- Date of Birth:
- February 12, 1986
- 6' 3"
- Toms River
Todd Frazier (born Todd B. Frazier on February 12, 1986 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey) is an American professional baseball player. Todd grew up in Toms River, New Jersey and began playing baseball at an early age. He starred for the team that won the 1998 Little League World Series. He was also a member of the 1996 Junior Pee-Wee National Champions. Todd enrolled in Rutgers University, playing for the Scarlet Knights baseball team. In 2007, he started all 63 games for the team, hitting a .377 batting average and a .503 on-base percentage. He won Big East Player of the Year in 2007 and was named a Rivals.com All-American. In 2007, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Todd in the Major League Baseball Draft. The third baseman played for the Reds’ minor league team for four years, making his big league professional debut in 2011. He hit his first career home run on July 31, 2011. He continued to develop a reputation as a major league slugger over the next year. In 2014, Todd was a National League All-Star for the first time and was asked to participate in the event’s Home Run Derby. Todd won the National League bracket, but lost in the final to Yoenis Cespedes. He hit his first career grand slam in April 2015. In July 2015, he won the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home field of Cincinnati.
Best Known For:
Todd Frazier is best known as a professional baseball player, playing third base for the Cincinnati Reds and winning the 2015 Home Run Derby.
Todd has two older brothers who also play professional baseball. Jeff Frazier played for the Detroit Tigers and Charlie Frazier played for the Miami Marlins. In December 2012, Todd married his longtime girlfriend, Jackie Verdon. In May 2014, they had their first child together, a son named Blake.