From John Fay:
The Hawaii Winter League wrapped up Sunday. The Waikiki BeachBoys, featuringÃ‚Â Reds’ prospects Yonder Alonso and Todd Frazier, won the title.
Both put up excellent numbers: Alonso hit .308/.419/.510, Frazier .295/.375/.547. Frazier led the league in slugging.
“They both swung the bat really well,” farm director Terry Reynolds. “Frazier came back OK from the concussion. It was good to see both of them play well.”
I expect Frazier to open the season in Carolina (AA), but be in Louisville by mid-season. I think his development will accelerate this season. Alonso will open in Carolina also, but I think he’ll be there for most of the season, maybe going to Louisville late.
And for those that gave any credence to the Reds talk on Draft Day of Yonder playing 3B…
Apparently, the talk of playing Alonso at third base as well as first is over.
“I would doubt that he’ll play any third,” Reynolds said. “If he does, it would beÃ‚Â out of necessity. He’s aÃ‚Â first baseman.”
Doesn’t sound like it was ever in the plan to me.