Todd Frazier, born on 12th February 1986 at Toms River, New Jersey, is a professional baseball third baseman, playing for Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. Earlier, he was associated with the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. Frazier, at 6 feet 3 inches and 215 lbs, is a right-handed third baseman. He played shortstop and first base also. At junior level, he also played football. He has been nicknamed “The TodddFather”.
Born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Frazier was the youngest among three boys, and spent his early life in Toms River, New Jersey. He married long-time girlfriend Jackie Verdon, also a native of New Jersey, on 14th December 2012. She had been a Rutgers gymnast in the yesteryears. They have been blessed with a son named Blake, their first child, in March 2014, and another, a daughter, named Kylie Kimberly in December 2015.
Frazier has not divorced his wife as yet as per the latest information available. He is presently settled in Toms River where a Little League field has been named after him as Frazier Field House. Frazier belongs to Scottish ancestry, and has two elder brothers who played baseball professionally, too. He idolizes his team mate Frank Sinatra.
Frazier joined Rutgers University, and took part in college baseball for Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He debuted for a professional career in baseball on 11th July 2007 for Billings Mustangs. He played at multiple positions in the International League for the Louisville Bats. In 2010, he was invited to the training camp of the Reds like a non-roster invitee. He gave exhilarating performances throughout from 2011 to 2014.
On 5th November 2012, he was chosen as the National League Outstanding Rookie of Players Choice Wards by the MLB Players Association. On 6th July 2014, he was selected as a National League All-Star. On 8th July 2014, he was nominated to play in the Home Run Derby where he was the winner of the National League bracket. It was on 21st April 2015 that he achieved his first grand slam of his career against Brewers. On 12th May 2015, he was chosen as a spokesperson of the 2015 Major League Baseball ALL-Star.
On 18th July 2017, Frazier was traded by the White Sox to the New York Yankees. Frazier who had worn jersey no.21 throughout his career by then, changed its number to 29 in the honour of Paul O”Neill who wore Jersey no.21 and had retired unofficially.
On 3rd May 2018, he signed a contract for $ 16 million with the New York Mets. On May 8 2018, he was placed on the disabled list by the Mets after his suffering hamstrung injury, the first ever in his career so far. However, on 5th June, the Mets have activated him from the disabled list after he appeared in a series of three rehabilitation games with Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. His net worth is $7 million, and his biography has all the ingredients of a decent life.
Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020