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Nick Franklin

25-Year-Old Second Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

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The Rays acquired Nick Franklin in 2014 as part of the David Price deal when they preferred Brad Miller. Now they have both, at the detriment of Franklin’s playing time. Franklin has spent most of the...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/21/1991   BORN: Orlando, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a rookie deal with the Mariners in August 2009. Drafted No. 27 overall in the 2009 Amateur Draft.

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Franklin was optioned to minor league camp Saturday.

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Nick Franklin Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 R AZL 10 44 43 6 13 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .302 .318 .419 .737
2009 18 A EVE 6 21 20 4 8 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .429 .600 1.029
2010 19 A CLI 129 574 513 89 144 52 22 7 23 65 25 10 50 123 2 2 7 .281 .351 .485 .836
2010 19 AA WES 1 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
2011 20 R PEO 3 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
2011 20 A+ HIG 64 297 258 50 71 20 10 5 5 20 13 1 31 56 5 1 2 .275 .356 .411 .767
2011 20 AA JAC 21 92 83 13 27 7 3 2 2 6 5 3 6 18 3 0 0 .325 .371 .482 .853
2012 21 AA JAC 57 239 205 25 66 25 17 4 4 26 9 2 24 38 8 1 1 .322 .394 .502 .896
2012 21 AAA TAC 64 296 267 39 65 27 15 5 7 29 3 2 24 68 2 1 2 .243 .310 .416 .726
2013 22 AAA TAC 39 177 142 28 46 13 9 0 4 20 7 0 30 20 2 2 1 .324 .440 .472 .912
2013 22 MAJ SEA 102 412 369 38 83 33 20 1 12 45 6 1 42 113 0 1 0 .225 .303 .382 .685
2014 23 AAA TAC 75 333 279 45 82 26 16 1 9 47 9 5 47 60 1 5 1 .294 .392 .455 .847
2014 23 AAA DUR 27 113 100 8 21 4 2 0 2 9 2 0 10 34 2 0 1 .210 .288 .290 .578
2014 23 MAJ TB 11 38 34 4 7 3 2 0 1 4 1 0 3 11 0 1 0 .206 .263 .353 .616
2014 23 MAJ SEA 17 52 47 3 6 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 21 0 1 1 .128 .192 .170 .362
2014  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TB/SEA 28 90 81 7 13 4 2 1 1 6 2 0 6 32 0 2 1 .160 .222 .247 .469
2015 24 AAA DUR 57 221 192 26 51 22 10 1 11 30 4 3 27 48 0 2 0 .266 .353 .500 .853
2015 24 MAJ TB 44 109 101 11 16 8 4 1 3 7 1 0 7 37 1 0 0 .158 .213 .307 .520
2016 25 AAA DUR 43 182 163 17 40 13 8 1 4 18 7 1 16 36 0 3 0 .245 .308 .380 .688
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3-Year Averages     58 202 183 18 37 14 8 1 5 19 3 0 18 60 0 1 0 .202 .272 .339 .611
Career  (View All)     174 611 551 56 112 45 26 3 16 58 9 1 55 182 1 3 1 .203 .275 .348 .624

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Nick Franklin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 26 Mia Did not play.
May. 25 Mia Did not play.
May. 24 @Mia Did not play.
May. 23 @Mia Did not play.
May. 22 @Det Did not play.
May. 21 @Det Did not play.
May. 20 @Det Did not play.
May. 18 @Tor Did not play.
May. 17 @Tor Did not play.
May. 16 @Tor Did not play.
May. 15 Oak Did not play.
May. 14 Oak Did not play.
May. 13 Oak Did not play.
May. 11 @Sea Did not play.
May. 10 @Sea Did not play.
May. 9 @Sea Did not play.
May. 8 @LAA Did not play.
May. 7 @LAA Did not play.
May. 6 @LAA Did not play.
May. 4 LAD Did not play.
May. 3 LAD Did not play.
May. 1 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 30 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 29 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 27 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 26 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 25 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 24 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 23 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 22 @NYY Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Nick Franklin: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 17 11 3
2014 12 1 10 2 2 2
2013 96 3 2

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Nick Franklin: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 24 17

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Nick Franklin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015293000.207.310.592
2014151010.133.133.369

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015728371.139.306.490
2014666152.167.273.492

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015667251.152.303.514
2014413141.220.341.614

