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Frazier Ready to Improve in Third Big League Season

Little League World Series hero continues living his dream in the Major Leagues.

It has been 16 years since Todd Frazier helped lead the Toms River squad to the Little League World Series title and for the past two years the former Toms River South and Rutgers Scarlet Knight star has become a key component on the Cincinnati Reds.

The 2014 season will be his third full year on the Major League level and Frazier said he is ready to help the Reds work their way to the top of the league. “We had a good year, we made it to the playoffs the way we wanted to but we had a little unfinished business. We didn’t beat the Pirates.”

After finishing in third place in the 2012 Rookie of the Year race Frazier hit .234 this past season with 19 home runs and 73 RBI. “I had an okay year,” he said. “I need to get my average up a little bit.”

Spring training is just over a month away and Frazier said he has been busy working to improve his game before he arrives in Arizona. “The best thing about baseball is you play tomorrow. We’ve got a new year coming up and I’m not worried about nothing except this day.”

Gaining experience in the majors Frazier said there is much more work to be done. “Right now the comfort level is there but I want to keep working hard and being the player I am and keep playing for 10 to 15 years. If you are comfortable then there’s somebody behind you trying to get on your tail so you’ve got to stay on your toes.”

A lot has changed since those days on the Toms River fields but Frazier said he has enjoyed the journey. “This was a dream come true ever since I was 12 with the Little League World Series,” he said. “You have those hopes and aspirations and when they come true it’s pretty cool.”

Deep Throat January 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM
He sure would look nice in pinstripes. We could use a clean 3rd baseman.
Paul E Taylor Jr January 15, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Show them what Toms River & South is all about Todd time for the beast to come out & dominate
1stcav January 15, 2014 at 08:35 AM
The beast did time, so don't even use that in the same sentence with this young man, he's a local Hero , the Beast is a disgrace,,
Scott January 15, 2014 at 09:34 AM
I enjoy following your career and wish you all the best in 2014! We should have bumper stickers that say "FRAZIER STRONG"
grace January 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM
the beast thats funny..o toms river you keep on giving..
bayway mike January 15, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Good Luck, Todd !!!! The best about the Beast was when his car was towed out of Crystal Lake after he said it was stolen, but he ditched it in the lake..
bob January 15, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Leave the BEAST alone, we all make mistakes.

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