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Juan Francisco

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

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Francisco was waived late in spring training by Milwaukee and quickly picked up by Toronto. They initially used him when Adam Lind went on the disabled list and through the end of May, he batted .275/...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 6/24/1987   BORN: Bonao, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Juan Francisco Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with Yomiuri of the NPB in April of 2015.

April 21, 2015  –  Juan Francisco News

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Francisco agreed to a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the NPB on Tuesday.

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Juan Francisco 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
2007 20 A DAY 135 557 534 69 143 50 21 4 25 90 12 6 23 161 0 0 0 .268 .301 .463 .764
2008 21 A SAR 127 539 516 71 143 62 34 5 23 92 1 2 19 123 0 4 0 .277 .303 .496 .799
2009 22 AA CAR 108 459 433 64 123 50 26 2 22 74 6 2 19 91 0 3 4 .284 .318 .506 .824
2009 22 AAA LOU 22 99 92 17 32 11 5 1 5 19 0 0 4 24 0 2 1 .348 .374 .587 .961
2009 22 MAJ CIN 14 25 21 4 9 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .429 .520 .619 1.139
2010 23 AAA LOU 77 329 308 46 88 46 24 4 18 59 1 0 16 81 0 2 3 .286 .325 .565 .890
2010 23 MAJ CIN 36 59 55 3 15 4 3 0 1 7 0 1 4 20 0 0 0 .273 .322 .382 .704
2011 24 R GOO 5 19 18 3 9 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .526 .833 1.359
2011 24 AAA LOU 74 314 300 46 92 39 23 1 15 50 0 0 10 65 0 1 3 .307 .334 .540 .874
2011 24 MAJ CIN 31 97 93 10 24 11 7 1 3 15 1 0 4 24 0 0 0 .258 .289 .452 .741
2012 25 MAJ ATL 93 205 192 17 45 20 11 0 9 32 1 1 11 70 0 1 1 .234 .278 .432 .710
2013 26 MAJ MIL 89 270 240 26 53 24 10 1 13 32 0 1 25 95 0 2 3 .221 .300 .433 .733
2013 26 MAJ ATL 35 115 108 10 26 7 2 0 5 16 0 1 7 43 0 0 0 .241 .287 .398 .685
2013  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/ATL 124 385 348 36 79 31 12 1 18 48 0 2 32 138 0 2 3 .227 .296 .422 .719
2014 27 AAA BUF 12 50 44 9 15 5 2 1 2 11 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 .341 .420 .568 .988
2014 27 MAJ TOR 106 320 287 40 63 34 16 2 16 43 0 2 27 116 0 3 3 .220 .291 .456 .747
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3-Year Averages     107 302 275 31 62 28 13 1 14 41 0 1 23 108 0 2 2 .225 .288 .433 .721
Career  (View All)     404 1,091 996 110 235 102 50 4 48 152 2 6 81 375 0 6 8 .236 .297 .439 .736

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Juan Francisco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 24 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 23 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 22 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 21 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 19 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 18 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 17 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 8 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 7 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 6 Bal 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

Juan Francisco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 20 74 12
2013 67 34 2
2012 49
2011 24
2010 12
2009 4

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Juan Francisco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014434140.116.186.390
2013321020.156.219.425

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142443615390.238.504.810
20133163518460.234.443.748

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014145219240.221.490.786
2013162188180.198.383.652

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014142197190.218.423.707
20131861810300.253.457.776
Juan Francisco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 20 A DAY 557 534 4.1% 28.9% 0.14 70% .339 .195
2008 21 A SAR 539 516 3.5% 22.8% 0.15 76% .324 .219
2009 22 AA CAR 459 433 4.1% 19.8% 0.21 79% .316 .222
2009 22 AAA LOU 99 92 4% 24.2% 0.17 74% .429 .239
2009 22 MAJ CIN 25 21 12% 28% 0.43 67% .615 .190
2010 23 AAA LOU 329 308 4.9% 24.6% 0.20 74% .335 .279
2010 23 MAJ CIN 59 55 6.8% 33.9% 0.20 64% .412 .109
2011 24 R GOO 19 18 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 83% .571 .333
2011 24 AAA LOU 314 300 3.2% 20.7% 0.15 78% .350 .233
2011 24 MAJ CIN 97 93 4.1% 24.7% 0.17 74% .318 .194
2012 25 MAJ ATL 205 192 5.4% 34.1% 0.16 64% .319 .198
2013 26 MAJ MIL 270 240 9.3% 35.2% 0.26 60% .303 .212
2013 26 MAJ ATL 115 108 6.1% 37.4% 0.16 60% .350 .157
2013  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/ATL 385 348 8.3% 35.8% 0.23 60% .318 .195
2014 27 AAA BUF 50 44 12% 18% 0.67 80% .394 .227
2014 27 MAJ TOR 320 287 8.4% 36.3% 0.23 60% .303 .236
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3-Year Averages     302 275 7.6% 35.8% 0.21 61% .314 .208
Career     1,091 996 7.4% 34.4% 0.22 62% .326 .203

