersey Shore as a “carnival barker.” His duties included working the carnival games on the boardwalk, primarily the basketball hoops.
- Todd also worked in the bakery department at his local grocery store. He made cakes and donuts and brownies.
- Todd played baseball, football and basketball at Toms River South High School (New Jersey). He set a school hoops record with 27 rebounds in a game and scored over a thousand points during his High School career. He gets his basketball skills honestly, as his dad Charles played hoops at Morehead State.
- Todd’s two brothers have played professional baseball, including Jeff, who made it to the big leagues with the Tigers. His older brother Charlie played Triple-A ball with the Marlins.
- Todd didn’t choose his number 21; he simply asked for a number under 80. When he received 21, he went back and looked up all of the Reds players who had had that number. Paul O’Neill was one of Todd’s heroes growing up, so it was cool for him to discover that O’Neill had also donned the number 21 for the Reds.
- Todd’s first car was a 1989 Toyota Camry – a hand-me-down from both of his brothers.
- In 2013, Frazier designated the Baseball United Foundation’s Grand Slam for Sandy fundraising effort as the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust. The donation was part of a $20,000 charitable contribution he received for being named the 2012 National League Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards balloting.
- In 2012, while dining at a Pittsburgh restaurant, Frazier saved a person from choking by performing the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge a piece of food.