Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Video: Another look at Todd Frazier's game-winning blast

Todd Frazier is beginning to make it extremely difficult to avoid choosing him for the All-Star team.

The latest evidence of Frazier's All-Star candidacy came Tuesday night when the Reds third basemen smoked a 440-foot blast off Pirates closer Jason Grilli in the ninth to give his club a 6-5 lead. The New Jersey native's 15th home run of the season proved to be the decisive blow for Cincinnati as Aroldis Chapman slammed the door in the bottom half of the inning.

Frazier's current stat line stands at .273/.348/.514 with 15 home runs, 39 RBI, 15 doubles and 42 runs scored. He's been by far Cincinnati's most productive and consistent hitter in 2014 thus far. This might not be saying too much, given how lackluster the offense has been at times, but he's productivity is something that cannot be ignored when discussing a possible trip to the Midsummer Classic.

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