We knew that some team was going to trade for former Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Adam Frazier before the looming deadline, but the San Diego Padres seemed unlikely to be that team. After all, the Padres already have All-Star Jake Cronenworth at second base. Well, that hardly stopped them, and the team says that Frazier, who is also eligible in the outfield for fantasy baseball purposes, will assume more of a super-utility role. Cronenworth investors need not worry.
Frazier leads all of baseball in hits and he may just win the NL batting title, but he is not for everyone in the fantasy world. Frazier has never hit more than 10 home runs in any big-league season and he is not much of a base stealer, either, having fallen short of reaching double-digits in every season of his career. This year, he has four home runs and is 5-of-9 on steal attempts. Still, he is among the top-10 second basemen on the ESPN Player Rater due to his high batting average and runs scored total, and he sits just outside the top five at the position in points formats.