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Nick Franklin

23-Year-Old Second Baseman – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

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.111

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2

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ta...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/21/1991   BORN: Sanford, 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.

April 16, 2014  –  Nick Franklin News

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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 11 49 43 9 17 7 3 0 4 13 1 1 6 10 0 0 0 .395 .469 .744 1.213
2014 23 MAJ SEA 4 10 9 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533
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3-Year Averages MAJ   102 412 369 38 83 33 20 1 12 45 6 1 42 113 0 1 0 .225 .303 .382 .686

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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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
Apr. 19 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533
Apr. 18 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .375 .597
Apr. 17 @Tex 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .429 .679
Apr. 16 @Tex 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .750 1.000
Apr. 15 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 13 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 12 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 11 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 9 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 8 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 2 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 1 @LAA Did not play.
Mar. 31 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Days 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533
Last 14 Days 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533
Last 30 Days 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533

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Nick Franklin: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 1 1 1
2013 96 3 2

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Nick Franklin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311981111.210.303.599

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132503011345.232.420.727

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013178154245.242.393.718

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013191238211.209.372.655
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 49 43 12.2% 20.4% 0.60 77% .448 .349
2014 23 MAJ SEA 10 9 10% 40% 0.25 56% .200 .222
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3-Year Averages MAJ   412 369 10.2% 27.4% 0.37 69% .291 .157

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2014 Stat Review for Nick Franklin    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.111 AVG
TERRIBLE
56% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.200 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.222 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
40.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.533 OPS
TERRIBLE
.200 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Nick Franklin (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Stauffer SD 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Anthony Swarzak MIN 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
James Russell CHI-N 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Alex Torres SD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Dan Straily OAK 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Jamey Wright LA 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Kyle Gibson MIN 3 2 1 3 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
J.A. Happ TOR 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.500 2.167
Preston Claiborne NY-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Tim Collins KC 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Nick Franklin (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Roenicke WAS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Robbie Ross TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Perez TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Pressly MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cesar Ramos TB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dale Thayer SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Siegrist STL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Simon CIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Smyly DET 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joakim Soria TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Franklin is expected to be called up Wednesday by the Mariners, the Seattle Times reports.

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Franklin has opened the season on a tear at Triple-A Tacoma with a 9-for-19 mark (.474) including three homers and seven RBI through five games.

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Franklin was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Franklin, who appears ticketed for Triple-A after losing the shortstop battle to Brad Miller, played two innings of right field Tuesday.

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Franklin has been outplayed by Brad Miller this spring for the starting shortstop job, but manager Lloyd McClendon still has not declared a winner.

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Franklin, who may be available due to the Mariners' signing of Robinson Cano, is on the Mets' radar but discussions have not yet commenced with Seattle, the NY Post reports.

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Franklin will compete with Brad Miller for the shortstop job in spring training, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Franklin could be traded to the Royals for Billy Butler, the Seattle Times reports.

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Franklin is almost certain to be traded after the Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million deal Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.