Todd Frazier rode pine early in 2012. Baker's fixation with Scott Rolen at third base hindered the early season development of Frazier in 2012.
However, the team seems ready to move forward with Todd Frazier at third base in 2013. Frazier needs to start every game at third, and on Votto's off days, giving Frazier a start at first base could benefit the team as well.
Frazier submitted an impressive 2012 campaign where he finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting.
In 128 games, Frazier amassed 422 at-bats with a .272/.331/.498 slash line, 19 home runs, 26 doubles, six triples, 67 RBI, 55 runs and 51 extra-base hits.
If Frazier plays 160 games, he'll likely get around 608 at-bats. Expanding Frazier's 2012 stats out over 608 at-bats pans out to be what would be an impressive season from a second-year player.
Frazier would finish 2013 with a .272/.331/.498 slash line with 27 home runs, 37 doubles, eight triples, 72 extra-base hits, 96 RBI and 79 runs scored.
Given regular at-bats, Frazier can certainly have the type of season spelled out above.