Baseball America is back with it’s weekly Hot Sheet. Dayton Dragons’ shortstop Todd Frazier and the Louisville Bats’ Homer Bailey make appearances at numbers 3 and 4. On Frazier:
The No. 1 prospect in the Pioneer League in 2007 after hitting .319/.409/.513 for Billings, Frazier hasn’t stopped hitting since arriving in Dayton. Frazier is riding a seven-game hitting streak, the highlight of which was his two home run night, including a walk-off, against Fort Wayne on April 7. Projected to have 20-25 home run power, Frazier is tied for the Low Class A home run lead with four in eight games.
I’d also note his 9 walks and 4 strikeouts. On Homer:
Rallying from a poor spring (5.21 ERA, 24 hits and 16 walks in 19 innings), Bailey is off to about the best start imaginable. From a performance standpoint, those two walks he’s issued are key. Though he’s exceedingly hard to hit (career 7.15 hits and 0.51 home runs per nine rates in the minors), Bailey found last year he couldn’t always contain the damage while walking four-plus batters per nine innings.
A good start from one of the Reds current top prospects and from Frazier who is trying to push himself into the top prospect discussion.