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Juan Francisco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Francisco has opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay and will become a free agent, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Francisco has until Sunday to decide whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A Durham or use his opt-out clause, the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

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Francisco signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Saturday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

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The Red Sox declined to tender Francisco a contract, Ben MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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The Red Sox designated Francisco for assignment Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Francisco was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Francisco is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Francisco was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Jays' loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.

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Francisco is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

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Francisco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Francisco finally got a real chance to put his prodigious power on display in 2013, serving as the primary first baseman for the Brewers after being acquired by the club in June. While he hit 13 home runs in 89 games with the team, he also hit just .221 and struck out 95 times in 240 at-bats, making it clear that he is best suited for a part-time or reserve role.

2013

After being traded by the Reds to the Braves in April, Francisco saw his playing time double in Atlanta. The Braves used him as third-base insurance behind Chipper Jones in 2012 and Francisco rewarded them with good defense and his best power season as he hit nine home runs in just 205 at-bats. Unfortunately, outside of power he suffered through his worst year at the plate yet as he hit just .234 with a .278 OBP. He also struck out in over a third of his plate appearances. Francisco was a big power and poor OBP player in the minors as well, so this is not a recent development. He'll see playing time in 2013 as the Braves can use his power off the bench, but it looks like Martin Prado will take over at third base following Jones' retirement.

2012

2011 was a costly season for Francisco, in terms of missed opportunities. He suffered a calf injury in April after making the Opening Day roster, and a later knee injury sidelined him for a significant period of time. Both of Francisco's injuries dovetailed with injuries to incumbent third baseman Scott Rolen. So instead of him getting valuable major league plate appearances, those chances fell to the likes of Miguel Cairo and Todd Frazier. Now Francisco is out of options, so the team has to keep him on the major league roster, but they still don't know if he's capable of handling an everyday job at the major league level. His plate discipline is still a mess - he had a combined 14 walks in over 400 plate appearances between Triple-A and the majors. When he does make contact, the results are nice, but it's an open question whether he'll make enough contact on a regular basis when Rolen's reign as the starter is over.

2011

Francisco did more of the same for Triple-A Louisville last year as he did throughout his minor league career - hit for power, hit for decent average and strike out a ton. The contact rate problem, accompanied by a lack of walks, is what's going to limit his future ceiling. He also isn't the most adept third baseman defensively, which makes it hard to anoint him as the Reds' future option at the hot corner. Look for him to play a little bit more in 2011 than in 2010, when he was essentially limited to pinch-hitting duty with the Reds.

2010

Now that Edwin Encarnacion is in Toronto, Francisco is the heir apparent at third base. He's hit for power at every minor league level, but his utter lack of plate discipline (his 26 walks at three levels in 2009 represented a career high) puts his ability to hit for average into question. Defense is also a bit of an issue - that the Reds were considering putting him in their left-field jumble over the offseason is worrisome. With Scott Rolen on board for at least 2010, Francisco probably will start off at Triple-A Louisville.

2009

Francisco's power is intriguing, but his lack of plate discipline is disturbing. For the second year in a row, he had more homers (23) than walks (19), though he did at least cut down on his strikeouts by a significant margin. He'll hit the Double-A wall in 2009, and he might find that level considerably more difficult.

2008

Francisco led the Low-A Midwest League with 25 homers, which turned out to be more often than he walked (23), striking out 161 times along the way (also leading the league). Until he gets better command of the strike zone, he's a flawed prospect.