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015354120.171.314.531
2014404021.100.150.324
Nick Franklin Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 R AZL 44 43 2.3% 13.6% 0.17 86% .333 .117
2009 18 A EVE 21 20 4.8% 9.5% 0.50 90% .444 .200
2010 19 A CLI 574 513 8.7% 21.4% 0.41 76% .330 .204
2010 19 AA WES 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% 1.000 .000
2011 20 R PEO 12 11 0% 50% 0.00 45% .200 .000
2011 20 A+ HIG 297 258 10.4% 18.9% 0.55 78% .335 .136
2011 20 AA JAC 92 83 6.5% 19.6% 0.33 78% .397 .157
2012 21 AA JAC 239 205 10% 15.9% 0.63 81% .380 .180
2012 21 AAA TAC 296 267 8.1% 23% 0.35 75% .302 .173
2013 22 AAA TAC 177 142 16.9% 11.3% 1.50 86% .356 .148
2013 22 MAJ SEA 412 369 10.2% 27.4% 0.37 69% .291 .157
2014 23 AAA TAC 333 279 14.1% 18% 0.78 78% .348 .161
2014 23 AAA DUR 113 100 8.8% 30.1% 0.29 66% .297 .080
2014 23 MAJ TB 38 34 7.9% 28.9% 0.27 68% .273 .147
2014 23 MAJ SEA 52 47 5.8% 40.4% 0.14 55% .231 .042
2014  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TB/SEA 90 81 6.7% 35.6% 0.19 60% .250 .087
2015 24 AAA DUR 221 192 12.2% 21.7% 0.56 75% .301 .234
2015 24 MAJ TB 109 101 6.4% 33.9% 0.19 63% .213 .149
2016 25 AAA DUR 182 163 8.8% 19.8% 0.44 78% .293 .135
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3-Year Averages     202 183 8.9% 29.7% 0.30 67% .271 .137
Career     611 551 9% 29.8% 0.30 67% .272 .145

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Nick Franklin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Franklin entered midway through Tuesday's game and went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer against the Yankees.

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Franklin was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.

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Franklin will be called up Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

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Franklin was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Franklin will pick up an eighth straight start Sunday against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Franklin's start at first base on Saturday went well enough that the Rays are likely going to give him more time there, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Franklin has been practicing at first base and could become a starter there against right-handed starters until James Loney (finger) returns, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Franklin went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Rays' loss to the Angels on Monday night.

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Franklin, who is hitting eighth and playing second base Tuesday, was seen taking balls in left field before the game, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

For his career, Franklin is just over 500 plate appearances at the big league level. While that is not enough to make a definitive decision on his future, his overall .213/.289/.358 slash line does not inspire much. The switch hitter has a bit of a long swing, but the inconsistent playing time he got in Seattle before being traded to Tampa Bay could not have helped. He can work counts to draw walks, but he has been prone to striking out and even the everyday playing time the Rays gave him in Triple-A did not help much. Franklin has double-digit home run and stolen base potential should he be a starter, but he also looks a lot like Danny Espinosa in terms of profile and risk. His 2015 outlook is cloudy because the roster still has all of the same pieces that did not permit him to join the team until rosters expanded in September. It is not impossible for him to go back to Triple-A to start the season so he plays every day.

2014

Franklin appears to be a man without a position after the Mariners signed second baseman Robinson Cano in December. The 27th overall pick of the 2009 draft, Franklin arrived in Seattle last year to take over second base from the sputtering Dustin Ackley. Franklin impressed early after his late-May callup, hitting 10 home runs and 13 doubles in his first 199 at-bats with an .830 OPS. He slumped terribly over the final two months, however, hitting two homers and seven doubles in his final 170 at-bats with a .517 OPS. Franklin struggled with offspeed pitches, posting a 27.4% strikeout rate. Even with the late-season fade, Franklin has upside, and he can still be an everyday player in the big leagues. Where that will ultimately be is uncertain, as the Mariners could trade him with Cano on board.

2013

After posting a strong .896 OPS in 57 games at Double-A Jackson to begin the season, the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League provided a new challenge for Franklin that likely will lead the Mariners to return him to Triple-A Tacoma for the start of the 2013 season. Perhaps the most pressing issue for Franklin is that his contact rate dipped to 75 percent at Triple-A, six percent lower than his first-half results at Jackson. He improved into August and September, however, and then posted a .941 OPS in the Arizona Fall League. Just where he eventually fits with the Mariners remains to be seen. The knock on the "shortstop of the future" is his range, which is perhaps why the organization had him play more games at second base than short at Triple-A and in the AFL. In November, the Mariners traded for Robert Andino to provide backup infield duty, likely quashing any shot Franklin had at the Opening Day roster.

2012

Franklin's 2011 was derailed by a couple of fluke injuries. First he suffered a concussion when a teammate's backswing smacked him in batting practice. Then he had a nasty bout of food poisoning that caused him to drop 10 pounds. Franklin played in the Arizona Fall League to make for the at-bats he missed. After a huge 2010 at Low-A Clinton, Franklin didn't show as much power at either High-A High Desert or Double-A Jackson last season. He's still wearing the “shortstop of the future” label, but the position is much more crowded than it was a year ago for the Mariners and he has more to prove. If Franklin impresses this season, which likely will start at Double-A, a September callup could happen.

2011

The 27th overall pick in the 2009 draft, Franklin looks to be Seattle's shortstop of the future. The switch-hitter drafted out of high school showed good speed (26 steals) and good defense last season at Low-A Clinton, but more impressive is that his power translated to pro ball as he hit a franchise-record 23 homers and 22 doubles. He could start the season at Double-A this year, but he needs to improve his plate discipline after posting a 50:123 BB:K in 513 at-bats last year. He's still a couple years away from Seattle, but Franklin is only 20 years old.

2010

A switch-hitting shortstop, Franklin was the Mariners' second first-round pick in the 2009 draft (27th overall). He has good speed and defensive skills and is expected to hit for average, though his power development remains a question. He was drafted out of high school, so he may take a little while to develop, but the Mariners thought enough of him to pay him about $120,000 over slot.